Modification Monday: Stripy Hitchicker

Modification Monday: Stripey Hitchhiker| knittedbliss.com

Original Pattern: Hitchhiker

Knitter Extraordinaire: Yvette Rose (Ravelry ID)

Mods:  Changed the shawl to a stripe pattern using three different colourways, and used an i-cord edging to hide the yarn changes. Great details are on her project page, including step by step instructions for the i-cord edging, can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: This pattern looks amazing in the bold solid stripes that Yvette Rose chose, and her solution for hiding the colour changes (and avoiding weaving in all those ends) is brilliant. The i-cord edging camouflages the carried yarn, so she not only didn’t have to cut the yarn and weave it in,  it produced a wonderfully professional-looking edging. If you are thinking about add stripes to a shawl pattern (or blankets/scarves), this is a great technique to keep in mind.

Modification Monday: Stripey Hitchhiker| knittedbliss.com

7 comments

  1. Bekah   •  

    That’s so pretty! And what a clever way to do the edging – a perfect way to prevent weaving in ends (my least favourite part of knitting!)

  2. Lolly   •  

    Oooh clever clever!! I love seeing the color combos people come up with for stripes. It’s always something I’d never think to put together myself, but then I love it!

  3. miss agnes   •  

    A great version of this now classic pattern. The colors work beautifully together.

  4. Tanis   •  

    The edging on this shawl is seriously brilliant! I’m definitely going to be trying it the next time I do some funky stripes.

  5. Sara   •  

    I love the colors – very fitting for 4th of July! The pattern is wonderful too. One of my very favorites!

  6. Pia @Noget Uldent   •  

    Holy moly that looks great! I’m tempted to make a second hitchhiker now. I love the I-cord solution.

  7. Wanda   •  

    That edging is brilliant – love it!

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