The Knit-a-Long has ended and sign-up is closed. The pattern is available for purchase through Ravelry.

Unicorn KAL – free Instagram knit-a-long

      • 4 weeks

      • 12 clues

      • #unicornKAL2018

      • #fromtheartesanitarium



Starts: Monday, April 9th

Ends: Friday, May 4th.


So how this is going to go down

I will release the pattern in 12 parts on Instagram, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the first weeks of the knit-a-long. The last week is an extra week so every has time to finish.


The Design

The design is asymmetrical triangular shawl with increases on the other edge, check my Instagram for more photos.

The shawl if worked sideways, adding 1 sts every right side row by doing a yo. It consists of 9 different stitch patterns; Stockinette, Honey Comb and reverse Honey Comb, Linen Stitch and Half Linen Stitch, Lace, Slipped Cables and Mosaic Cables.


Needle size

  • 4 mm / US 6 (or to obtain gauge) long needles or circular needle


Yarn used

  • MC: 100 g of Unbelieva-Wool: Superwash Merino DK

    DK weight

    Yarn content: 100% Superwash Merino

    225.0 meters (246.1 yards) / 100 g

  • CC: 100 g of

    Novita Nalle

    DK weight,

    Yarn content: 75% wool, 25% nylon

    260.0 meters (284.3 yards) / 100 g



  • 1 stitch marker

  • 2 cable needles



  • 25 sts and 35 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) in

  • Stockinette, worked flat


Final measurements

  • 160 cm (64 inces) in width

  • 70 cm (28 inches) in height



  • Always slip the first st on the WS row p wise.

  • Using the yarn weight and gauge suggested you end up with a shawl that is as big as stated in “Final measurements”. However, a different yarn weight can be used but that will result in a bigger or smaller shawl depending on whether your yarn is thicker or thinner.

  • Obtain the gauge will result in the right size, but might effect the yardage needed.

  • The pattern is written so that if you run out of your main color too early, due to shifts in gauge or other unexpected things, you are able to knit a couple of repeats less than in the original pattern. To compensate for the length, just knit a couple more stockinette rows before the “Part 9: Lace Cable”.

  • The pattern has charts and written instructions. The charts are there just to help you visualize what your doing and to aid you.



No extreme knitting skills are needed!

Knit, purl, yo, k2tog, ssk, sl wyif and wyib and a couple of cable turns is all you need to do in addition to cast-on and bind-off!



BO = Bind off

CC = Contrast color

CN = Cable needle

CO = Cast on

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 sts together

M = Marker

MC = Main color

P = Purl

PM = Place marker

Psso = Pass slipped st over = Lift the sl st over the st just knitted.

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right side of the work

Sl = Slip

SM = Slip Marker

Ssk = Slip, slip knit = Slip 2 sts knit wise from left-hand needle to the rig-hand needle, slip them both back to left hand needle and knit the two stitches together trough their back loops.

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong side of the work (or back side)

Wyib = With yarn held back

Wyif = With yarn in front

Yo = Yarn over


Cable abbreviations

1/1 LC = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, k1, k1 from cn.

1/1 RC = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1, k1 from cn.

1/2 LC = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, k2, k1 from cn.

1/2 RC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k1, k2 from cn.

Sl 1/1 LC = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, k1, sl 1 from cn.

Sl 1/1 RC = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, sl 1, k1 from cn.

1/1LC on WS = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, p1, p1 from cn.

1/1 RC on WS = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, p1, p1 from cn.

1/2 LC on WS = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, p2, p1 from cn.

17 thoughts on “Unicorn Knit-a-long

  1. If fingering yarn used, would it be possible to make it bigger in size( just same in as the size if knitted in DK)

  2. Hello, I have signed up for the news letter and recieved my first email today but is there a way I get get the first clues that came before the lace so I can catch up many thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *