Unsurprisingly my Hitchhiker is now finished. I ended up with 38 points which is more than I was expecting given that I had a couple of hundred metres less than the pattern called for. I also used bigger needles (3.5mm instead of 3mm) as the yarn was a bit thicker. I haven’t actually blocked it but I don’t think it really needs it. It is slightly longer than my arm span along the long edge and is a good length and shape. I think this is definitely a pattern I’d knit again, the garter stitch is simple but the points keep it from being a boring knit.