Have You Ever Wanted To Be A Mermaid!

A Great Yarn has combined the creative genius of Jean Williams and Pati Duvall (with assistance from pattern designer Angie Hartley) to give all current and future mermaids the chance to snuggle up in their very own “mermaid lapaghan” while reading a book or watching television.  Jean has knitted up a terrific version of Angie Hartley’s pattern for the mermaid lapaghan, which can be easily modified to work for toddlers up to teens.  Pati, who is A Great Yarn’s favorite local artist, has also designed and hand-painted the perfect display for highlighting Jean’s handiwork.

Jean Williams and her mermaid lapaghan creation

Jean Williams and her mermaid lapaghan creation

Jean used Plymouth Yarn’s Encore to knit her mermaid lapaghan, but any other worsted weight yarn will work just as well.  To give the lapaghan additional definition, Jean knitted together one solid color of Encore and one variegated color, but let you own creativity guide your efforts.

Pati Duvall and her "mystery girl" creation

Pati Duvall and her “mystery girl” creation

The young girl in Pati’s display was modeled after the protagonist in “Charlotte’s Web.” And while it is tempting to give her the same name as the title character – Fern — that just seems too obvious.   Therefore A Great Yarn is asking our customers to come up with the best name for Pati’s young girl.

Pati Duvall and her "mystery girl" creation

Pati Duvall and her “mystery girl” creation

From now until the end of July we’d like you to send us your proposed name for Pati’s young girl to info@agreatyarn.com. You can also phone us at 508-348-5605, or just drop by the shop.  We’ll let the creators of the display – Jean and Pati – select the best entry.  On August 1st we’ll announce the winner and give them a $50 gift certificate.