This August 2020, Melanie released her mesmerizing Nixe (mermaid in German). Of course we fell in love with the colorways that she designed her lovely mermaid wrap in, but those were limited edition colorways that were gone ever so quickly. Yet, our hearts still longed for the siren call of Melanie's Nixe shawl. Fortunately, the magical color sprites at Pascuali left us with several equally splendid Balayage colorways to stitch up new jeweled scales of our own. So for those of us ready to lean into the siren call, we can be joyed to know that there are many more mermaids in the sea.
For our Nixe sample, we were drawn toward a delicate contrast, inspired by watercolor seascapes from the sandy pebbly shore.
This is Nixe, a two-colored asymmetrical triangle shawl, with an easy-to-knit yet beautiful stitch pattern that resembles a mermaid's tail. I loved making it and was a bit sad once all stitches were bound off.
98.5” [250 cm] wingspan and 23.5” [60 cm] deep
Gauge (after blocking): 11 sts x 22 rows = 2 x 2” [5 x 5 cm] in garter stitch
Needles & Notions
• US 3 [3.25 mm] circular needles
or size to obtain gauge
Our Sample shown in: Puno and Sandoval (first option)
Melanie's Original Sample shown in: Limited Editions colors that are no longer available.
- Yarn: Balayage by Pascuali⎪80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Organic Extrafine Merino⎪fingering⎪190 yds⎪50g
- MC: 3 balls
- CC: 2 hand-dyed hanks
Pattern: a code will be included in the kit to redeem your digital pattern.
Note: Both colors will be almost completely used up. You can add repeats if you have more yarn left, or you can
leave out repeats if you start to run out. This pattern is very easy to adapt to your given yardage.