Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Seventeen by Originally Lovely

August 28, 2020
Traveling Knit Afghan - Square Seventeen designed by Originally Lovely and made by Fluffy Stitches

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Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Seventeen by Originally Lovely

Square Seventeen of the Traveling Knit Afghan is out and it’s “wavy-ing!”

After its second stop in Kansas with Fifty Four Ten Studio, the Traveling Knit Afghan will now make three stops in Minnesota. Read all about this journey in this post here.


Kaitlin Barthold of Originally Lovely is the designer of the seventeenth square of our afghan.

Have you checked Originally Lovely’s website?? If not, do yourself a favor and please go take a look! And if yes, then check it one more time because it is really worth it!

Kaitlin is such a talented maker. She knits, she crochets, she sews, she refashions and everything she does just looks absolutely stunning! I found her when she released her first crochet sweater, the April Sweater (pictured on the left), which I completely fell in love with. And then, as I explored her website I just got one of those ” I-need-to-make-everything” feelings. I’m thinking the Snowfall Sweater (pictured on the right) will be my next winter project.

For her square, Kaitlin got her inspiration from the lakes in Minnesota and her design really reflects it. So go to her website read all the details and get to know this wonderful crafter!

The seventeenth square of the Traveling Knit Afghan by Originally Lovely
Photo from Originally Lovely


For this wavy square, I used the Beige Norway 10 ply yarn from Morris & Sons and I used my 4.0 mm knitting needles. As usual for these squares, I blocked it after finishing and used my blocking mats.

I’m enjoying this project so much! All these squares and their textures look so wonderful together!

Square seventeen and its neighboring squares


All the materials and other information needed for the pattern are listed in Originally Lovely’s blog post.

Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Seventeen by Originally Lovely

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

As Kaitlin says, the square uses a modified Seafoam Stitch. To make it, you only need to know the knit stitch and how to yarn over. That’s it! Even though there is a purl in the abbreviations, you won’t need it for this pattern. 😉 Therefore, technique-wise, there’s nothing tricky about the design. However, careful about the yarn-over directions, or you might end up doing the same mistake I did in Square Fourteen and not get an airy mesh.

I’ll note this once more because it is crucial. Mind your gauge! I had to change the number of stitches for my square. Instead of 46 stitches, and in order to keep the pattern, I just cast on 36 stitches. I fell just a bit short of the 10”/25cm, but blocking did the rest. If you want to know more about blocking, read this blog post here!

Square Seventeen blocking on one Red Suricata Blocking Mat

Final thoughts on Square Seventeen

This was a very easy pattern, but the finished design has such a great look to it!

Kaitlin’s goal is to inspire others and spark creativity and I really feel like she has achieved it with me. I can’t wait to go grab more yarn and make my visions come true!

So go turn your dreams into reality and I’ll see you in the next square!

Square Seventeen of the Traveling Knit Afghan is designed by Originally Lovely is here and it's "wavy-ing! Read about it here on the blog! #travelingknitafghan #travelingafghansproject #mylifeinyarn

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  • Reply Hanlie September 28, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Would love to have all the fluffness!

    • Reply Susana October 10, 2021 at 1:29 am

      Thank you Hanlie!

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