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Published on April 11th, 2014 | by Merion


Have knitting, will travel!

We’re heading into the summer, with holiday weekends and warm evenings ahead! No holiday is complete without a fun project, so here in the LoveKnitting office we’ve put together some of our favourite ideas for portable knitting!

Plan your projects carefully, taking into account space (you might not have room for a big bag of yarn!), elbow room (you might be on a train, coach, or in a car) and storage – make sure you keep your yarn safe from sand and water!

Knit a scarf!  The go-to small project for all seasons! Knit chunky cowls and cosy scarves in the winter, and beautiful lace-weight whisps for warmer weather.   You may need to start and stop knitting whilst you’re travelling, so choose a pattern wisely, something that is easy to pick up and put down and use stitch markers for more complicated patterns.

We love this brilliant Fyberspates delicate lace scarf pattern, an ideal companion for a long journey knitted up in one of our glorious lace weight yarns.

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Customise your bathroom!  Knit a facecloth in bright colours or moody greys and purples; the humble flannel looks fabulous in moss stitch, even better with simple edgings and ribs and the simplest garter stitch squares can look wonderful in rainbow brights! Remember to choose 100% cotton yarns.

Shorter needles are a compact solution for storing a project in a handbag: These lovely Addi needles for children only measure 20cm and are available from 3.5mm to 5mm sizes. Alternatively, circular needles are easy to tuck away if you’re pressed for space.

It’s never too early to start knitting stocking fillers for Christmas, and this darling little coin purse can be embellished with some of our gorgeous LoveKnitting buttons or simply knitted your favourite yarn. Look for purse frames on Etsy and eBay to complete your design.

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Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: April 11th, 2014.

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