The Hitchhiker pattern was designed by Martina Behm. This is a great pattern for all different kinds of yarn and we've knit samples in lots of bases and colors. Some of the Hitchhikers pictured include Yowza in Lost Treasure and Deep Sea Jellyfish, Tarte in Into the Void, and our Coffee Break Polydactyl Set. Changing your yarn will change the finished size of your shawl.
Garter stitch. It's simple, it's 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.
Are you interested in embellishing your Hitchhiker shawl with beads on the points? Jennifer has created a video tutorial demonstrating how to do this.
You'll need one skein of yarn, or possibly two, to complete this project. Choose the original colorway below - or try another color! This project is perfect for a single skein of a variegated yarn.
You can purchase the pattern for Hitchhiker directly from the designer on Ravelry. All patterns are sold separately and not included with purchase of yarn.