Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Playing Catch Up

I've been a bit out of touch between my computer crash at home and an unanticipated increase in activity at work but in the meantime due to some solid train knittng I finished my clapotis!!

It's a little smaller overall than I would like, which is really a shame since I had 2 - 560 yard skeins of yarn at my disposal!! I just knit it to pattern, no increases in either the width or straight rows and thought my gauge was good but off the needles it's about 15 x 58. I toyed with the idea of ripping it and doing more increase and straight rows since I have plenty of yarn. I used 1 full skein and 'a little bit' of the second. But as I type this, it's in the bath and I'm going to see what blocking does for it. Otherwise it's into the frog pond!!

Anyway in case you're wondering....
Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Miss Babs 100% merino superwash worsted
Colorway: Bronze Plum
Needles: size 7 us

A very enjoyable knit and I'll probably knit another one at some point. I absolutely love the yarn! It feels and looks more like a fall clapotis to me so my next one will be summery and very neutral, sandy, beachy colors! Can you picture it??


  1. It's so pretty...I hope once you take it out and block it, you like the size better. I hate to think of you frogging it...very pretty!! : )

  2. wow! you finished that with some quickness!!! the second photo shows some slight color pooling that almost looks like letters--i keep trying to read the secret code or see an image of a religious figure. :-)

    nice job--hoping that blocking gives you a few more inches....

  3. It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person! Do you have the yarn for the second one?

  4. It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person! Do you have the yarn for the second one?

  5. Your Clapotis looks stunning! I love it. I hope you like it after it blocks. I'll be checking in to see the blocked Clapotis,

  6. I love the colors girly! Can't wait to see it blocked.

  7. Wow, how beautiful. I can't tell the size from the photos, but I can't imagine frogging that. Still, what matters is that you love it & use it.

  8. ooh, the colors came out so nice, what did you decide to do?