I couldn’t hold out any longer. Last night wihile knitting on Clapotis I decided to drop all the stitches. See?
I love it! The drape is wonderful and I continue to be amazed at how special such a simple pattern can be.
I think I spent 10 minutes in front of the bathroom mirror last night draping it a variety of ways. It’s so much fun and I can really see why people say they plan on making more than one.
I’m using Over The Rainbow’s 50/50 silk/merino yarn in the colorway Nite Rainbow. It’s the same yarn that Kate is using. Kate mentioned a few days ago that she ran out of yarn after 9 straight repeats, so I’ve been concerned that I’d run out too. I’m done with 6 and still have a lot left but I’m still crossing my fingers that I don’t run out.
I don’t think I ever showed you the gauntlet (note — singular usage) I made for Kelly for Christmas. Here she is:
I’m calling her Natalya. The gauntlet took a little more than half a hank of Classic Elite Lush. I’ve been working on finishing up gauntlet number two when I noticed last night that I messed up a cable way down toward the end. I’ve been doing the crossovers every 4 rows but on one of them I did it at 4.5 rows — so one half looks fine and the other half is elongated. I remember thinking at one point that a cable looked too tight. It must have been after that row because that would have only been three rows later. This gets back to yesterday’s post — trust your instincts!!!
So I need to frog most of it and fix the cable
On a positive note I really like the way these turned out. I’ve kept track of the pattern and have started writing it up. Let me know if you’re interested and I can post it when I’m done.