Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mountain Sky Clapotis

So I have been working on a clapotis for the last few days. I'm using a lighter weight yarn (Lanas Puras Melosa fingering weight) than is called for and US 3 needles, so it's going to be a bit smaller. The yarn is a lovely, soft handpainted merino that ripples from sky blue to cloudy silver to earthy browns and olive green -- and, unfortunately, my photos don't really do it much justice.

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The colorway is called "Mountain sky." I love it! Here it is wound into a ball (can you tell I'm enamored with it?).

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I am in the middle of the third repeat of the straight rows section of the pattern. The color patterning has produced a variety of neat pooling effects, which you can see here:

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At this point it probably seems like everything I make is from Knitty. To alleviate that impression, I'll be blogging about some of my "pre-blog" finished objects soon, so keep an eye out for them. In the meantime, I'll leave you with another photo of my clapotis:

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3 comments:

Dipsy said...

Your Clapotis is coming along so beautifully! I absolutely adore the yarn you're using, these colors are so luscious and gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more progress pics! Happy Knitting!

Octopus Knits said...

Thanks!

Mel said...

Hmmm... curious you should prefer my bobbles to yours becasue they are exactly the same! I too scoured the web looking for an alternate bobble and settled on the same 3 stitch as you except mine has purl3tog at the end instead of slipping. I think a 5 stitch is too much for that sweater so i applaud your choice.

How did you enjoy the Lotus Tank, because I'm starting that next. People seem to get frustrated w/ that one. One more question: is the Sunburst sweater on your Flicker site an Interweave pattern? It's beautiful! And very groovy..

Good luck w/ Clapotis...looks great. I love that yarn. Bye!