Travel knitting requires small projects for small moments. Something tricksy enough to not bore you, but that won’t get totally ruined if you forget which row you’re up to or where in the row you are. I’m often grateful for a piece of knitting that I can pick up while I’m waiting for a friend or host to get ready, or while waiting for a ride. Mostly though, having something interesting to knit makes those long bus and train rides bearable. And you end up with something new and beautiful to wear, enhancing your minimal travel wardrobe and bringing you daily joy.
I carry a little knitting kit with me when I’m on the road: a couple of different sizes of double pointed needles, a needle gauge, a little tin with a few stitch markers, safety pins, a tapestry needle and a decent sized stitch holder, a notebook for keeping ideas and notes, a paper copy of a favourite sock pattern (normally Nancy Bush’s Fox Faces Socks) and enough fingering weight wool for one tiny project. Don’t take more yarn than you need – traveling is an excellent way to add to your yarn stash. So many yarn stores to visit, so little time.