I finally finished my Hitchhiker Shawl!

I started this sooooo long ago.

While having lunch with my college roommate, she showed me her completed Hitchhiker and I loved it.

Never having worked with any yarn thinner than worsted (while knitting), I was nervous to tackle fingering yarn.

I chose to use Lion Brand Mandala in Centaur (#3 weight) and 4.5mm circular needles.


I knit this at home, in the car and at work when I was on call.


This was a good, mindless, tv watching project.

Looking at it now, I can see my skills improving throughout the shawl (thats how long I have been knitting this thing).

I finished it today and I love it!




I also finished another languishing WIP-Textured Scarf from Knit Simple Magazine Holiday 2017.

I really lost interest in this scarf, so I chose to stop, make it a child’s scarf and give it to Miss ME-she loves it!

Made with Premier Yarns Sweet Roll or Candy Roll (I lost the label), it is super soft.


Next I am finishing my Telluride Kimono Sweater.

I have one panel finished and need to cast on panel #2.

I really want to finish some WIPs before I move on to my first sweater and socks.

Have a great week!

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18 thoughts on “Hitchhiker

  1. Marsha Noce says:

    I like your shawl. Doing it in #3 weight yarn is great. Makes it a bit bigger.

    Scarves areso hard to make. They seem to take forever.


  2. Becki says:

    Your Hitchhiker Shawl is lovely, Ali. I love all the pictures of it and the yarn. And the other scarf is cute! I’m glad Miss ME loves it. I think the yarn is fun and the pattern cute.


  3. Allison Anselmo says:

    I don’t knit but I want to learn only so I can do a hitchhiker..lol.
    I love how the colors worked on yours, I’ve been eyeing some of the mandala colors lately too.
    I think I should pick one up and get the process started!
    Thanks for the lovely inspiration!


  4. Sandra Licher says:

    Love how your Hitchhiker turned out. Your projects always look great. Did you have to block it? I was curious about blocking acrylics. Plus, I have been wanting to make a Hitchhiker for a long while now but never thought of using Mandala….great idea and it just so happens I have 2 skeins of Warlock! Yes, I am ‘casting on all the things’! Your scarf for Miss ME is right up her alley and she will look so pretty in it with her dark hair. Have a great week!


  5. highlandheffalump says:

    I’ve been working on my hitchhiker for ages and using light fingering yarn and its taking forever. I spotted someone on Ravelry has done an alteration to do teeth on the other edge when casting off…I haven’t decided if I will try that or just keep going. For a while I thought I had a magic ball of yarn that wasn’t decreasing in size no matter how much I knitted! I also notice some people have put eyelets in. Do you think you’d make another?


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I don’t think I’ll make another. It took FOREVER and I used DK weight. I put it away for quite a while then powered through to end it. I can’t imagine making it in fingering, I don’t have the patience 🙂

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  6. highlandheffalump says:

    I finally finished mine and you can see the pre-blocked version on my blog…it has much sharper teeth on my blocked version…I love it.

    When I bought a used spinning wheel it had some singles on that I made 2 ply from and I am knitting another hitchhiker! This time on bigger needles and putting eyelets on row 8! It’s so comforting to not need to look at a pattern and I couldn’t resist as I can take it camping and knit it anywhere.


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