Traveler's Life Afghan
Pattern Description from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: “This is one of my favorite projects and one that can reflect a knitter’s journey as well as any scrapbook or postcard collection. It was inspired by a quilt I had as a little girl made of the leftover scraps of fabric from the clothes my grandmother sewed. There was a square that was a piece of my mother’s favorite nightie, a square of an uncle’s flannel shirt, bits of a summer sundress and a soft bedsheet. Our lives and stories about what people did and where they went in the clothes made from those fabrics were laid out in bits and pieces and backed with pink cotton, and I loved it. This knitting project serves the same purpose: It uses the leftovers of projects gone by (or as they go by, my personal choice) to work a traveler’s afghan.”
This pattern may be found on pages 206-209 of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off.