Have you ever bought yarn and not had a project in mind? Of course you all have. My yarn stash is growing rapidly. I bought the Batik Swirl in colourway stargazer ages ago from Lynn at Lusciouslyloopy and its sat on my office desk waiting for me to dive into it. I don’t know why it took me so long, maybe its because I have so many UFO or WIPS or because the right pattern hadn’t found me.
Last weekend when I was supposed to be finishing a new daisy cowl for my Etsy shop I decided to play around with the Hitchhiker shawl pattern, I was amazed at how well the yarn knitted up. So much so I’ve not really put it down and spent most of Sunday knitting, like you do when you get new yarn you love. Its grown to 27 teeth with another 120 rows left to knit. As the rows get longer the stripes get narrow, I love the way the shawl is evolving and the colours are just so lovely together.
Last night I finished the green stripe and started the pink, the two colour combinations together remind me of rhubarb when it grows in my garden in late Spring.
I’m not being paid to write this but its my honest opinion that this yarn is well worth trying. If you have the Hitchhiker shawl pattern in your Ravelry projects list then give it a go. It knits well on KnitPro symfonie needles 4mm but for a tighter look you could try 3.5mm needles. The colours are pretty, its soft and durable, it will wash well in the machine at 30 deg, it has 20% wool with 80% premium acrylic and its reasonably priced (it won't break the bank).
I've not really put this down since last Sunday, every night and lunch breaks adding another 8 rows making a tooth appear and knitting faster to get to the next colour. Its very addictive, easy and soothing and hopefully I'll be able to wear it early next week.