Apples for Unicorns by Anna Maltz

Apples for Unicorns

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 732 yards (640 - 669 m)
One Size
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This pattern is the fruits of collaboration with Gather, a magical little yarn store in the very heart of Down Town Los Angeles in the sunny land of California. You can find it nestled in an upstairs corner of The Last Bookstore, which has a tunnel built out of books and a large fantasy section. Basically it’s just the sort of place you’d expect to find a unicorn on vacation.

This long, bias knit, garter stitch, diagonally striped scarf is a riff on my Diagonapples pattern with a slightly more forgiving number of stitches per row. It is specially designed to utilise one full skein of Tosh Merino Light and your choice of 6 (or more!) Unicorn Tails; hence the name, Apples for Unicorns.

The majority of this project doesn’t require close counting, which makes it a good project to do while having epic chats (such as at the cosy knit night at Gather). Though simple, it is quite striking and when you are in your stride it can prove addictive. The placement of the picot rows add an element of functional beauty by disguising the change of colour between stripes to make the scarf completely reversible. The theory of the pattern is well explained (in a general way and row-by-row, for those who like extra hand-holding) and extensive notes will give you all the tips I’ve gathered knitting many reversible, striped, bias knit scarves.

Scarf Measurements
Length: 160cm / 63”
Width: 20cm / 8”

The pattern uses 1 full skein of Tosh Merino Light and 6 Unicorn Tails.
Pictured in:
Madeline Tosh, Tosh Merino Light (4ply/Fingering; 100% superwash Merino; 384 meters/420 yards per approximately 100g/4oz)
Main Colour: El Greco x 1

Madeline Tosh, Unicorn Tails (4ply/Fingering; 100% superwash Merino; 47m/52y per approx. 14gr/.5oz)
A: Button Jar x 1
B: Cousteau x 1
C: Ink x 1
D: Rainwater x 1
E: Silver Fox x 1
F: Antler x 1

tapestry needle
locking stitch marker