Summer is in the air, and that means vacations are right around the corner. If you’re anything like me, even the idea of leaving home without knitting is almost incomprehensible. Sometimes, though, you can get caught up in the idea of lugging your work-in-progress afghan along for the ride. We all know that afghan won’t make the best travel companion, and there are plenty of amazing patterns out there that would love to tag along on vacation with you. These easy knitting projects are the perfect travel companions, and they won’t weigh you down.
Knitting on the Go: 9 Portable Patterns
Dummy Clap Shawl – Talk about easy! This shawl utilizes the same basic stitch pattern over and over again. Once you get it memorized the rest of the project will be a breeze.
Summer Whisper Wrap – Yarn overs are the hardest technique in this basic shawl. Knit on larger needles, you’ll be surprised at how quickly this summer shawl knits up.
Easy Lace Headband – For those looking for a quick pattern, this headband is sure to do the trick. You can knit this up in between day trips or in the airport. The pattern is easy enough that you won’t have any trouble putting it down and picking it back up.
Garter Ridge Baby Hat – Most baby patterns are great choices for traveling, and this hat is no exception. A few garter stitch rows keep things interesting without demanding your full attention.
Simple Garter Stitch Scarf – A twist at the end of each row keeps this basic scarf interesting and attractive. You can easily knit away at this pattern while chatting with friends and family.
Garter Brim Hat – Quick and dirty, this simple hat will keep your fingers occupied without requiring too much concentration. If you need to keep your eyes on some rambunctious children, this pattern is a great choice.
Wisp Lace Scarf – Easy lace patterns are perfect for warm weather knitting. This lighter-than-air pattern is in between a scarf and a shawl, making it a great choice for knitters who anticipate long car or plane rides.
Goddess Lace Ladder Scarf – Grab your favorite yarn and cast on this gorgeous scarf. The lace component keeps this pattern interesting and light, as well as travel friendly.
Vintage Lace Shawl – For those looking for a larger project, this simple lace shawl is a great way to go. The classic pattern will keep you occupied during those long hours in the car without being too taxing.
Do you knit on vacation?
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