Thanks to two weekends of great Wimbledon tennis, I finished my Hitchhiker this morning! I cast on the Hitchhiker Beyond last Saturday and most of the knitting was done over the two weekends, with a few teeth here and there during the week. This was for a Nerd Girl Yarns KAL, and I chose a NGY in her Mutiny base, which is 80/20 merino/silk. Yep, the drape is as amazing as you’d imagine. Perfect with garter stitch on my size 3 needles. I love this one so much!
The first section says to use a third of your yarn, or about 20/21 teeth. The first time I made it, I used 30 grams and had 21 teeth, and ran out of yarn too soon, so this time I was conservative and used around 25 grams I think, and only 20 teeth. I had 8 grams leftover and a gorgeous scarf in a very wearable length. I do think I’ll block it out a bit longer, but not so much that I lose the yummy squish of garter stitch.
The color is called The Wise Build Bridges, inspired by Black Panther, and these are totally my colors so I’ll be wearing this a lot once the weather cools off.
The KAL is still going on through August 5th, so check out the Nerd Girl Yarns group on Ravelry if you want to join. I’m tempted to do another!
Very nice! I love the colors. I haven’t made a hitchhiker yet, but the timing’s not right for this KAL for me. I’ll just enjoy watching the progress of others for now. 🙂
Thanks! I thought everyone had made a hitchhiker by now. 😉
LOL, nope! I’m a rebel. I haven’t knit a Citron, either, and it seems everyone in my S’n’B has done that one.
Oh, I made one of those and don’t recommend it. It took forever and I’m not sure I’ve ever worn it.
LOL, good to know! I’ll continue to avoid the Citron, then. 😉
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