Grab any Knit Along with Debbie Macomber pattern book. Each one is filled with a variety of designs—especially great little sock, bootie, and scarf projects that will travel easily.
Get a good hat pattern book, a skein of yarn per hat, and your needles—that’s all you need to bring in your bag. For the book, you might check out Lisa Gentry’s Celebrity Slouchy Beanies to Knit. You can wear the hats you make during your summer adventures and pretend to be a movie star.
Knit socks! Everybody needs socks…and you can get an early start on your Christmas presents. Leisure Arts has the perfect pattern book to take along—Socks to Go, from our Little Book series. It’s a great smaller, go-anywhere size.
How about dishcloths? You can never have too many dishcloths! Plus, if you get a copy of Katherine Satterfield’s Holiday Knit Dishcloths, you can get busy knitting the Patriot’s Fanfare and Flying Flag patterns in time to give them away as 4th of July gifties!
Or find a great basic book like Better Homes and Gardens Knitted Gifts. It features some simply adorable small projects like facecloths, a felted clutch, an exercise mat & matching tote, socks, golf club covers (Father’s Day is coming up), mittens, hats, and more!