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8 Portable Knitting Projects for Travel

These travel knitting projects are small and easy for on-the-go stitching.

Updated May 22, 2019
Portable Knitting Projects for Travel

We know how much fun traveling can be, be it to a beautiful historic village or the sunny seaside. However, we also know of the mighty grip that Lady Knitting has on our hearts, and just how difficult it will be to stop knitting and start packingand don't even get us started on knitting while on vacation! We've listed here for you 8 different reasons not to put the needles down, even if you probably should. From cases to knick-knacks, these portable knitting projects are easy to stash away on the plane and in your beach bag to keep you knitting no matter where you're going.

It may be tempting to just try and bring the sweater or shawl you currently have on your needles with you on vacation or your next road trip, but it's not very practical. These bigger projects take up more precious real estate in your bag, or will cause you to check another bag entirely! There are plenty of small projects out there that you can just pop right into your purse and whip out while you're sitting at the window seat or soaking up the sun.

Knit Lemon Stress Ball

If you're someone who's easily stressed out by travel, this is the perfect easy, quick, and therapeutic pattern for you! I've knit one myself, and it took about an hour, so this is perfect for short trips... or longer trips where you want to knit a whole fruit basket!

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Knit Lemon Stress Ball

Easy Knitting Sweet Somethings

What are they? Well, they're dishcloths, facecloths, coasters, lucky charms... they're whatever you want them to be! This portable knitting project is great to give to a traveling partner to show that you care, or to surprise your lucky hostess with when you arrive at her home.

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Easy Knitting Sweet Somethings

Bookmark Trio

I'm a big reader, and traveling is my favorite time to devour a book. Even so, there comes a time where all the words start to blur together and your head starts pounding. This is the perfect time to put down the book and pick up the needles! Bookmarks are a luxury we often ignore in favor of old receipts or bending page corners, but they're so nice to have. And they're fun as heck to knit, too!

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Bookmark Trio

Easy Knit Pill Bottle Cozy Pattern

If you have a few different pills to take with you on vacation, this project is a quick, easy, and travel-friendly way to distinguish them. Just knit a different color for each one! Be sure, however, to commit to memory exactly which color is for which. The best part is that they slip right off in case of an emergency where anyone may need to look at the label.

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Easy Knit Pill Bottle Cozy Pattern

Something Special Gift Bags

A stashbuster and a travel-friendly, portable knitting project all-in-one? Yes, please! These little bags are insanely useful for carrying anything from candy to credit cards, and the pattern includes instructions in multiple sizes so you can make whatever best suits your needs.

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Something Special Gift Bags

Fortune Cookie Baby Booties

How didn't you think of this before? Of course baby knits are perfect for travel! Not only do you get all the fun of knitting something for another person, but it's much smaller and easier-to-manage than full-sized slippers while you're going from point A to point B. It certainly helps that these come with adorable little baby fortunes... how precious!

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Fortune Cookie Baby Booties

Easy Knit Yoga Mat Strap

Calling all yogis! This is something you knew would make your life easier, but you never bit the bullet and bought. Why buy when you can DIY, after all? Since this pattern is essentially all garter stitch, it's mindless and easy to knit while you're watching the on-air movie.

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Easy Knit Yoga Mat Strap

Knitted Dogwood Blossoms

I know what you're thinking: you don't need more junk lying aroundthe house! But these knit flowers are totally worth making. They're great for embellishing already-knit items like bags and sweaters, or making into a hairpin to wear on your fancy tropical vacation. They're so quick to make, so make them for any other ladies traveling with you, as well!

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Knitted Dogwood Blossoms

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