totally late to the party

let’s go back to fall 2004.

almost 2.5 years ago.

it’s when the infamous clapotis pattern was published.

as of publication of this blog post, there were 2,230 pictures tagged “clapotis” on flickr. and five of them are belong to me.

clapotis WIP 002

i flat out refused to make this wrap because i feared the endless stockinette would drive me nuts. twisted stitches, YOs, dropped stitches – none of it would distract me from the fact that this was a stockinette wrap that had hundreds of knit one row, purl one row. don’t get me wrong – i actually love the finished project – it’s well designed! a parallelogram knit on the bias? not to mention i know people who love theirs.

clapotis WIP 005

but i started it anyway in patons decor (what? mostly acrylic, slightly woolen?), and am 2/3 of the way through the straight row sections. and i’ve learned a valuable lesson.

clapotis WIP 003

although knitting miles of stockinette is deathly dull, it makes for way easier teevee knitting than lace, cables, or colorwork.

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One response to “totally late to the party

  1. Pretty Colors! I made my first one out of Red Heart, because I didn’t want to spend lots of $$ and then hate it. I used it last weekend to go to fancy dinner – Yay!

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