Hitchhiker

Product information "Hitchhiker"

Garter stitch. It‘s simple, it‘s warm and squishy, stretchy and reversible and it makes any variegated, hand-dyed sockyarn really shine. So here‘s Hitchhiker: It is a narrow, slightly asymmetrically shaped triangular shawlette that can be wrapped around the neck several times. The ends are long enough to tie it with a knot. One of the short sides of the triangle features a saw-tooth border that evolves naturally during the knitting and gives the shawl its unusual shape. Because the knitting starts at one end, you can stop anytime, bind off and end up with a useful neckerchief, shawlette or shawl. A perfect project to relax in between more complicated ones, also very suitable for beginners and young knitters.

The name? Well, if you use a 150 g skein of Wollmeise 100% Merino for this, you can make how many teeth? That‘s right, 42. The answer to the question about the universe and everything, according to Douglas Adams‘ wonderful book „The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy“. So don‘t forget your towel, and happy knitting!

The pattern "Hitchhiker" is avaliable in Martina Behms books "The Hitchhiker Collection" and "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions"

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 21
Knitting experience: relaxed
Needle Size: 3,0 mm / US 2-3
Project type: Shawl
Yarn Weight: Fingering

Matching Yarn

Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply
Color Miss Babs: Deep Sea Jellyfish
This 2-ply superwash Merino is wonderful for cowls, scarves, shawls, and lightweight sweaters.One skein of this will make a beautiful Miss Winkle, Hitchhiker, Fractal Danger, Samadhi or Lintilla. The sample "Hitchhiker" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Hitchhiker's Birthday". The sample "Miss Winkle" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Deep Sea Jellyfish".The sample "Hope & Confidence" from our book "Hitchhiker Collection" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Zombie Prom".The sample "Hitchiker Beyond" from our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of one skein of this yarn, colorway "Dream Weaver".  Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle. This yarn should be dried flat for best results.

Content: 115 gram (€30.13* / 100 gram)

€34.65*
Schoppel Edition 3
Color Schoppel: Englischer Garten
Just as pretty and colorful as the Crazy Zauberball, but a little more voluminous and made out of 100% soft, mulesing-free Merino fiber from Patagonia: the very cute "Edition 3" balls by Zauberball maker Schoppel in southern Germany. Without any artificial fiber content, they are perfect for everyone who likes their knitting natural, but colorful. The yardage is perfect for substantial shawls (300 m per 100 g), and if you use 3.5 to 4 mm (US 4-6) needles, you will get a pretty drape and a pleasant fabric, and – bonus! – they will be done in a little less time thatn your usual fingering weight shawl. The long color changes make the knitting so much fun and will make any Hitchhiker, Hitchhiker Beyond, Easy or Puerto Montt into a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. If you are making little shawls for kids, one ball will be enough – but if you are making a shawlette or scarf for a grown-up, we recommend using at least 3 balls (150 g) of this yarn.For "Hitchhiker" we recommend 150 g (3 balls) of this yarn.  For the sample "Strider" from our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" we recommend 150 g (3 balls) of this yarn. 

Content: 50 gram (€14.90* / 100 gram)

€7.45*
Schoppel Crazy Zauberball
Color Schoppel: Route 66
This yarn is like a magic trick! "Crazy Zauberball" by German manufacturer Schoppel consists of 75% wool mixed with 25% Polyamide and has the most stunning color variations. Perfect for interestingly constructed hats! The color changes make the knitting extra fun, and the result looks just cool and special. The yarn is very light and durable and becomes soft after the first wash. One skein (100 g) are sufficient for an adult sized hat (ca. 50-55 g) plus a kid sized hat (ca. 40-45 g). It's also perfect to make a prettily striped Hitchhiker, Lintilla, Puerto Montt or Easy shawlette. Yarns by Schoppel are made with mulesing-free wool from South AmericaPlease note that each Zauberball is an individual and may look different than the ones shown in these pictures.The samples "Easy" and "Ecken + Kanten" from the book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" were made out of 100 g (one ball) of this yarn each, colorways "Sanduhr" and "Papagei"

€12.90*

Accessories

Strickmich! Pattern Binder
Strickmich! Pattern Binder The perfect place to store your printed Strickmich! pattern leaflets (size: A5). Solid cardboard with high-quality matte finish. 2-ring-binder. We have had them produced such that the patterns will comfortably fit in when in sheet protectors (which are not included).  2-ring binder for printed Strickmich! patterns sized A5.  Measurements: 20 x 23 x 3,5 cm  

€3.90*
Strickmich! Big Bowl - your project bag
Strickmich! Big Bowl is the more voluminous version of her little sister, the Strickmich! Bowl Accessory bag: Open it up and it will expand to a useful bowl that holds your yarn balls when knitting. Sturdy cotton with a wool felt bottom protects your precious yarn, and knitting from it is a breeze. When you close it, you can carry it with the attached sling. Strickmich! Big Bowl holds 250 to 350 g yarn (on the ball or knitted) plus your needles.The smaller version (Strickmich! Bowl – accessory bag) is suitable for knitting accessories or small projects with up to 100 g yarn.The yarn and decoration in the pictures are not included. Strickmich! Big Bowl is sewn by Manomama in Augsburg, Germany after an idea by knitwear designer Martina Behm: Sturdy organic cotton fabric that will hold its shape and a reinforced bowl bottom with wool felt from German sheep who live in the Black Forest. The contrast-color zipper looks great with the Strickmich! logo tag and is made in Germany as well. Manomama is a project by Sina Trinkwalder, who established Manomama in the old textile hub Augsburg in Bavaria, employing people who find it hard to find work otherwise. Fair pay and good working conditions are an essential part of the project. Materials100% organic cotton from Tanzania, woven in Northrine-Westphalia, Germany, GOTS certifiedWool felt from sheep from the Black Forest, GermanyZipper made in Germany MeasurementsDiameter upper edge ca. 30 cmDiameter bottom 18 cmHeight of Edge approx. 13 cmLength when closed approx. 37 cmWidth when closed approx.  17 cm

€36.90*
Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 3,0 mm / US 2-3
Addi Circulars with 80 cm (32 in) length and extra sharp tips are ideally suited for most of Martina Behm's designs. These needles are great quality "Made in Germany", and they make even the most complicated lace pattern a pleasure to knit. The needle sizes are printed on the cable (metric and US). Addi lace needle tips are made from shiny brass and nickel-free.

€6.25*

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