Monday, October 10, 2005

Clap off!

The Clapotis is finally off the needles! I started this project on vacation in July and flew through it for a while. Then I set it aside to focus on several baby knits, and finally got serious again last week about finishing it. Maybe I was inspired by the (finally) cooler weather, and the anticipation of actually being able to wear this.

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I'm so pleased with how this turned out. The colors go perfectly with many things in my fall wardrobe, and the yarn is luscious. I used Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb in the "Vera" colorway, which I think is worth the price. I rarely splurge on the high-end yarns, but this one earns its keep. It's soooooo soft! I wore it for the first time yesterday, and it's just like wrapping up in a favorite, cuddly blanket.

For anyone keeping track, I used three skeins of the L&L as called for in the pattern. However, after seeing many folks run out of yarn on this shawl/scarf, I decided up front to knit fewer increase and decrease rows so I wouldn't have to sweat it. I was actually able to knit one extra set of rows on the straight section, having knit one fewer set of increase rows and one fewer of the decrease set. And, I had about 28 yards left over! So in fact, could have made this a little longer...but better safe than sorry I say.

14 comments:

Chelle said...

Lovely color you chose (Vera) and I bet the yarn is absolutely cuddly and wonderful. How far down does the scarf go? Did you do the scarf size or the full size? Chelle

Chelle said...

By the way, it has a lovely drape too. Very nice. Chelle

Leslie said...

Chelle, the scarf is about 15" wide and 65" long (point to point).

Suzanne said...

I'm SEETHING with envy. Your Clap is so gorgeous. Vera is my favorite colorway and it couldn't have knit up any more beautifully for you. So gorgeous. Great work!

(off to eBay to see if I can find some Vera L&L. Yeah, I'm a copy cat - but I can live with that!) ;)

Carole said...

The color is beautiful! Doesn't it feel great to be finished?

margene said...

Beautiful!!

goodkarma said...

I adore your colorway choice! Purple is so lovely for fall. And I can tell by the drape how soft and luscious your Clapotis really is. Well done!

Beck said...

That is gorgeous! I have that colorway yarn in Lorna's Laces sock yarn. I was thinking of using it to knit clapotis, just adjusting for gauge. I haven't gotten around to it, but seeing yours it has really inspired me.

Scoutj said...

Beautiful!!!

Ann said...

Looks great! The colors are gorgeous and it looks so soft and snuggly. Just in time for fall!

amanda said...

beautiful! and that colorway is one of my favorite LL colorways. i do hope you are able to enjoy it soon!

Sarah at Advancing the Plot said...

Every time I see a Clapotis I want to make one. What is blocking me? No idea.

Yours is gorgeous. How long did it take?

SweetPeaknits said...

Your clapotis looks great. Great with the Lornas Laces. The more I see completed versions makes me want to start mine.

amy said...

ohhh it turned out lovely. i ran out of yarn on the very last bit so mine is a bit wonky. oh well. i can come and admire yours and say, "that is what mine should have looked like :)"