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
Format: PDF (full/print/mobile)
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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).
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: 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:
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