Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Sixteen by Fifty Four Ten Studio

August 14, 2020
Traveling Knit Afghan - Square Sixteen designed by Fifty Four Ten Studio and made by Fluffy Stitches

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Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Sixteen by Fifty Four Ten Studio

Square Sixteen of the Traveling Knit Afghan is here and this time we had an expert in blanket knitting patterns designing it!

The Traveling Knit Afghan is making its second stop in Kansas, after dropping by in Yarn Hook Needles last week. Read all about this traveling afghan’s itinerary in this post here.


Mary Lee of Fifty Four Ten Studio is the designer of the sixteenth square of our afghan.

Mary Lee is the gentle and shy soul behind Fifty Four Ten Studio. This is the place to be if you want a simple, detailed, and beautiful pattern to make your own blanket. Mary Lee has been publishing knitting patterns since 2013. However, seems that it was in 2018 that she found her true vocation when she made the Boulevard Blanket.

Since then, she has focused on blanket patterns and she has published more than 35 blanket knitting patterns, asides from patterns for scarves, pillows, and ornaments. 

With such an incredible portfolio, this designer had to be part of the Traveling Knit Afghan project! Get all the details by reading her story in her blog and check all the amazing blankets that you’ll just have to make!

The sixteenth square of the Traveling Knit Afghan by Fifty Four Ten Studio
Photo from Fifty Four Ten Studio


For this lovely square, I used the Beige Norway 10 ply yarn from from Morris & Sons.

I used my 4.0 mm knitting needles for this square and I was able to get gauge.

To finish up, I blocked the square using my blocking mats.

This afghan is really looking amazing with all the mix and match of textures!

Square sixteen and its neighboring squares


All the materials and other information needed for the pattern are listed in Fifty Four Ten Studio’s blog post.

Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Sixteen by Fifty Four Ten Studio

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

As Mary Lee said, this is an easy 4-row repeat pattern and you only need knit and purl stitches to make it. It doesn’t get easier than this! And what’s more, is that this is a reversible pattern!! 🙂

You’ll find written instructions for the pattern, separated into 3 sections. And it is very easy to follow. Be mindful of your gauge and this square will just fly by. Mary Lee also included a few tips on how to swatch for this square which was super thoughtful!

Every designer recommends blocking your square and this one is no exception. Blocking really gives the squares a beautiful finishing touch. Read more about blocking in this blog post here!

Square Sixteen blocking on one Red Suricata Blocking Mat

Final thoughts on Square Sixteen

Mary Lee found comfort, enjoyment, and healing through knitting.

The pattern she used for this square is an homage to quality time, which can mean time spent with family, friends, or time spent taking care of yourself. And the meditative pattern for this square is just perfect for you to have some quality time with your knitting.

So don’t forget to enjoy your quality time and I’ll see you in the next square.

Square Sixteen of the Traveling Knit Afghan is designed by Fifty Four Ten Studio, an expert in blanket knitting patterns! Read more here! #travelingknitafghan #travelingafghansproject #mylifeinyarn

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  • Reply Sue July 14, 2021 at 10:22 am

    I get frustrated when I look at great knitting patterns & realise they’re from the USA & often in 10 ply. I’m in Australia & 10 ply isn’t common. We use mainly 8 & 12 ply. I am worried about starting any of the more intricate projects using different ply. I realise 8ply will give smaller size & 12 a larger size but … I’m just not that confident. (My problem!!! 🙂) I do love many patterns particularly this one.

    • Reply Susana September 1, 2021 at 10:37 pm

      Hi Sue,
      I understand what you mean. What I can recommend is that you try a simple pattern in 8ply but one size up than you would do if you were using a 10ply and see how that works out. You might find that you can just easily work it out if you make it a size bigger. 🙂 I hope this encourages you to try more patterns.

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