FO - Hitchhiker Shawl

Pattern: The Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm 

Yarn:  Gerwerken Knits Socks (yes, it’s my hand dyed!  Stay Tuned!)

Needles: US 2,

Began: Approx. 5/1/2013

Completed: Approx. 6/8/2013


Martina Behm is my new favorite pattern designer!  Her shawls are wonderful.  They use simple shapes, lots of garter stitch, and are designed to use the amount of yarn that you actually have, so they are great for stash busting or a special skein.  I love that they are feminine without being lacy.

I have been very inspired by all of the wonderful garter stitch shawls out lately.  Designers like Martina, Veera Välimäki,  and Ysolda Teague have recently shown how beautiful and versatile garter stitch can be.  It is nice to focus on color and form without worrying about which stitch to use, and whether you will be able to block the finished object enough that the edges don’t roll up.

I already have Martina’s other patterns inspired by the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, and will probably start another one when I am finished with Liesl, although her Leftie shawl is very tempting as well!  All of the little leaves would showcase some hand dyed yarn very nicely.  Then again, there is a world of patterns out there that is growing all of the time…