Hitchhiker, lost and found!
When the knitting community comes together, it stretches across the globe! The story of a lost shawl is zigzagging its way from knitter to knitter – can you help?
A beautiful hand knitted shawl was found at the Portland Oregon Airport, US, a couple of weeks ago. Extraordinarily, it was rescued by a passing knitter who has sent out an SOS on Ravelry to find its owner!
The shawl has been identified as a Hitchhiker – one of the most supremely popular shawl patterns ever written, completed on Ravelry 23, 425 times! Its author, Martina Behm, is a celebrated German designer whose stunning shawl patterns produce sighs of knitlust wherever they are worn in the world! The yarn has not been definitively recognised – unsurprisingly because it might well be a hand dye from home, or a precious skein bought from a small producer. Regardless, Ravelry’s mighty army continues to search through hundreds of pictures to try to identify its creator, looking microscopically at colour pooling, shade matches and stitches.
Some 399 posts later, the shawl’s owner has still not been found. Do you recognise this shawl? Did you knit it for somebody? Have you seen someone wearing it?
If you can help – please contact the Ravelry group here!
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Last updated: April 21st, 2016.