The Traveling Scarf.

This was a perfect traveling project – laceweight yarn (so it didn’t weigh much and the in-progress knitting packed up small), not-so-small needles (I used size 6’s) and a really easy pattern (stockinette stitch on the bias). I cast on the day before we left because I didn’t want to fiddle with the provisional cast-on away from home. The knitting started in earnest just before our flight to Paris,

continued through Paris, to Milan.

and then to Florence. I don’t have any photos of the work-in-progress after that train photo, but I  know the scarf was in my bag for those 463 steps to the top of the Duomo (because I knitted a few rows in a coffee shop that afternoon). That was one great view! I think it spent the rest of Florence in our apartment so I could “travel light”.
It was my project for the plane trip home, too (when I finally started listening to The Goldfinch)…and I finally bound it off when we were away for Memorial Day (yeah, almost two weeks ago).

So this morning I wove in the two ends, soaked and blocked it…and this afternoon, I took a few photos. Finished.

Many, many happy memories wrapped up this one. I can’t wait to wear it!


  • Bonny

    I'm traveling and will be visiting my favorite yarn store this morning. I think I might be looking for some lovely lace weight to knit some traveling memories of my own. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration!

  • Linda

    Love the scarf, love the color, love the story behind it – one that will always be wrapped up in the folds – every time you wear it!

    Linda in VA

  • margene

    Every time you wear it your trip memories will come to mind. It will be a lovely scarf for summer wear and the color is rich and yummy (peaches and apricots!).

  • alexa

    That is such an imaginative project, anda great use of those little pockets of time which always crop up when travelling. The colour is one of my favourites – I am sure your beautiful scarf is wrapped in European memories!

  • Anonymous

    The scarf is beautiful, Mary, and as others have noted, it will be a lovely reminder of a fun and happy time!