Kusafiri by Asimina Saranti
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July 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
377 - 459 yards (345 - 420 m)
One size - easily adjustable
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Kusafiri is a lightweight and airy summer shawlette that is fast and easy to knit. The colorblock effect is created using intarsia, while it’s peculiar shape with the use of simple increases and short rows. The garter stitch border prevents curling while the weight of the DK yarn is enough to give the shawlette a wonderful drape without blocking.
The design was initially conceived as a way to use up 3 balls of Drops Cotton light, but in this version, 4 balls of the same yarn are needed.

Kusafiri is a pentagon! Not a triangular shawl :)

One Size - easily adjustable

Finished measurements
Width: 110cm / 43.3 inches
Height: 60cm / 23.6 inches

18 sts and 19 rows in 10cm /4 inches square

Approximately 460 yards (420 m) of DK cotton yarn

  • Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Light (DK / 8 ply) Colorway: 28, 1 skein (105 meters - 115 yards / 50 grams)
  • EL. D. Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10 (DK / 8 ply) Colorway: Ice grey, 1 skein (228 meters - 249 yards / 125 grams)
  • Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Light (DK / 8 ply) Colorway: 11, 1 skein (105 meters - 115 yards / 50 grams)

Needles & Notions

  • 5.0 mm(US 8) needles
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers (max 12)

Advanced Beginner to Intermediate: knit, purl, stockinette and garter stitch, basic lace, Japanese short rows(simple), intarsia. 

Notes are given in the pattern on how to work certain parts.
Helpful Tutorials:

Written abbreviated instructions.

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