Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Mountain Sky Clapotis est fini!
CLAPOTIS (Knitty, Fall 2004)
Lanas Puras Melosa fingering weight, "Mountain Sky" (440 yards per skein) almost 2 skeins
US 3 circular needles
What a great pattern! What fantastic yarn! This is actually the second Clapotis I've knit (the first one was a "mini" Clapotis scarf I knit as a Christmas present). I loved working with the Melosa yarn. It's just so buttery soft, and the ever changing color display I experienced as the yarn ran through my fingers was pure delight (and, yes, I'm a fan of the pooling).
Because I used a fingering weight yarn and the pattern called for a heavier, worsted weight yarn, I ended up doing twice the number of pattern repeats (26 instead of 13) in the long straight row section to get a decent length. Otherwise, I stuck to the pattern. My Clapotis is approximately 72" long and 15" wide (unblocked -- I don't plan to block it except lightly whenever it needs a bath).
Here I am for scale:
These dimensions are narrower and longer than those specified in the pattern. I wouldn't mind a little more width, but as it is, my Clapotis is quite versatile, and I'm very happy with it.
(Ok, so I can almost guaranty you will never see me with it wrapped around my hips again, but it's still pretty versatile!)
Here is a close up of the lovely yarn:
P.S. Bug tried to convince me that "Mountain Sky" was his color. While I agree that it looks lovely with his eyes, I'm just not ready to cede my Clapotis to him. It will aquire enough cat hair as it is.