Rainbows & Unicorns

In Fingering weight yarn, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes, Shop sample available by Shannon

There’s nothing more magical than rainbows. Unless, of course, you’re talking about unicorns. Now, put those two together, and you’ve got something really special. And that’s what this shawl is: special. It’s fun, funky, and a great excuse to use a speckly, sparkly colorway. It’s a tasty treat that will have you reaching for it again and again when the temperatures plummet and the days shorten.


  • Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 78″; depth at center: 23″.
  • Yarn: approximately 750 yards total fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Pixie Plied in Feliciacakes (cA; 400 yards) and Orange You Glad (cB; 350 yards).
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm needle for flat knitting, or size needed to get gauge
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 24 sts = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.