Unicorn Party by Kathleen Dames

Unicorn Party

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
500 - 550 yards (457 - 503 m)
one size
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Fun to knit and a blast to wear, Unicorn Party puts garter stitch to work mixing up colors in your favorite multicolor skein before adding colorful mini skeins of sock yarn (your best leftovers, color packs, unicorn tails) for the edging. Thoughtful details and helpful notes will make this small shawl your new fave to knit and to wear. The only limit on this party is your imagination.

What you’ll love about knitting Unicorn Party:

  • Starting at the bottom with three stitches and following my notes means no fear of running out of yarn
  • This is a perfect stash buster . Grab your favorite leftovers or rock one of those gorgeous gradient packs that have taken the knitting world by storm and have a party!
  • Garter stitch makes for great social knitting, plus it breaks up the pooling that can occur with speckled and hand-dyed yarns - have fun knitting yourself a Unicorn Party at a party ;)

What you’ll love about wearing Unicorn Party:

  • Color party! Knit and wear yourself a rainbow or a gradient or a mix of your favorite colors
  • You get a squishy cozy fabric from Garter stitch - fantastic for keeping you warm and colorful any time of year
  • Shallow triangle shape makes it perfect to wear as a shoulder shawl, scarf, or bandit-style neck warmer

Size/Finished Measurements
Width: 66½ inches/169cm Depth: 14 inches/35.5cm high


  • madelinetosh tosh sock (100% Superwash Merino; 395yds/361m per 3.53oz/100g); MC color: Holi Festival; 1 skein {approx 395yds/361m}
  • madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (100% Superwash Merino; 52yds/48m per 14g); CC1 color: Edison Bulb, CC2 color: Neon Peach, CC3 color: Pop Rocks; 1 skein each {approx. 37yds/34m each}
  • US6/4.0mm 40-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

20 sts x 40 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch, blocked
Note: I am a loose knitter. While gauge is not critical in a shawl, you may run out of yarn if your gauge is different from the gauge given.

Skills Needed
casting on
binding off

Technical Editing: Maureen Hannon, Lana Ananth
Test Knitting: dezignmama, knittygal, pinhappy, strickgut