I finally completed my “late fall” knitting project. (Quotation marks necessary since it was… umm… mid-March when I finished.) I wasn’t overly inspired to knit for quite a while, but about six weeks ago I started thinking about a couple of new projects, and I told myself that I had to wrap up my wrap (ha ha, I’m so clever!) before I could start anything new.
Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm)
Clapotis is a very popular pattern; I know a few people who have knit this. It’s really quite simple once you get the hang of the uncomplicated repeat. I found it to be strangely fun to intentionally drop stitches, a habit I had to work to overcome when I first learned to knit. I am really happy with how the striping in the yarn played out. This pattern is knit on the bias, so it’s a cool effect. I also think the blend of black, grey, browns, and greens will make this a pretty versatile item to throw on over a variety of outfits.
Now, here’s the bonus shot of me wearing the wrap. Well, sort of. I had just come in from gardening, hadn’t brushed my hair, and had dirt smudged on my face, so you’re just getting the rear view. I instructed Craig to NOT include my actual rear in the photograph, though.
Here’s a sneak peek of my next project, which will be a short-sleeved cardigan in a nice lavender-colored cotton blend. I’m hoping it will be completed during actual short-sleeve wearing weather, but I guess we’ll see about that.