If you search for scarf knitting patterns on Ravelry, you will find that the Hitchhiker Scarf by Martina Behm is one of the most popular ones. This is a simple garter stitch scarf, but some interesting edging (that is really easy to memorize) makes it an asymmetric triangle with a scalloped edge. This is great for adding a special piece to a fall of spring outfit.
This is the first time that I knit with KnitPicks Stroll (Tonal) and I was very happy with the wool/nylon blend. The color nevermore tonal (discontinued) has jewel tones of teal, blue, purple and pink in addition to black, making it a perfect colorway for me. The garter stitch nature of Hitchhiker makes it perfect for showcasing variegated yarns, so I was excited to see how the colors did or didn't pool.
I started with 105 g in my ball of yarn. (Finally! Too much yardage rather than not enough! I may have enough for a hexipuff after all.) Normally when I use my ballwinder, I still pull the yarn from the outside of the ball. This time, I decided to take advantage of the fact that I've made a center pull ball. The plus is that the yarn didn't bounce around constantly, and it didn't get too floppy when I neared the end. I may need to do this more often!
After 36 points, I had 12 g of fiber left. I will do one more point (weigh again) and then do the last point as written. 37 points, 8 g left. I decided to end with 38 points. I was knitting with size 4 knitting needles because I liked the density of the fabric. When I cast off, I had 3 g of wool left (consuming 102 g). This pattern is great because I could have easily stopped with 37 points total if I started with a bit less yarn. (And yes, I did have enough yarn for a hexipuff!)
This is my first Hitchhiker, but I already have plans to make more! Since this scarf counts as a shawlette, this project was able to count as one of my 12 in 2012 shawls.