Here’s a page from journaling about this project. I used Prismacolor pencils along with graphite (yes, I’m passionate about art, too) to sketch out what the shawl looks like as a design. Read my post “Keeping a Knitting Journal” to see how I use journaling to enhance my knitting.
The first Hitchhiker that I knit was also done with Crazy Zauberball, Color 1702. This one was knit on a US 6 (4.0 mm) needle. I totally forgot to write down how many notches it had at the end of the ball. Martina’s directions say to knit until there are 41 “teeth” or until there are 6 grams of yarn.
Schoppel Wolle also has an all cotton Zauberball that I would like to try for this design. I’m currently using Cotton Zauberball for my Coffee Shawl, but I’d like to see it knit up as a Hitchhiker Shawl, too.
The Hitchhiker Shawl looks great knit up in Starke 6, also a Zauberball yarn. Read more about it in the post “Hitchhiker Shawl in Starke 6.”