I have finally finished my very own Clapotis.
I love it. I used Lorna’s Laces Lion and Lamb in Tahoe. The colors are wonderful – blue, teal, and purple. I used about 3.5 skeins, and alternated between two skeins every other row. I think that added to the richness of the coloring of the finished item and gave it a more even look. For instance, the very light blue patches only appeared in one of the skeins, so I’m glad they stretched thorough the middle portion of the item rather than being confined to only 1/4 of it.
I made it a bit longer than called for, mostly out of habit. I’m taller than most so I routinely lengthen items.
I realize that my outfit doesn’t really go with it, but it was in the 80s today, cut me some slack 😉
It looks rather thin in the above photo, but it’s wide enough to cover a good part of my back when wrapped around.
The wonderful thing about this pattern is the way it changes shape. It is great as a shawl, but it also works as a scarf.
This is my third Clapotis. I made one about a year ago for my friend Elizabeth and one as a Christmas present for my mother-in-law. I can’t imagine that I’ll ever make another, as great a pattern as it is. Three is plenty.
This project was a long time in the making. I bought this yarn more than a year ago and I finished the increase sections by the middle of January. The straight section killed me. It was so boring. I only worked on it when I was too tired to work on anything more complicated, so I didn’t make much progress. The last few weeks of my job were really intense though, so I indulged in several days of zombie knitting to clear my head in preparation for law school.
I love the way it turned out. I’m sure I’ll use it a lot.