I’ve been going up to Honey Harbour a lot lately for photography – it’s an amazing new cottage project on Georgian Bay that our agency is working with, and it deserves it’s own post later on – but right now I wanted to show off what I’ve been doing with all the extra knitting time I’m getting from the long drive!
I’ve finally finished my clapotis. This clever pattern was designed by Kate Gilbert and featured in the fall 2004 edition of Knitty.com. I was at the Purple Purl eyeing up these beautiful skeins of Dye Version Bamboo fingering weight yarn, in a gorgeous colourway called ‘Rustico’. It’s silky and has lots of drape, and Jenn recommended the Clapotis as the perfect pattern for it.
I followed the directions for the scarf and not the shawl, but the result is quite large. The nature of the pattern allows the scarf to be worn as a shawl or wrapped comfortably around the neck without feeling all the extra weight.
It’s a brilliant pattern that worked up faster than I expected it to, owing to the large needles. The stripes are made by dropping a stitch and letting it unravel all the way to the bottom – a process I found oddly satisfying, kind of like popping bubble wrap ;)
It ended up taking about 2.5 skeins, and I can’t wait to wear it out!