25 Nov





Yarn: Cleckheaton Bamboo
Purchased: Stich n Time in Canberra
Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yardage: 125 meters x 4 skeins used
Needles: 4mm Knit Picks Options

On Ravelery

My Aunty Carol chose the colourway. It is important to me that you know this.

This yarn itself is fabulous (apart from the colour, that is) – silky, smooth, well plied, fantastic drape, gorgeous sheen etc. It is a strange weight, though, as it is not quite fingering and not quite sport. But I hate the colourway.

I had never done drop-stitch before but I really enjoyed the effect, and I think the Cleckheaton Bamboo helped to make this an enjoyable, mindless knit (as long as I ignored the colours). It knit up quite fast, taking only 17 days from start to finish and I was pretty inconsistant with the amount of time I spent on it. I started it on the 10th of March and finished by the 27th.

I watched Star Trek: Deep Space 9 whilst knitting this. I will always associate the show with The Clapotis, just like I associate Star Trek: Voyager with Big Sack Sweater and Doctor Who: Series 2 with Under The Hoodie.

The yarn is sooooooo pastel. I HATE pastel …. urge.. to.. kill.. rising…

There are no photos of me wearing the Clapotis or even having it touch my body. I don’t want any record that I touched yarn that is so saturated with pastelly fugliness. I wish I could have worn surgical gloves while knitting it. Did I mention that I am not fond of pastel, let alone so many different pastels all in the one place?

But my Aunt Carol loves it which is what it is all about, in the end. Love you, Aunt Carol xx

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Posted by on November 25, 2008 in FOs, Knitting


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