I’ve published a new knitting pattern just in time for autumn!
Unicorn / Einhyrningur is an adorable rainbow-themed lopapeysa (lopi wool sweater) featuring Icelandic unicorns: chubby and sweet, just like the Icelandic horse. It costs $6 (USD) and I have an introductory offer of 30% off with the coupon code RAINBOW.
This is a fun and fairly simple knit, but heads up: the unicorn section is a bit finicky – watch your gauge and make sure you catch the long floats. The time that takes is offset by the easy-peasy rainbow section on the home stretch. It’s great fun seeing it all come together. There’s something so satisfying about knitting rainbows!
Some technical stuff: Unicorn is a unisex children’s Icelandic sweater knit with Léttlopi or another Aran or worsted weight yarn. The pattern is available in both English and Icelandic. It’s knit in the round from the bottom up on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles and is seamless except for the underarms, which are grafted using kitchener stitch. Unicorn comes in sizes 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 years and was created using knittingpatterns.is. Note that I knit the neck a bit loose on the sweater pictured (my daughter’s picky about that!) but the pattern creates a typical Icelandic sweater fit.
After typing up my last pattern, Blossi, beautifully by hand, I took the decision to use the autogenerated patterns for this one. This has its pros and cons. On the upside, it makes it much easier to release in numerous sizes, and each Pdf is for one size only, which makes the pattern super simple to read. The downside, however, is that I can’t edit the pattern text, so make sure you check my notes on its Ravelry page.