Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Thirteen by Evelyn & Peter

July 3, 2020
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Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Thirteen by Evelyn & Peter

Square Thirteen of the Traveling Knit Afghan is out and about to start off the second half of this year-long KAL!

After its stop in Nevada, USA with jellyKnitting, the Traveling Knit Afghan is now Utah. Read this post to know how it all started.


The thirteenth square of our lovely afghan was designed by Rachel Misne of Evelyn & Peter.

You’re probably thinking the same thing I did when I read her name. “But I thought Evelyn & Peter was a crochet blog… Is this right?” Yes, it is! Rachel is best known for her gorgeous crochet designs, but her story with yarn actually starts out with knitting.

And what a cute story! Now, I don’t want to give too much away, but she started her yarn journey with her husband Sean. And that was what inspired her design for this square. So go to her blog for all the details and find out why this expert crocheter has knitted (instead of crocheted) a square for us!

The thirteenth square of the Traveling Knit Afghan by Evelyn & Peter
Photo from Evelyn & Peter


I’m starting the second half of my afghan with the same color I started it with. That is, the Beige color of the Norway 10 ply yarn from Morris & Sons.

Just as before, I’m using my 4.0 mm knitting needles for this square.

And to finish off, I’m using my blocking mats to get a clean look for the square.

My heart mellows every time I get these all together. 🙂

The thirteen squares of the Traveling Knit Afghan so far


All the materials and other information needed for the pattern are listed in Evelyn & Peter’s blog post.

Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Thirteen by Evelyn & Peter

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

The pattern is a mix of Stockinette Stitch and Garter Stitch. Which translates into rows of knits and purls and rows of the simple knit stitch. Ta-dah! Easy peasy. Nothing to worry about.

Except… Gauge!! I was happy doing my knitting, thinking I’d be done with this square in no time. Then I looked at the square and it was HUGE!! It was already bigger than 11”/28 cm in width and it was going the same way lengthwise. I couldn’t believe that the easiest of stitches was going to make me do some math. Fortunately, the pattern is pretty straightforward so I was able to adjust it easily. I had to take out 5 stitches and 2 rows of each section (so 10 rows total) to get the right measures.

With the gauge figured out and the pattern adjusted, I had the finished square on the blocking mat in just a couple of hours. Read more about blocking, in this post here.

Square Thirteen blocking on one Red Suricata Blocking Mat

Final thoughts on Square Thirteen

Rachel is a very talented crocheter, so it was a really nice surprise to see her contribution to the Traveling Knit Afghan.

But more than that, her yarn story is a very sweet one. And by sharing it with us, she reminded me that some of the best moments in life are the simple ones that we share with the people we love. 🙂

So let’s create more moments with our loved ones and I’ll see you in the next square!

Square Thirteen of the Traveling Knit Afghan was designed by a crocheter! Read the story that made this talented crocheter contribute with a knit square! #travelingknitafghan #travelingafghansproject

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