Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Twenty Four by Kenyarn

December 4, 2020
Traveling Knit Afghan - Square Twenty Four designed by Kenyarn and made by Fluffy Stitches

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Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Twenty Four by Kenyarn

Square Twenty Four of the Traveling Knit Afghan, the last square before the border is here!

After stopping in Virginia with Loopn’ Threads, the Traveling Knit Afghan is now in Rhode Island, the last stop for squares before getting its border! Read all about this afghan’s itinerary in this post here.


Jake Kenyon of Kenyarn is the designer of the twenty-forth – and last – square of our afghan.

Jake is yet another member of the Our Maker Life team. However, Jake is also known for his small independent business. This is where he shares his perspective on the beauty in the world around us through hand-dyed yarn. His fascination with color started with his family. His father worked in textile dying and as a child, Jake developed his own interest in the subject. He is a self-taught dyer who developed his own techniques by making collaborations a cornerstone of his way of work.

The inspiration for this square comes from a personal experience. It happened this year, where everything we knew and took for granted changed. And at this moment, when many of us questioned our abilities and adequacy, Jake shares his little piece of wisdom. He tells us that it’s ok to just be. We don’t have to always be running towards our next big thing. We can just be in the process of getting there and there’s nothing wrong with that! And that was how his square, the “Potential Butterfly” came to life. Go and have a read on Jake’s blog.

The twenty-fourth square of the Traveling Knit Afghan by Kenyarn
Photo by Kenyarn


For the final square, I used the Beige Norway 10 ply yarn from Morris & Sons and my 4.0 mm knitting needles.

Here are all the twenty-four squares of our lovely knit afghan. The next step before the release of the border will be to seam them all together.

Square Twenty Four and the other squares laying on a flat surface

I can’t believe this is the last square!

Square twenty-four and the other squares piled up on a flat surface


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

Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Twenty Four by Kenyarn

Here is the pattern for Square Twenty Four of the Traveling Knit Afghan.

The little caterpillars just need some knit and purl stitches. It is a very simple square with a 6-row repeat. Just keep a row counter close to you. And don’t forget to measure as you go, because the pattern doesn’t give you a specific row to bind off. Mine was at row 60, but yours will depend on your row gauge.

Once you finish knitting, block your square to give it that final clean look. Read more about blocking in this blog post here.

Square Twenty Four blocking on one Red Suricata Blocking Mat

Final thoughts on Square Twenty Four

I enjoyed reading Jake’s post and I found the square very meditative. However, it wasn’t until finishing it that Jake’s message was really put to test. I had just finished pinning it to the blocking mat when I noticed that I made a mistake waaaaay back at the beginning.

Now I could frog it and redo it, or I could just accept that we don’t need to be perfect every time or in everything we do. Normally, I would frog it, but in this case, I made the effort to accept my caterpillar as is. My square and my year-long work on this afghan are not invalidated by this. And those little conjoined caterpillars are my reminder that little things – whether mistakes or misfortunes – do not invalidate a whole experience.

So accept your own conjoined caterpillars and I’ll see you for the very last part of this project, the border of the afghan!

Square Twenty Four, the last square of the Traveling Knit Afghand designed by Kneyarn is here. Read all about the message behind it here! #travelingknitafghan #travelingafghansproject #mylifeinyarn

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