Clapotis for Jane


Posted by: Peanut in MyBlog

Tagged in: Silk , Shawl , Scarf , Knitting

Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Luscious Silk
Size: As written
Yardage: 2 skeins (about 640m, I have about 20m leftover)
Needles: 4.00 mm

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Finally all finished and delivered. In fact my sister was over when I finished knitting so I didn't even have to deliver it; I just handed it to her. I got this yarn for Jane's birthday way back in November and told her I would knit her a scarf or shawl out of it. Every so often I'd show her how it was going or give her a little update on my progress so it was especially nice to be chatting and sharing a pot of tea with her when I cast off the last stitch.

I'm sure I said this before but this yarn is incredible. Luscious is the only thing it could possibly be called. Silk always has a lovely drape but being a sport weight means this yarn is a little heavier than you'd expect when you think of silk and, along with the dropped stitch pattern, makes a scarf that just flows around your neck and over your shoulders. Jane said she's going to keep it at her desk at work to keep off the perpetual chill in her office.

The knitting on this project was pretty straight forward. The increase rows went quickly and the decrease rows went really quickly … and the even rows in the middle took forever. I don't know why they seemed to take so long - maybe it was all the purling - but my attention span for knitting the even rows on this scarf was sadly deficient. There are thirteen repeats of the centre pattern and I was pretty excited when I finished number eight. Half way! The result was worth it though. The dropped stitch pattern has a really nice, squashy texture and the columns of stitches were really fun to unravel.