I started a Clapotis last year. I don't have a clue when I started it, but I definitely know it was before Caesar came to join our family. So, let's say it was started before April of last year. For the past 2 months, I have been looking for it because I needed the needles to finish another project. I gave up and bought new needles for that other project. The day the new needles arrived in the mail, I found the ziplock bag that contained the half finished clapotis and the needles. Sigh! It fell behind something in the closet and I had looked in the closet a zillion times. I only found it because I was putting away something else and needed to rearrange some things around.
I didn't realize that I had gotten pretty far with knitting the Clapotis before abandoning it. It took me one evening to finish it up, then a soak and some blocking. After blocking, it doesn't poof up anymore and is pretty much flat. I love how it drapes! It feels wonderful around my neck.The Mohair and Wool DK yarn was nice to knit with. It was a little sticky when it came to dropping the stitches, but it wasn't hard at all to nudge them along. The color is a broad range of pinks and some mocha. My favorite is the intense pinks that looks almost like red. I am tempted to keep this for myself, but I am not really a pink girl. Now, I want to knit one for myself after seeing how fabulous this scarf is, but there is still a lot of outstanding UFO's. This will be a gift for someone special whose birthday is coming up.
I made some modifications to the size since I was using smaller gauge yarn. According to my notes, in Section 2(Increase Rows), I repeated Rows 1-12 three times and then Rows 1-6 once more.
Yarn: Fearless Fibers, Mohair and Wool DK Yarn "In the Pink" colorway (1 skein, 490 yds)
Size after blocking: 14" wide and 62" long
Pattern: Clapotis from Knitty
Needles: Denise Interchangeables US 7/4.5mm
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