Do you have a favourite knit project? You know, something you have made, fell in love with, and wear all the time?
For me, one of my favourite, and most-worn projects, is my Clapotis. This scarf has been worn a lot. It is my 'go to' scarf for plane travel (I naturally seem to run cold and therefore love this big scarf to snuggle in), but works well with my winter jacket, and as a shawl when the air conditioning is blasting in the office.
As well as the scarf is holding up, I felt that having a backup would be in order. Enter Clapo-Ktus:
Clapo-Ktus is free pattern (yay!) and is a cross between the popular Clapotis and Baktus designs. It is a straightforward knit, suitable for an advanced beginner. And for anyone who is a lover of sock yarn, this is a great way to use one of your beloved colorways. The yarn I selected is a Skein Top Drawer sock in colourway Envy. This yarn is deliciously soft, so perfect for the project. And the colorway is divine! I was really pleased with how the fabric worked up and that there was no pooling.
The pattern mentions that you can use a single skein of sock yarn to make the shawl, which is a fun way to use those single skeins. I wanted something that was going to be a little bigger for that snuggle factor, and elected to use 2 skeins. The end result is that I have a decent size shawl to wrap up in.
I look forward to testing this one out on an upcoming trip.
And what post would be complete without a little yarn love? These beauties made their way into my stash this week:
A handspun sock yarn from Bockstark knits on Etsy. There is something so very special about handspun yarn, and this skein is absolutely gorgeous. And anyone that knows me, knows that I enjoy thoughtful details... just look at this cute stitch marker that shipped with the yarn! Yep, I see repeat purchases in my future.
I also picked up 2 skeins of sock yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Every now and again the Blue Moon team offer mystery grab bags for sale, and these were my mystery skeins - aren't they gorgeous! I love how they work together, but also on their own. I see some fall knitting with these colours!
Thats all from me. If the rain holds off I am hoping to spend time in the garden today.
Wishing you a lovely day ahead,