Have A Yarn Emergency? (Knitting On The Road)

car travel

This season many of us will be on the road traveling. If you are like me, when packing I always have to have my knitting, and plan out what project(s) I’m taking with me. I always seem to forget something! My most forgotten item is a yarn needle, I have made one from many items and even just a piece of scotch tape on the end of the yarn, (shoe string like) to get me though.

I love this site and use it often, no matter what area you are traveling though, plug in some cities and it will bring up the yarn shops, and reviews of them!  Lets you see the hours, and even has a “open right now” option, in case your confused about local time.
Truly a life saver!

Knitmap.com – Fun to use, even if you don’t have a yarn emergency, sometimes you just need to go squish some yarn while visiting family.

My travel (must have) items for knitting, I like everything to fit in a zip lock bag

  • I like to make a copy of the pattern and put it in a sleeve protector, also have a pencil to make notes on it with.
  • Take a small note book to write down any modifications, etc…
  • Yarn needle
  • Small scissors
  • Some yarn scraps to use as a stitch holder, I like bright colored cotton, it really stands out
  • A few yarn markers
  • tape measure
  • crochet hook
  • I do pack a small knitting how to book, the one I use is Knitting answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe, I hate to be somewhere and can’t remember how to graft something or do an invisible cast on etc..This book was a gift from my DH and I love the little size of it!

Do you have any knitting must haves that you pack? Let me know.


  1. I like to bring moist towelets just in case you can't wash your hands. Especially if you're knitting something for someone else. Knit through the holidays Vicki!

  2. Good idea! and a nail file or clippers, nothing is more irritating than to have a broken nail that keeps getting snagged on yarn.
    Enjoy the Holidays


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