Unfolding by Sari Nordlund


March 2020
Lace ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in charted lace stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1640 yards (1500 m)
Total length (longest edge): 230 cm / 90.5” • Total width (shortest side): 134 cm / 53”
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Unfolding beautifully combines twisted ribbing, geometric lace, elongated garter stitch and eyelets into a staple shawl. The triangular shawl is knit from the bottom up, i.e. you start with the wide side and decrease your way to the tip. This way, all the hard work (i.e. the longer rows) is done at the beginning, and the rows become shorter and quicker as the shawl grows!

Finished Measurements

Total length (longest edge): 230 cm / 90.5”
Total width (shortest side): 134 cm / 53”


Garthenor Number 1 (100% wool; 350 metres / 383 yards per 50 g)

1500 metres / 1750 yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Shale.


3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 100 cm / 40” (or needle size to obtain gauge)


23 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in charted lace stitch, after blocking)


• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Darning needle
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

Unfolding is one of the 8 modern, minimalist patterns featured in Issue 3 of Making Stories Magazine.

Issue 3 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.


• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Claudia Reudelsdorf
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua
• Graphic Design: Camille Romano

About Making Stories Magazine

With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.