During the cooler months I seem to be more productive with the knitting needles. I love to sit and knit ~ especially early evenings (before I get stuck into late night sewing tasks) and usually enjoy simple pick up and put down knitting projects, preferring to challenge myself with sewing and quilting projects rather than the knitting sticks.
The Pattern: Hitchhiker Shawl by Marina Behm
Hitchhiker Shawl is a very easy knitting pattern. Knit, knit, knit - with row increases at one end and a beautiful point-edge at the opposite end of each row. The 8 row pattern is easy to remember and as such this project was portable ~ filling in time when waiting ... for kids, appointments, trains, planes etc.
The Yarn: Madelinetosh Sock in Maple Leaf
and Madelinetosh Merino Light in Silver Fox
Beautiful yarns! It is no secret that I enjoy working with Madelinetosh yarns and this project was no different. The only problem was that one skein of the main color (Maple Leaf) was not enough for me to make a practical size shawl, so towards the end of the project I added a second color (Silver Fox) by alternating the two yarns two rows at a time. I continued to knit and extended my shawl beyond that specified in the pattern, and the pattern easily allowed for that.
There are more Hitchhiker Shawls on my knitting list! The perfect project for handmade gift giving.
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