My travel blankie/shawl is finished!

Travel Blankie Finished - 2nd Edit

Yippee! Happy dance!! I am absolutely thrilled with my new travel blankie! I was waaaay overdue for a good looking security blanket. I finished my old one about five years ago and, no, I am not going to show it to you. It has become Xena’s security blanket.


The original inspiration was Shaimani’s Blanket by Rosi Garmendia. Since the original was a baby blanket, I added an extra repeat to make the blanket a bit wider. I used Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Indigo Heather colorway.

Travel Shawl finished

This photo of my wearing the blankie as a shawl shows the color much better. Since the evenings have been cool lately, I haven’t had to wait until our trip in May to enjoy my shawl. I’ve taken it with me to friends homes several times. It has a lovely drape yet it feels sturdy. When I sitting on a chair cross-legged, it covers me up. And, when I’m lounging with my feet up, it has the ideal length to serve as a blankie.


  1. Carole / May 10, 2013

    What a great idea! It’s gorgeous!

  2. Candice Kramer / May 4, 2013

    Looks like a fun pattern to knit, and in a beautiful color. Will it (the pattern) be available on Knitpicks site?

  3. Peggy Stuart / May 3, 2013

    Kelley, your work is beautiful, and what a fun project! Cables AND lace! Wow! WotA is probably my favorite yarn!
    (Did someone misspell your name for you?)

  4. Laura from beautiful West Michigan / May 3, 2013

    Oh, I was so glad to see Xena’s name pop up on this post! I was thinking about her and hadn’t seen a reference to her in a long time. Kiss her little nose for me!

  5. Moxie / May 2, 2013

    It’s just lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. GailJ / May 2, 2013

    Congratulations, Kelley: it is beautiful!
    I’m one of your fans in Michigan. 🙂
    Like to replay your podcasts when I want to knit but can’t.

  7. Annette / May 2, 2013

    Beauitful , love it

  8. Tam / May 2, 2013

    What a great project! I have to admit that I only make shawls as an excuse to carry a blankie around with me everywhere legitimately. Shh! Don’t tell anyone.

  9. Melissa / May 2, 2013

    This is a gorgeous pattern!! I love the color, too. If I had to pick a purple as my favorite, that would be it.

  10. Ssue / May 2, 2013

    I love it. Now I want one..Its beautiful.

  11. Karen / May 2, 2013

    Its beautiful I may have to try this pattern so I have one when i travel….. 🙂

  12. Sheriva / May 2, 2013

    Your ‘blankie’ is gorgeous.

  13. Lillian / May 2, 2013

    That is so Beautiful….

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