Wednesday, February 9, 2011

FO: Hitchhiker

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My Hitchhiker scarf is finished.

I love it. Squishy and soft, something a little different for me in both colours and style. I have already worn it a couple of times (very chilly first thing this morning - autumn is just around the corner!).

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The yarn (Tri'Coterie merino/bamboo sock) was deliciously soft and did all sorts of interesting stripe effects. I really like bamboo blends for both knitting and wearing. I used 3.25mm needles (simply because I don't have any 3mm tips) and ended up with 40 'teeth'. The pattern calls for 42 (did the hitchhiker moniker just became clear?) and I probably might have got one more- I had 4g left over at the end but I didn't want to risk it and be binding off while holding my breath. It's a great length for wrapping around and wearing it "kerchief" style.

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This is a fabulously simple but stunning pattern. I'm pretty sure this won't be the last Hitchhiker I knit!


  1. Looks stunning :) Eminently wearable ;)

  2. It looks great - and so do you! Love your sunglasses!

  3. gosh isn't that just simple and effective! I have some bamboo I should knit up - it feels wonderful in the skein and it's a fibre I've never worked with.

  4. Beautiful.
    I would seriously like to try this but alas I can't cope with things around my neck and I have no-one the design would appeal to.....
    Still, very very lovely.

  5. It's really lovely! I love how the colours have striped ... very very cool :)