Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Twenty Three by Loopn’ Threads

November 20, 2020
Traveling Knit Afghan - Square Twenty Three designed by Loopn' Threads and made by Fluffy Stitch

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Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Twenty Three by Loopn’ Threads

Square Twenty Three of the Traveling Knit Afghan is here to take us with the flow!

After stopping in Michigan with Knitfy Knittings, the Traveling Knit Afghan is now in Virginia, the second to last stop from its final destination! Check out this afghan’s itinerary in this post here.


Nathan Bryant of Loopn’ Threads is the designer of the twenty-third square of our afghan.

Nathan is another Our Maker Life team member. More precisely, he co-founded it together with Jewell, the designer of Square Twenty-One. Asides from his work on the OML leadership team, Nathan is also an amazing knitter, pattern designer and he takes photography to the next level! Just check his blog, where you can see his beautiful photography showcasing his designs.

The twenty-third square of the Traveling Knit Afghan by Loopn' Thread
Photo by Loopn’ Threads


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

I can’t believe that we’re so close to the end of this project.

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


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

Traveling Knit Afghan – Square Twenty Three by Loopn’ Threads

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

Looking at this square, it is full of textures and you may think that you’ll need a whole lot of stitches and techniques to make it. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. This beautiful result is achieved just by using purl and knit stitches.

A little word of caution. While the techniques used are fairly simple, it is crucial to make them in the right sequence. Keep track of your stitches and rows carefully to avoid any mistakes that will affect the pattern.

And one more thing to take into account. Once you finish the first repeat, keep measuring your square to know when you reach the needed 10”/25cm. The pattern doesn’t give you the final number of rows. It leaves up to you and your gauge. I needed 14 more rows after the first repeat to reach the final measure, so I did 13 and then bind off in pattern.

After that, I blocked it to make the pattern look pristine clear. Read more about blocking in this blog post here if you have any doubts.

Square Twenty Three blocking on one Red Suricata Blocking Mat

Final thoughts on Square Twenty Three

A square that will demand all of your concentration.

You’ll need to focus to get this one right, but its essence is all about simplicity, texture, and character, which were Nathan’s pillars of inspiration for this design.

So just let yourself go with the flow and I’ll see you in the next square.

Square Twenty Three of the Traveling Knit Afghan designed by Loopn'Threds is out and it has a great flow to it! Read more about it here! #travelingknitafghan #travelingafghansproject #mylifeinyarn

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