Friday, July 1, 2011

FO: Spring Meadow Clapotis

It seems like everyone has been knitting a Clapotis, and I didn't want to be left out! When Little Knits was having a sale on Arauncania Aysen ($3.50 a skein!), I decided that I had to give it a try. I picked out a lovely pink and green color that reminds me of a meadow in spring- the green of the grass, interspersed with pretty pink flowers.


This pattern looks really complicated, but is actually quite easy, once you get the hang of it. By the time I was half-way through, I didn't even need to refer to the pattern! It's also pretty cool to be able to drop stitches on purpose.


The only thing that I don't really like about the finished object is the variation between the skeins. I didn't realize that skeins from the same dye lot could look so different! The middle of the shawl has a much lighter area where one of the skeins had a lot more white than the others. It may not be all that noticeable to anyone but me when I'm wearing it, but it still bothers me a bit.


The yarn produced an incredibly soft shawl, but was a little annoying for this particular pattern- the yarn clings to itself so much that it was rather difficult to unravel the dropped the stitches. However, all things considered, I think it turned out nicely. I really enjoyed knitting it, and I'm already working on a new Clapotis, too.

Pattern: Clapotis
Yarn: Arauncania Aysen
Needles: US8
Yardage: 573 yards


This has been a part of Tami's Amis' Finished Object Friday. Go check out her links and see what everyone else is working on!

10 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful. I know what you mean about clingy yarn making it hard to unravel the drop rows - I had exactly the same problem!

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  2. Not everyone is knitting a clapotis. I certainly can't see myself doing it, although yours looks very nice.

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  3. I have yet to knit a clapotis but I may change my mind. I've seen a few that look really stunning recently.

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  4. Oooh, a second clapotis for me to ogle today! I can't see the color difference in the pictures. I'm sorry it bothers you so much.

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  5. I don't think the color difference is noticeable at all. Your clapotis came out great!

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  6. Oh wow, that yarn worked up so beautifully. I really love the colours in the close-up shot, and the dropped-stitch pattern looks fantastic. I'm sorry about the variation between skeins, though---although I agree with everyone above who says that it's not something I noticed in the photos at all.

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  7. The clapotis looks amazing - I don't notice the difference in the skeins at all!

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  8. I didn't notice the colour change at all! I love the pattern its very pretty!

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  9. Yes, I believe yours is the second or third clapotis I've seen recently. I'm becoming more and more tempted by it! Yours looks great! I don't notice the color change you mentioned.

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  10. Wow, lots of Clapotis today! It looks awesome and I love the closeup you did. It's so great to see how different it looks from afar and up close.

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