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Knit On The Go: 17 Easy Knitting Patterns

By: Audrey Huggett, Editor for

I love to knit on the go.  I know that might be a strange thing to say; most people think of knitting as something you do while sitting in a rocking chair, next to a merrily crackling fire, with a cat on a your lap, when in reality none of those things are necessary, except the needles and the yarn.   In fact, I find that I’m able to get a stunning amount of knitting done when sitting in the car or train while traveling to visit family and friends.  Long trips are especially handy for the knitter, since there aren’t many other things you can do for hours at a time.  

During those hours spent in the car, traveling to far-off places, you can get a surprising amount of knitting done.  Whether you’re working on a pattern for mittens or a scarf, the time passes more quickly and enjoyably when you’re working on those stitches.  These patterns are perfect for the on-the-go knitter who needs an easy knitting pattern that doesn’t require a lot of her attention.  You can easily pick up and put down these projects without losing your place or forgetting which decrease round you were on.

Knit on the Go: 17 Easy Knitting Patterns


Easy Knit Scarf Patterns

Patterns for Mittens and Hats

Challenge Yourself: Knit Sock Patterns and Baby Patterns


Easy Knit Scarf Patterns

Scarves are ideal for the traveling knitter.  For starters, they’re straight, so increases and decreases are few and far between.  No need to worry about some fiddly shaping when you’re working on a scarf.  These particular patterns feature simple stitch combinations that look great, but are easy to remember.  You can easily pick up and put down these patterns.  Perfect for waits at the doctor’s office, sidelines at a soccer game, or a long trip, these easy knit scarf patterns will be an enjoyable way to pass the time without being too demanding.

Memory Lapse Scarf

Cantaloupe Scarf

Checkerboard Lace Scarf

Couldn't Be Easier Lace Scarf

Biased Opinion Scarf


Couldn't Be Easier Lace Scarf Checkerboard Lace

Cantaloupe Scarf



How to Knit a Hat


Portable patterns that easy?  It doesn't get much better than knit hats.  Hats are small and generally quick projects, making them perfect for trips of all lengths.  How to Knit a Hat Volume 2: Free Knit Hat Patterns for the Whole Family is a free, printable eBook that has a hat pattern for everyone in your life.





Patterns for Mittens and Hats

Deck yourself out for the winter months in your spare time with these patterns for mittens and hats.  Though there are parts of these projects where you’ll need to keep track of your progress, for the most part these easy knitting patterns are a relaxing walk in the park.  Turning out a mitten or two during your commute or trip home is a great way to get your Christmas knitting out of the way.  These easy knitting patterns are simple and practical.  They’ll keep you warm without too much fuss.  Keeping the frills off makes these projects durable and well-suited to traveling.

Tweedy Mittens

Two Hour Fingerless Gloves

Mrs. Roosevelt's Mittens

Chunky Knit Mittens

Simple Vanilla Hat

Candy Shoppe Hat

Roosevelt Mittens Simple Vanilla Hat Candy Shoppe Hat


Challenge Yourself: Knit Sock Patterns and Baby Patterns

More experienced knitters can turn up the heat with these more challenging patterns.  Socks and patterns for babies are great projects to work on while sitting in the car.  Both types of project will stay small, making it easy to stash your knitting in a purse or bag.  You’ll enjoy the thrill of turning a heel while chatting with family about an upcoming vacation, or finishing off a baby sweater on the way to visit family.  These patterns may require a more attentive and experienced knitter, but they still fall within the realm of easy knitting patterns. 

Summer Socks

Double Rib Rainbow Socks

Cobblestone Road Socks

Baby's Baseball Sweater

Baby Hoodie

Knit Monster Baby Booties

Seamless Baby Booties

Summer Socks Baseball Baby Sweater

Cobblestone Socks


Knitting in the Round


Many knitters love socks because they're so easy to travel with.  Throwing a sock-in-progress into your bag is as easy as knitting on the go gets.  Knitting in the Round: 10 Knit Sock Patterns and Knitted Slipper Patterns will provide you with plent of patterns to help you become a confident sock knitter. Download this free eBook today!





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