This is the scarf that started the knit and purl journey I’ve been on since January 2nd of this year. It’s called the Hitchhiker by Martina Behm.
Almost 19 thousand of these scarfs have been made and posted on Ravelry. It is a very popular pattern.
I used Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the color Rainwater. Which is a really interesting grey blue. The yarn is 100% Merino and each skein has 395 yards.
I kept creating points on the wrong side of the scarf! Many Ravelry knitters have commented that this pattern has a nice rhythm to it. Once you get it really started, the pattern is easy to memorize. I agree. Every night I would stitch one point.
Martina’s scarf has 42 points which is a reference to Douglas Adam’s book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” She loves that book and the Hitchhiker is not the only pattern she has created that gives a nod to this novel.
You can read a more detailed account of the making of this scarf on my Ravelry page.
I have now completed TWO knitting projects. It is true. People really do finish knitting things. I wasn’t sure there for awhile, but now I am a believer.