Sunday, March 04, 2007

SPS & FO


Self portrait with newly finished Clapotis for my sister. Yarn is Southwest Trading Company Bamboo in Tequila, worked on US sz 4 needles.

Edited to add: I ended up using two full skeins of the SWTC Bamboo and just a bit of a third skein (so the total yardage for this was just over 500 yds). The final measurements (pre-washing, haven't washed it yet) are roughly 18"x52". This is only a smidge different than the original pattern (22"x55") and I can tell it will grow a bit after a wash and dry.

Edited after washing: Holy cow!! This yarn turned the water red the moment it hit the water! And I don't mean the water was sort of pink-tinged...it was RED. Yikes. Good to know, though. I'll be sure to include that on the note to my sister so she knows to not wash it with anything else.

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

It's loverly.

Betty said...

Love the colors!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Hooray for finished Clapotis! : )

tonni said...

Lovely! I would love to know how many yards this took knitting on size 4 needles. I've done one on larger needles and have some sport weight yarn i'd like to knit on 4's in this pattern and want to make sure I have enough...

Brooklynne Michelle said...

Hmmmm I must be a careful knitting slut, I have yet to catch the clap!! TeeHee, looking good as always, I've been really enjoying SPS myself.....

Brooklynne

beverly said...

Love your Clap! I frogged mine, but still want to make one....

Erin said...

That looks lovely! I think I might give it a whirl with some Interlacements Handpainted that I picked up last year. I've been wondering what to do with it. As for the bleeding yarn, before you give it to her, try setting it with vinegar in a warm bath. See if that works :)