The Hitchhikers

This is one of my favourite knitting patterns … It’s Hitchhiker by Martina Behm. A pleasure to knit; easily portable; one-skein stash-busting; easy to wear; and attracting lots of compliments into the bargain.

These shawls were stocking fillers. I love that the yarn can give each project so much personality. All so different!

What’s your favourite knitting pattern? I’d love to know!




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7 Responses to The Hitchhikers

  1. What a great idea for stocking stuffers. I made two Hitchikers a few years ago, gifts for friends of mine. They each loved their scarves, but I’ve never knit another one. The mind-numbing nature of knitting those scarves drove me nuts,

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      It’s the repetitive nature that appeals to me for travel knitting – I can pick it up and put it down as needed, without worrying about the pattern or tension/gauge. And the variety in the yarns makes each one unique! I’d love to know if you ever decide to make another … Thanks for commenting! 🙂


  2. Laura says:

    Wow, it is a beautiful pattern. I like to knit cable patterns. Happy new year and lots of knitting too 🙂

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  3. swissrose says:

    Oh wow, those are so different and yet…!! The one I made was in a shaded yarn from white-black so a completely different nature again. And I only made the one (for my mum!).
    A pattern I’ve made several times, maybe six or seven, is Ysolda Teague’s Ishbel, which comes out well whatever wool I use at whatever gauge or needle size. Very satisfying! Whipple is another multiple shawl favourite.
    I’ve knit the Hey Teach cardigan more than once (3 times, I think) and the Central Park Hoodie at least three times, so those are good classics, also Gudrun Johnston’s Soay, a lovely pattern. There’s also a fair-isle hat I made twice – oh, and another Ysolda, Rose Red, I’ve made FOUR times (the first one felted in the wash…)!
    And yet how many thousands of different patterns are there that I could have done instead?! ;O

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      Ooo, there are some great suggestions there – I’ll check them out! Thank you! I’ve made Ishbel a couple of times, and always like your choices, so I’m sure I’ll be adding one if these to my 2016 list 🙂 Happy new year and happy knitting!


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