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Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Seven by Christie Bodden Designs

April 7, 2020
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Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Seven by Christie Bodden Designs

Square Seven of the Traveling Knit Afghan, designed by Christie Bodden is out to make some waves!

A quick stay with Knitatude in Alberta, Canada – which you can read about here – and the Traveling Knit Afghan is already in BC, Canada! If you want to know all about this project, start here!

Inspiration

The seventh square of the knit afghan is designed by Christie Bodden of Christie Bodden Designs.

Christie is another new acquaintance for me. Nevertheless, as I was reading her post about the square, her sense of humor gave her away. 🙂 She may not have a billion posts – 2020 will be dedicated to the blog (in a very relaxed and non-compromising way) – but all her content is raw and honest and I’m all for it! I found myself laughing and smiling at the screen several times, just listening to (reading) her.

However, I think I may be giving you the wrong impression. For what I understand, Christie’s main activity is not blogging. It’s serving on the OML leadership team for event organization, brand correspondence, social media, and content development. And as if this was not enough, she also works at a knitting store!

Christie spends a great deal of time at the beach or hiking and she used that as inspiration for her square. Her design evokes nature, but I don’t think she’ll hold it against you if you seem something else(ish). 😉

The seventh square of the Traveling Knit Afghan by Christie Bodden Designs
Photo from Christie Boden Designs

Project

For this square, I’ve used the Norway 10 ply yarn from Morris & Sons in Cream as well as my 4.00 mm knitting needles. Just as before, the blocking mats are also essential for this project.

The seven squares of the Traveling Knit Afghan so far

Pattern

All the materials and other information needed for the pattern are listed in Christie Bodden Designs blog post.

Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Seven by Christie Bodden Designs

Here is the pattern for Square Seven of the Traveling Knit Afghan.

The pattern is easy-peasy! Knits and purls only.

Detail of the pattern from square seven

However… You have to focus a little. I started it while watching TV and didn’t even get to the first repeat without mixing up the rows. So while there’s no real difficulty in the pattern itself, I did go to Frog City. The second time around, I counted my rows a little better and it did the trick.

Christie recommends that we block our square, but we already were going to do it anyway. Don’t worry if you’re new to blocking – just head over to this post to find out more. 😉

Square Seven of the Traveling Knit Afghan being blocked on top of one Red Suricata Blocking Mat


Final thoughts on Square Seven

A simple, down-to-earth design.

More than discovering new techniques, this square introduced me to a new designer. And this is another great thing about this year-long project. There are so many designers out there with different perspectives and a quirky sense of humor and this project makes for a great introduction. I’m really enjoying “meeting” every single one!

See you in the next square!

Square Seven of the Traveling Knit Afghan, designed by Christie Bodden is out to make some waves! Read all about it right here on the blog! #travelingknitafghan #travelingafghansproject

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