Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hitchhiker Prize

I know I said I didn't want 2013 to be all hitchhikers, but when I decided to knit a scarf for a prize at my bridal shower I knew that this was the pattern I wanted to use.  It turned out that we didn't need the prize at my shower, which meant that I no longer had the baby deadline to finish this project.  Now I'm just making it for fun, but I had some ideas of who on my gift list would really love it.

I started the Hitchhiker Scarf Pattern with 101 g of my Iris Dyed Yarn and size 4 knitting needles.  This is yarn that I hand painted with food coloring inspired by the colors of my favorite flower, the iris.  The cake gives a better sense of what the final product will look like.  I love the color pattern a LOT more upon seeing it in a cake. I was worried that the abrupt color changes would look out of place. The colors mix is BEAUTIFUL, if I do say so myself! 

The scarf really looks like an impressionist painting of a field of violets.  This knitting has gone slower than I would normally have wanted... but I know that as soon as I finish it I will want to cast on another hitchhiker.

I worked on this project all over the place, and sometimes Lucky even helped me out!


After 34 teeth, 21 g of yarn remain.  I'm so close to the end!  35 teeth - 16 g.  After 37 teeth (before row 8, 7 g remain. I decided to play it safe and bind off here.  This way I'll have enough yarn leftover for a hexipuff and a top secret project.  (Although if you check out the ChemKnits YouTube channel, you may know what this is!) 

Just a little yarn is left
This is my 5th Hitchhiker scarf thus far (if you include the one that I created for Indy.)  I love the way it turned out!  It took me 6 months to finish this scarf, compared to a week or so for many of the previous versions.  Despite this, I am already itching to cast on another one.  This is a really great project to take on the go.