By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Soft and Green

For my birthday back in October, my good friend Line gave me a beautiful hank of Sea Silk from Handmaiden in a gorgeaous green color way.

Sea Silk from Handmaiden

I searched for the right pattern to do this yarn justice and I think I found one. There is enough yarn to make a scarf (~400m) and I wanted a modern looking scarf because I find this yarn is a modern idea itself. I also wanted a pattern that would allow the yarn to show itself off, from it's softness and it's glossiness.

A modified version of Clapotis is the winner!

Clapotis start

Start of Clapotis

Some blocking will be required but so far I'm loving this pattern. I am making it narrower than the original Clapotis because of the amount of yarn I have and the guage of the yarn as well. I weighed the current amount knitted and the ball and I think I have enough yarn to make the scarf 45" long... we'll see how close I get to that.

6 Comments:

At Wednesday, November 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all this production in the past 2 weeks, I'm starting to suspect that you've thought the dogs and cat to knit...

Beautiful scarf.

Manon

 
At Sunday, November 12, 2006, Blogger maggieBB said...

what a gorgeous colour! That's going to be a great scarf :) I recently made a narrow version of the clapotis as well - it is a great pattern for showing off gorgeous yarn!

 
At Monday, November 13, 2006, Blogger The Gourmet Goddess said...

you have officially sucked me in... I just bought a ton of wool. Now I really need you to teach me another stitch!

 
At Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Blogger KnittenKnots said...

So beautiful - good choice on clapotis - I think it is the perfect pattern for showinng off something special.

 
At Friday, November 17, 2006, Blogger deirdre said...

Gosh, Tan, that pattern is perfect for the yarn - stunning! And I must say, I like the pics of Troy's hat in your Flickr sidebar - did you change the sizing at all or was it okay? Looks great on him!

 
At Saturday, November 18, 2006, Blogger Shelley said...

I saw a comment you left on the London-Wul blog and thought I'd stop by and say hello.

I see you are from Riverview. I'm in Moncton. I'm also thinking about taking that spindle workshop at London-Wul but haven't quite decided - I would like to learn though.

Your scarf is beautiful, and I love the colour of yarn!

Feel free to drop by my blog (I have 3 plus a mitten KAL; my knitting blog is http://kittenyarnsandcrafts.blogspot.com)

 

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