3.4.07

FO - Bamboo Clapotis

Finished Clapotis!I'll start by saying that this has got to be my most favorite knitted project ever! I'm totally in love with the finished product, it's super soft and so drapey. Because of the drape, it doesn't have much curl compared to other Claps, which I was a little disappointed with at first. Small issue, as I can always knit another out of a less drapey yarn.

There are a few mistakes, but I'm resolved to not nitpick about 1 puny extra stitch, and a few wraps from not moving the yarn to the back correctly after a purl stitch. I'm curious though, how many stitches go into this finished object… seemed like an awful lot when I was knitting it! LOL It only took me 2 weeks & 2 days to finish though, it just felt like forever through that straight section!

Finished Clapotis!For my Clapotis, I followed the pattern exactly*, with size 6 needles and SWTC Bamboo yarn in Intensity. I finished with a little bit less than 2 balls, which rocks cuz I have 2 left! Finished measurements without blocking are 15" wide by 48" long. I don't think I'll need to block it, it doesn't curl very much, and the dropped stitches are stretching out enough on their own. Plus, I'm lazy, so I figure, why bother!?! LOL

I'd really wanted to knit this one for a while, but the recommended yarn was so expensive - 90$ to 120$ depending on whether I wanted to shell out for a fourth ball to cover my ass (and not run out of yarn mid-project.) I'm really glad I did wait, because this yarn turned out to be really perfect for this project. Two balls cost 26$, and the color and texture are perfect. I couldn't be happier with this one! Woohoo!

*I did make one change, and slipped the knit sts on the increase section purlwise.

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! And great choice of yarn. $26 is waaay more affordable than $90 -$120.

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  2. wow, I can't believe the yarn was only $26 it is so beautiful.

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