I spend a lot of time flying, whether it’s across the Pacific or closer to home, and I’m always in need of something I can pack and wear on the go. With easy, mindless texture (that you can work with or without a cable needle, depending on your preference), you’ll find Travelest to be a great project for social knitting; there are no increases or decreases to follow, and the texture is easily memorized after a few repeats. It knits up at a steady pace in two flat pieces, which are seamed at the shoulders and sides. (I’ve included a handy video tutorial link in the pattern that I think you’ll love.)
Slide Travelest on over whatever you happen to be wearing to add a dash of effortless style to your outfit.
Modification Tip: If you like a lighter fabric with more drape, choose the next size smaller in the pattern and go up to a US Size 8/5mm needle. This will create a lighter fabric with more drape (at a slightly larger gauge).
S (M, L, XL, XXL)
Meant to be worn with 10-15 in/25-38 cm of positive ease. It is not recommended to be worn with less than 9-10 in/23-25 cm ease. (Choose the size with a finished measurement that is approximately 10-15 inches/25-38 cm larger than your actual full bust measurement in order to get a similar fit as shown in the photos.)
41.5 (47.6, 53.7, 59.8, 65.9) in/103.8 (119, 134.3, 149.5, 164.8) cm
Worsted | Brooklyn Tweed Shelter | 100% Targhee-Columbia Wool | 900 (940, 980, 1080, 1150) yards
US Size 6/4mm circular needle
21 st and 32 rows in 4 in/10 cm*
*Gauge is not essential