Friday, August 8, 2014

Hitchhiker Shawl : : A Finished Knit

Hitchhiker Shawl 
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. 

For more pictures and details (including pattern links) of the Hitchhiker Shawl check out my Ravelry page:

There are more Hitchhiker Shawls on my knitting list! The perfect project for handmade gift giving.

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  1. Really beautiful and great yarn colours!

  2. The Hitchiker Shawl is fabulous, it's flowing, elegant too.. easy for a rookie knitter like me:) How do I obtain the pattern?

  3. A knitting friends of mine recently looked after my kids for two days during the school holidays. I bought her a lovely skein of sock wool and will give it to her along with the Hitchhicker Shawl Pattern! I love it and wear the one I knitte myself nearly every day of winter!!

  4. It's just gorgeous but does not look easy ; )

  5. beautiful... has a really nice drape, too!

  6. That's beautiful - really beautiful and so practical too. Love the colour and I think the addition of the silver fox has lifted it enormously. I shall definitely look up that pattern. I'm still busy with lace weight in very quiet moments, though they're few and far between at the moment!

  7. What a beautiful shawl! That pattern has been in my Ravelry queue forever! I'll have to make that one next! I have gotten back into my knitting lately too! I like to bring aproject along on road trips when we go camping. Plus it helps to keep my hands busy at night while watching TV so I don't eat! LOL!

  8. I love how you added the stripes. Wish I could knit, would love to learn - but that would cut into my sewing and crocheting time ;)

  9. It's beautiful! I did mine in gradient yarn and didn't like it as much as yours - I'm thinking of ripping it and starting again...

  10. Brilliant blend of color and pattern, you did a beautiful job.

  11. Hmm. Maybe I don't have to make socks with my stash of sock yarn! This is so pretty and practical.

  12. It is lovely. I love the yarn choice and photography too.

  13. I love your shawl and the colors...I love Marina Behm's shawl patterns! This pattern has been on my knitting list for a while, I think am going to start one after I finish up the sweater I have going. Yours is very pretty.

  14. I have had my eye on this pattern for a while and when I came across your gorgeous colour combo I went ahead and purchased it along with three others. I also have been wanting to try out Madeline Tosh yarn and this seemed the perfect opportunity. Thanks for the inspiration. I really needed another project as I am stuck back in a Moon boot following a redo of an ankle reconstruction so will enjoy a new project. Kind regards Cilla Rule


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