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The Traveling Knitter’s Yarn Pouch

Difficulty: 3-Intermediate


Welcome to the Traveling Knitter’s Yarn Pouch KAL!

The KAL begins August 18, 2023

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This fun little project bag is a 1-skein project. It is knit mostly in stockinette stitch and includes a lot of short rows. The repetitive nature of this pattern makes it the perfect project for learning how to do short rows.

The pattern is written for wrap and turn short rows, but our lessons include instructions for 3 more short row techniques. Experiment with all 4 styles of short rows in this project and choose your favorite!

In this KAL you will learn how to:

  • Knit short rows
  • Knit in the round
  • Pick up and knit
  • Make an i-cord
  • Make simple buttonholes
  • Do a provisional cast on
  • Kitchener stitch – a method of creating a seamless seam

Participants must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off prior to starting this KAL. 

  • The Traveling Knitter’s Yarn Pouch patternclick here to purchase it
  • 1 skein of self-striping fingering or sport weight yarn (at least 230 yards, maybe a bit more if you are using sport weight yarn). We recommend Hinkston Handmade self-striping yarn – click here to purchase it.
  • Size US 1 (2.25 mm) circular knitting needle – The pattern recommends a 24” long circular needle. However, I recommend a 16” or 18” needle instead. You can also use a 32″ or longer circular needle if you use the magic loop method of knitting in the round. (Magic loop instructions are included in the KAL lessons.)
    Note: With fingering weight yarn, most English style knitters will use a US size 1 or 2 needle for this project. Most Continental style knitters will use a US size 0 or 1 needle. If you use sport weight yarn instead of fingering weight, you could go up a needle size or 2.
  • 2.5 mm crochet hook – If you don’t have this size, use whatever size you have that is closest to 2.5 mm. The size is not critical since your use it for the provisional cast on and it will not be part of your finished pouch. But I do recommend using a larger hook rather than smaller.
  • Stitch markers
  • Row counter (optional – I didn’t use one and I’ll explain how you don’t need one in the lessons)
  • Fabric (Optional for lining your bag. If your stitches are tight enough, you won’t need it. Lining your bag is not covered in the KAL lessons.)

KAL Store

For your convenience, we have available for sale the yarn and pattern you need for this KAL. Save time and support our small business by purchasing what you need here. Click on the item name to see more details and larger photos.

If you do not need your yarn immediately, we are happy to special order whatever color you like! Just call or text (423) 218-2238 or email, and we’ll help you find the perfect yarn!

ImageNamePriceBuy Short Description
Clover Locking Stitch Markers$5.49

These durable Clover locking stitch markers are the most versatile stitch markers. You can use them on your knitting needles or pin them to your fabric to keep track of your stitches and progress.


Clover Soft Stitch Ring Markers$5.25

These flexible Clover soft stitch ring markers are pliable and easy on your hands. The package includes 10 small and 20 large stitch markers. The small stitch markers fit needle sizes 0 to 5 and the large stitch markers fit needle sizes 5 to 11.


Dritz Tapestry Needles$2.19

Large-eyed tapestry needles with blunt points that allow the needle to pass easily between fabric yarns. Five size 16 tapestry needles in each pack.

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Knitting Your Traveling Knitter’s Yarn Pouch

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