A Giant Hitchhiker

Martina Behm has graciously allowed me to do a sample of her classic pattern Hitchhiker in a Helix Giant GradientI choose the Cardoon colorway, and I love how it knitted up. 

With thoughtful details and an easy-to-memorize pattern, this project makes for delightfully relaxing knitting. 

The version photographed here used all but 10 g of the gradient, and has three more "teeth" than called for in the pattern.

Pattern for sale directly from designer here, or here on Ravelry

Finished Size: 86 inches / 220 cm tip to tip, and is 13 inches / 33 cm deep at the center. 

Yarn: Helix Giant Gradient, 240 g / 710 yds. Shown in Cardoon.

Needles: U.S. size 5 / 3.75 mm

Gauge: 18 sts & 44  rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Notions: yarn needle.