I finally finished my Hitchhiker shawl. I really am happy with it. Way back, I commented on my friend Brandi's gorgeous version, so she surprised me with a copy of the pattern on Ravelry. Thank you Brandilion. Next time Nilah and I visit you in Seattle, I will be rockin' this shawl!
The pattern is by Martina Behm. Here is the information she provides:
Garter stitch. It‘s simple, its warm and squishy, stretchy and reversible and it makes any variegated, hand-dyed sock yarn really shine. So here‘s Hitchhiker: It is a narrow, slightly asymmetrically shaped triangular shawlette that can be wrapped around the neck several times. The ends are long enough to tie it with a knot. One of the short sides of the triangle features a saw-tooth border that evolves naturally during the knitting and gives the shawl its unusual shape. Because the knitting starts at one end, you can stop anytime, bind off and end up with a useful neckerchief, shawlette or shawl. A perfect project to relax in between more complicated ones, also very suitable for beginners and young knitters.
Brandi was right. This was the perfect "new mommy" project. Although I'm barely finishing it before my LO turns one next month. lol. Regardless, I am happy to have a bit of my knitting mojo back in addition to my sewing.
Labels: FO Hitchhiker Shawl