Celtic Thistle Unicorn Shawl by Tania Richter

Celtic Thistle Unicorn Shawl

February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
App. 72" x 21" after blocking
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Pattern is on sale for $6 through 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, February 24th using coupon code WILD, after which it will return to its usual price.

If you’re attending Stitches West this weekend Canon Hand Dyes has some gorgeous kits for this beastie, along with the sample in her booth - numbers 729 and 731! Stop by and give them some love.

Introduction -
This shawl has a very strong Scottish background, as the Unicorn is the national animal of Scotland and the Thistle is the national flower. It makes a grand entrance for a new shawl technique that uses a center cast on to show off those vibrant gradient yarns to full effect.

Equipment -

  • 800 yards of Main Color and 800 yards of Contrasting Color (1600 yards total) of Canon Hand Dyes Oscar Sparkle Sock. 2 matching gradient skeins and 2 matching solid skeins are recommended.
  • ~40 Stitch markers
  • 47”- 60” US 1 (2.25) (if you knit loose) or US 2 (2.75 mm) (if you knit tight) needles – or size needed to obtain gauge. You may want two sets of needles if you prefer to work without scrunching up your project.

Gauge -

28 stitches and 38 rows - 4” or 10 cm
This is one of those rare times that I’m going to say that gauge is vital to this project, as is blocking. Yes. Blocking. This is the first design I’ve done that has had to be blocked to fit the final triangular shape and full size. Trust me, it makes a world of difference.

This pattern is part of the Creatures of Celtic Fantasy
pattern collection and is included as part of the eBook.

Special Note: The purchase price of the eBook at $36.00 is significantly discounted versus the price of purchasing the original patterns singly at $8.00 each. No refunds can be given for individual pattern purchases. If you have purchased a single pattern and wish instead to purchase the full eBook instead, please contact me within a week of your initial purchase to resolve the issue.