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Pattern Release: the Mermaid Waves Shawl

Happy Friday to you! Today is an especially happy Friday for me, because it is Pattern Release Day! The Mermaid Waves Shawl pattern is now available for download, and I am just thrilled with it. I designed the shawl with Yarn Bee Caterina in the Summer Siesta colorway, and once I had just a few rows completed, I shared a photo on my social media. One of my favorite people called “dibs” before I had even shared what it was I was creating! It has already arrived at her home, and she loves it!

Straight Hooked Mermaid Waves Shawl progress photo Yarn Bee Caterina Summer Siesta

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I wanted to create a lightweight summer shawl which would be perfect for keeping your arms warm on a chilly evening or in an overly air conditioned building. (Seriously, why do they keep buildings at 45 degrees in the summer? It feels so strange to need a coat to go INSIDE!) You can choose any sport weight yarn you like, grab your favorite 5mm hook, and get going on creating yourself the perfect summer shawl!

The pattern itself is comprised of two repeating sections, which makes it perfect for working up while you watch a show. Because of the difference in the pattern sections, you won’t become bored, and the short rows make it grow quickly. I made a second one, also in Yarn Bee Caterina, in the colorway Fairview Cottage, and this one is still available for purchase if you don’t want to make one yourself.

Straight Hooked Mermaid Waves Shawl Yarn Bee Caterina Fairview Cottage

The Mermaid Waves Shawl would make for a perfect nursing wrap as well, due to its lightweight weave. Today only, (4/23/23) you can get a copy of the Mermaid Waves Shawl pattern for free as part of the Hey Baby Blog Hop and Bundle Sale!

If you missed patterns in this month’s event, you can snag all 30 patterns for just $9.99 when you use my affiliate link:

Here’s a peek at all the patterns you’ll receive in the bundle:

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Well, that’s about all of my news for this week. Be sure to stay tuned, because this summer is going to be PACKED with so many fun things here at Straight Hooked, including some FREE patterns!

Until next time,

Happy Hooking!


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