I’ve made another Hitchhiker, and I seriously, seriously doubt it will be my last. These things are addictive, I swear. This one was for a WWFY swap that was NOT with AnnaMarie. I blame the yarn fumes. (Yes, I only saw yarn pictures and therefore couldn’t have been affected by the fumes; shut up, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)

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Pattern: Hitchhiker by Martina Behm
Yarn: Wollmeise Twin in Maus Jung
Needles: US 3/3.25 mm Addis
Mods: None (although I got fewer points than the pattern called for)

You read the yarn line right, folks, I got to use Wollmeise for this shawl. And I got another skein of Wollmeise in return, in a totally gorgeous teal. I’m a sucker for teal. Anyway, it was an interesting experience. I already had the pattern memorized from the last Hitchhiker I made, so I was free to totally concentrate on the yarn while I was knitting. I don’t know if it’s true for all the Wollmeise yarns or just this base, but the super tight twist made it feel kind of… crunchy? Like, it’s a very crisp yarn. Not sure I’m describing it all that well, but I did like it. It’s a very cottony feeling wool, which I know some people don’t like, but I do. It would make amazing socks–very hard wearing. And out of 150g, you could get two pairs, or at least I could.

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The shawl has long since been returned to its rightful owner, but as I said, I doubt this will be the last Hitchhiker I make. It will certainly not be the last Martina Behm pattern I use. I think I’d like to make Leftie at some point (who knows when). I would definitely recommend Martina Behm’s patterns, by the way. Simple, well-written, and clear. But you don’t have to take my work for it.

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