Finally finished the Clapotis! It was pretty easy once I figured out the beginning - the third time's a charm as they say - and I quite enjoyed dropping the stitches every 12 rows. A lot of people complain online that knitting a Clapotis is "boring" and they did not finish, but I found that it went relatively quickly and I mostly knit while watching the Tour de France. I can see where it gets a bit tedious, but the decreases were fun as you could really see it coming together. I had a mini celebration with a cupcake when I got to the final dropped stitch.
The pattern is free and available on knitty.com (it's right on the webpage; you don't even need to download it). I used Blue Heron Rayon Metallic Yarn in plum and a size 6 needle. There are so many other great colors of the Blue Heron Metallic Yarn that you really can't go wrong and you could also use another yarn if you prefer. With the help of the ladies at So Much Yarn, I used a modified pattern as follows: Section 2 repeat five times (instead of 6); Section 3, repeat 11 times; and Section 4, repeat 5 times. The modification was done so I could make it a one skein scarf. Other than these modifications, I knit the pattern as in the original.
I am giving this to my mom as a present for our wedding. She loves sparkles and open knit so I hope she will like it!
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