Monday, August 23, 2010

One clap handing

I got it into my head that I was going to finish the Clapotis by this past Saturday, so that I could wear it to a wedding. So I knit and knit and knit some more, my left shoulder whining "Are we there yet?" all the way.  Friday night, with just the decrease rows to go, I tried on my intended wedding outfit and discovered there was no way I was wearing that sausage casing ensemble.  Quick change of wardrobe plans to something more comfortable meant no Clap at the nuptials, but that was okay because there was no way in hell I could have finished the shawl anyway.  It seems like the decrease rows should take no time at all, but they do, as do the weaving in of the ends and the dropping of the stitches.  I finished it last night while watching pre-season football.

Pattern:  Clapotis
Yarn:  Cascade Yarns Pima Tencel in color 7478, a deep rich red
Needles:  US8, started with straights, switched to circs, finished with straights
Modifications:  none

The thing is huge and, despite its open appearance, warm.  I am looking forward to wearing it this winter, BUT the yarn sheds a bit, so I will have to be careful what I wear it with.

Now, back to those baby things.

1 comment:

A. Warped, knitter said...

I've never worked with Tencel but it looks great, the color is very rich. How did you like knitting with it?