Travel Mode

Travel Mode is a rectangular shawl with a seamless modular construction that creates a herringbone pattern mirrored along a center panel. The shawl is knit in garter stitch with eyelet details and an i-cord finish. While designed for 1 main and 7 contrasting colors, the shawl can be knit with as many or as few colors as you wish.

The 7 contrasting colors that form a gradient can be used in two different orders, creating two different “color journeys”, while the colors can be used randomly as well. The construction and the knitting instruction are the same, but the order in which the colors are used is different from one journey to the other.

Travel Mode was originally published as the mystery pattern accompanying the Frida Fuchs advent calendar 2021.


Digital Knitting Pattern (PDF) in English and German

Price: € 6.00

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1 Main Color (MC) of fluffy Lace weight yarn (300 m per 50 g skein)

+ 9 Contrasting Colors (CC) of Fingering weight yarn (70 m per 20 g / 360 m per 100 g)


1517 m / 1661 yds in total

Color Journey 1: There & Back Again
The 9-color gradient is worked to the center, then mirrored from the center to the other end of the shawl, shown in the colors sets “beach” (left; used in the pictured sample shawl) and “deep sea” (right).

  • MC: 294 m / 322 yds / 1 skein

  • CC1: 236 m / 258 yds / 4 mini skeins

  • CC2: 121 m / 133 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC3: 106 m / 116 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC4: 135 m / 148 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC5: 138 m / 151 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC6: 107 m / 117 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC7: 133 m / 146 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC8: 107 m / 117 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC9: 140 m / 153 yds / 2 mini skeins


Color Journey 2: Round Trip
The 9-color gradient is worked lengthwise on one side of the shawl in one direction, and on the other in the other direction, shown here in the color sets “blooming desert” (right) and “city” (left).

  • MC: 294 m / 322 yds / 1 skein

  • CC1: 199 m / 218 yds / 3 mini skeins

  • CC2: 120 m / 132 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC3: 107 m / 117 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC4: 107 m / 117 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC5: 75 m / 82 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC6: 133 m / 146 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC7: 138 m / 151 yds / 2 mini skeins
  • CC8: 135 m / 148 yds / 2 mini skeins

  • CC9: 207 m / 227 yds / 3 mini skeins

Shown in:

MC: Dufte by Frida Fuchs (74% Alpaca / 26% Silk, 300 m per 50 g skein)

CC: Steppke Single by Frida Fuchs (100% Merino, 70 m per 20 g mini skein)

in the colorways of the “Beach” set:

  • MC: Salz

  • CC1: Ipanema 

  • CC2: Bondi beach

  • CC3: Waikiki

  • CC4: Usedom

  • CC5: Westerland 

  • CC6: Darß
  • CC7: Riviera

  • CC8: Siesta Key
  • CC9: Elafonisi

24 sts / 36 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in stockinette stitch with DUFTE Lace
24 sts / 48 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in garter stitch with STEPPKE Single

Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!


Length: 200 cm / 78 ¾“
Width: 62 cm / 24 ½“


US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape), 80-100 cm / 32-40“ long; optional: smaller circular needles (eg. US 2½ / 3 mm) for sections worked in MC (see swatching info below); larger needle size for binding off


tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers; optional: blocking wires


My goodies for the #travelmodeshawl #kal by #sosuknits arrived from #bellemaeyarns this week 🌸 #scheepjesmohairrhythm #scheepjes #garnmanufaktur #knitting #mohair #mohairyarn
29 days of summer knitting?
Sing me up!

Join the Travel Mode Knit-A-Long starting August 1!

Download the pattern from Ravelry or Payhip (or via and get your yarn and needles ready for cast-on day.

The KAL will the place on Instagram by posting with the #TravelModeKAL hashtag. You can look forward to live sessions, Q&As, a giveaway, and lots of relaxed knitting. 
More info coming soon!

Are you in?

#TravelModeKAL #TravelModeShawl #SOSUknits #knitting #stricken #KAL #SummerKnitting
Travel Mode

knitting pattern now available on Ravelry and Payhip!

#sosuknits #TravelModeShawl #knitting #stricken

the modular geometric shawl of your dreams (maybe that’s just me…) is now available on Ravelry & Payhip! 🎉

The shawl was originally designed for the @frida_fuchs_yarns Advent Calendar 2021 and knit as an MKAL.

The pattern is written for 1 main color (1 skein of fluffy lace weight yarn) and 9 contrasting color of fingering weight yarn (21 mini skeins in total, or use leftovers).

Follow the links in my bio for more info & to purchase the pattern!

The pattern is available in English and German in 3 versions (full/print/mobile), plus the original Advent Calendar version.

#TravelModeShawl #FridaFuchsAdvent2021 #sosuknits #FridaFuchs #ModularKnitting #ModularShawl #ShawlKnitting #knitting #stricken
The joy of summer knitting! ☀️💕

What are you working in this weekend, knitting or otherwise?

The OG version of Travel Mode, the shawl I design for the @frida_fuchs_yarns Advent Calendar 2021, will be out soon and I’m working on a version 2.0.

For some reason I love knitting leftover projects in summer… I think it’s a combination of the fun of using lots of colors in one project, and the fact that I accumulated lots of leftovers over the colder months.

In this project, so far, I’ve used yarn from @frida_fuchs_yarns, @labienaimee, @rohrspatzundwollmeise, @hedgehogfibres and @ladydyeyarns (bottom to top), with lots more to come.

#SummerKnitting #sosuknits #knitting #MakeTheMostOfIt #TravelModeShawl #ModularKnitting #OutdoorKnitting #stricken
Finished this happy-go-lucky shawl and snapped a quick picture of how I wear it while out and about😊. It has all the colours I love so much! 

Pattern: Travel Mode by sosuknits 
Yarn: advent calendar 2021 by frida_fuchs_yarns 

#susannesommer #fridafuchsadvent2021 #fridafuchsyarns #travelmodeshawl #travelmode #knittinghappiness #knit030 #stricken #breien #knitknitknit
In the making! 🤎
Der #travelmodeshawl (sosuknits) aus dem letztjährigen Adventskalender von frida_fuchs_yarns macht langsam aber sicher Fortschritte. 

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