It feels like ages since I’ve written a post, which is probably because it has been weeks! Apologies to my Instagram followers too as my FO was on there last Friday, I just didn’t get time to type a blog post!
My Hitchhiker shawl is now complete (except for sewing in the ends!) It doesn’t have the full 42 points though as I ran out of yarn, I think I made it to 39. It’s a little shorter than planned, but perfect for tucking into a coat.
It is made using a high twist yarn dyed by Peak District Yarns in the Edale Welldressing colourway. I do love the autumn/wintery colour mix in the yarn, which matches my burgundy coat really well.
I have been working on it since August, but mainly as my in-car project. There have been times where it has been sat dormant for weeks and other occasions where it has had hours of work over a couple of days. The week before last it got lots of attention as we had a car journey to Halifax shortly followed by a trip to Gloucestershire which gave me plenty of knitting time.
Early on in the project, I made a mistake and didn’t work enough rows leading up to one of the points. However, it is a tricky one to spot and I’m sure it won’t affect it being worn. Before I wear it properly, I am going to try and wash out the ink which leaked on to it from the pen I kept in my WIP bag. Fingers crossed it works!
I’d definitely recommend this as an introduction to shawl knitting as it grew quite quickly, and was a simple pattern to pick up and put down without being too boring to work on for long periods of time. I’m surprised that I finished it so quickly in the end, I wasn’t sure I would complete it before the winter!
Have you completed anything this week? I’ve started more projects than I’ve finished, whoops!