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.
Yarn: Arauncania Aysen
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!