Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori is the week of celebrating Maori language – as a way to help it become more normalised in New Zealand, and help protect it from extinction. I am always at a loss for how to celebrate this since no longer being a History teacher. However, Frenchie from Aroha Knits has come in clutch and managed to completely blow me out of the water.
She has worked so hard to translate one of her beautiful patterns into te reo Maori. Now, this in itself is cool. However, she has also made this as a free pattern. And again, even cooler – she has made sure that anyone can knit this. She has an amazing glossary and easy to read chart, so that anyone, anywhere in the world, can make this beautiful cowl – the Aramoana Kauru. I am so impressed.
So jump on over to her page, and she will send you a copy of this pattern, so that you too can celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori for yourself by doing a little knitting.