I've made this twice, maybe you have too? Let's do it again! The Hitchhiker by designer Martina Behm has over 24,000 projects posted on Ravelry, and there are some novel and innovative takes to this popular pattern. Let's take a look at what people have done to make this great pattern even more interesting--and cast on a new one!
Project: Hitchhiker by Martina Behm
'Garter stitch. It‘s simple, its warm and squishy, stretchy and reversible and it makes any variegated, hand-dyed sockyarn 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.'
Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner
Skills Required: Must be able to cast on and knit.
Skills Taught: Learn to increase, count rows in garter--and more! We will explore modifications to the Hitchhiker ranging from yarn choices to adding lace details, edgings, stripes...
Tools & Materials: 100+ grams fingering weight yarn, US #2, 3 or 4 24"-32"circular needles stitch markers, pattern. Students must purchase, download and bring their own pattern.
Class size is limited. Yarn for Free Workshops must be purchased at Lancaster Yarn Shop.
Preregistration is required. (717) 768-8007.
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