Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Countdown to the Crawl: Unicornucopia

Only 2 more days until the 7th annual DFW Yarn Crawl, and I still have 2 more new shawl patterns to share with you!

This next one is a bit whimsical. Okay, a lot whimsical. When Logan of Leon Alexander Yarns said he was dyeing an exclusive colorway for Amy at West 7th Wool and asked if I'd design something for it, I knew it had to be something unique, something that showed off the playful side of both Logan and Amy. Enter the Unicornucopia shawl!

This crazy colorful unicorn horn was created using bi-color brioche with a strand of Countess Fingering and a strand of Jester DK Mohair, each in the W7W exclusive colorway "ATTN: UNICORN DEPT" (and yes, you can absolutely substitute a second skein of fingering weight yarn if mohair's not your thing).

If you'll be participating in the DFW Yarn Crawl, you can see this sample in person at the Leon Alexander trunk show, all day Saturday 8/18 at West 7th Wool in Fort Worth. You might even run into yours truly. ;)

One size
Span: 70 inches
Height at center point: 16 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
28 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in brioche rib

LC: Leon Alexander Yarns Countess Fingering
[85% merino, 15% nylon; 430yds/423m per 100g skein];
color: ATTN: UNICORN DEPT; 1 skein
DC: Leon Alexander Yarns Jester DK Mohair
[75% mohair, 20% wool, 5% nylon; 240yds/220m per 100g skein];
color: ATTN: UNICORN DEPT; 1 skein
US #5/3.75mm circular needle
Tapestry needle

Buy the pattern now on Ravelry! And if you aren't able to make it to W7W for the exclusive colorway, you can still find lots of other gorgeous yarns at from the comfort of your own couch.

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