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Unicorn KAL – free Instagram knit-a-long
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 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.
4 mm / US 6 (or to obtain gauge) long needles or circular needle
MC: 100 g of Unbelieva-Wool: Superwash Merino DK
Yarn content: 100% Superwash Merino
225.0 meters (246.1 yards) / 100 g
CC: 100 g of
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
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
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.