Monday, 4 August 2014

Kusafiri Shawlette pattern release

I am very pleased to announce the release of a new pattern, the Kusafiri Shawlette. 
It has spent the previous month in testing, and with the very helpful work and input of MadTatter, riverwatcher, mum2five, it is now ready! ^^

The shawlette you see now in the pictures is actually the second prototype! The first one, is the summer shawl I talked about last month. I wanted to make some changes and also test the pattern I had written, so I knitted a second one. 
I omitted the short section of decorative yarn overs and added short rows for shaping. I prefer the second prototype, in my eyes it looks more elegant.

It is a fairly easy and simple pattern to follow, especially if one has experience in intarsia. For those who don't, I have put up a basic intarsia tutorial here. I would also create a page for yarn management, but I think it is not necessary, since Helene Magnusson has created one that covers several methods excellently

The hardest part of the publishing process was finding the name. I firstly thought of 'Summer Breeze', since it is a quick summer project. But that name was taken. Multiple times. Then I stuck. I had no idea what to do. I kept looking at the picture, and for some reason, the colors, the styling, the light, were speaking out to me: "Adventure!", "Travel!" and ok I admit.. "Africa". Then 'safari' came to mind. But that is also a very common name. I googled it and through the wondrous pages of Wikipedia, I came up with Kusafiri, which in Swahili means 'to travel'. It is almost like Kusafari, which is safari, ie the journey.

I think I got lucky. Next time I can only wonder what will happen until I find a name. I am generally bad at finding names.. Maybe with practice the whole thing will get easier!

Until then, you can find more pattern details and the pattern itself on Ravelry and on Etsy! Bonus: it is 50% OFF until 18th of August!! Yeah!


  1. This is gorgeous! I think this may have to be my next project cast on. Congrats on this accomplishment, it's so exciting!

    1. Thank you very much!! :) If you cast on, then make sure to manage your yarns right, so that you avoid the annoying tangling ;) (oh and keep the balls away from the kitty ^^) It is a very relaxing knit ^^