Sunday, January 11, 2009

what's the deal?

I finally succumbed to the Clapotis and think I must be the last knitter on planet earth to knit a Clapotis!

I read about this design over and over again and thought "what's the deal"? I have now discovered what the deal's the uniqueness of the pattern! The piece is knit on the bias so the variegated yarn makes diagonal stripes while stitches are dropped to make a pattern in the opposite direction.
My Clapotis is now half finished and knit using 1 1/2 skeins of Blue Heron Rayon Metallic-Sport Weight, colorway Cayman, on #7 needles. Since my yarn selection is a rayon fiber I wanted a slightly tighter gauge and went down to the #7s instead of #8s. One additional set of 12 rows were added in section 2 (increase rows) and there will be 12 additional rows knit in section 3 (straight rows). This scarf will be nice and drapery!
The piece will be finished by adding an edging of 2 rows of single crochet.
What's not to looove with those Metallic flakes?!


Pam said...

Lovely lovely!

Elke said...

What a fabulous yarn choice for a clapotis. It's got just enough bling to be exciting without being overpowering (and I'm loving the green tones).

I'm glad you're enjoying the pattern.

P.S. I *still* haven't knit a clapotis, so you're not as far behind the curve as you thought! XD

GoldenTracks said...

No, you are not the last person on earth to knit the Clapotis. I am! LOL!
Yours is very pretty. Love that nice shade of green.
Might be a nice project for some of that Cherry Hill Tree stash I bought during the sale

Knit Picky said...

Very pretty! Beautiful'll get to wear that year round.

We just got in some Lion & Lamb. I think that was used in the original Clapotis. Hummm....might have to start one, too!