A month or so ago I was at a library network meeting and I was knitting away on socks, as I’m wont to do at these monthly meetings. My friend Olivia was sitting next to me and she was also knitting but she was not knitting socks. She was knitting a Hitchhiker Scarf. You know where this is going, right?
I logged onto Ravelry with
my precious my iPhone so that I could queue it up but found it was already in my queue. Hunh. I didn’t remember adding it but then I saw it was knit with Wollmeise and I’m pretty sure that’s why I put it in my queue. You see, I’ve been sort of . . . collecting . . . Wollmeise but I haven’t actually knit anything with it. I decided, with Olivia’s prodding, that it was time to take the plunge.
I am so glad I did.
The pattern is very simple and makes a great showcase for the color changes in this vibrant sock yarn.
The little sawteeth along the edge provide nice visual appeal.
I sort of couldn’t stop photographing them.
The garter stitch does get a little tedious but it knits up into such a squooshy fabric that it’s totally worth a little boredom.
I’m still not sure I understand the frenzy that surrounds this yarn but I am glad I knit this scarf with it. It will be like a warm flame around my neck this fall.
And now that I’ve popped my Wollmeise cherry I’m sure I’ll be on the look out for more projects that use it.