Clapotis

I’ve finished Clapotis! This picture shows it draped across my honeysuckle. (Good grief, it is hot out there today!)

Knit on US #7 Addi Natura needles of Blue Heron Yarns’ Rayon/Metallic in the “Parrot” colorway.

The close-up pic shows the colors of the yarn better than the other shot. All of the colors are very bright and the metalic fiber makes the finished product really glitter.

I like it and I’m quite please with the results. I wish the Blue Herons Rayon/Metallic either came in a larger skein or wasn’t so expensive. I’d like to have made it larger rather than smaller than the pattern.

Clapotis

The yarn comes in a 550-yard skein. Clapotis requires 600 yards. I thought that skipping one of the straight-section repeats would do the trick. It didn’t. I ran out of yarn when I still had 4 decrease repeats left to go. I ended up having to frog back past the last repeat to start the decreasing. The cost of the yarn is what kept me from just buying another skein.

Leaving the 12th repeat out of the straight section gained almost enough yarn. Almost. When I was down to the last couple of decrease repeats I realized that there still wasn’t quite enough. To compensate I threw in a few extra decreases and finished the corner with fewer rows.

6 inches of leftover yarn

It doesn’t show at all, as the fabric drapes so nicely and without blocking it tends to curl a little on the edges anyway. (A good reason not to bother to block it.)

This picture shows the tail I had left after weaving in the end. This was it. Six whole inches of yarn.

Not quite enough to start another project. 😆

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