there are some things about knitting that it seems your fingers just dont forget, and for me this week its the simple joy of the clapotis scarf. i have made one before, and wore it a lot last year. i need a new scarf this winter and was looking for something a bit different. but it was not to be. i started this yesterday:
its the malabrigo silky wool in ravelry red that bells gave me. i cast it on and frogged it twice at camp, one time it was going to be a one row lace scarf, and the next time it was going to be a 4 row drop stitch scarf, but neither of them seemed to do this lovely yarn justice. i wanted to be able to see the yarn, to see the silk, to enjoy all that red, but still have it be open and soft and flowing.
sounds like a clappy doesnt it? maybe its a bit naff to make the same thing again, but there is something so elegant and clever about this pattern. and i dont care that almost everyone i know has one too. i know some people think viral knits are annoying, and i am trying these days to not just knit something because everyone else is doing it, but there is a reason why some patterns are viral. the clapotis is one of them. i dont know why i didnt think of it sooner!