I've been tempted to do a clapotis on Ravelry i quickly looked for wool for it and ended up with the Rowan Tapestry SH 174. Got two skeins.
Yesterday I was looking thought Ravelry, checking out other peoples clapotis projects- there were a few done with the same kind of wool, different shades, and I didn't like the way it looked. Its somehow to regularly stripped. I did a little gauge sample and discovered that its rather "fury" and since the clapotis drops stitches as part of the design i decided to look for a different pattern. I wanted something soft, textured that brings out the colour changes and found the Entrelac pattern. Again I checked if anyone used Tapestry to make it and one lovely scarf was being made in America. It was a different shade than mine- but it looked like I was hoping it would. And the knitter commented on the pattern, saying it was very well described.
That's just what I need!, I thought. And downloaded the lovely pattern, and started immediately.
After casting on i got in this sudden state of utter panic- i haven't done any knitting in at least 5 or 6 years! And I have never follow a pattern in English! Last time I followed a pattern was in school ( I think)- well a live time away!!!
But the pattern is so well explained I quickly got over my panic and am now doing the pattern nearly without having to check on the pattern- only the two side triangles still make me a bit nervous so check for those.
The patter is by Laura Spradlin and you can find it on Suger Bunny Boulevard
I will keep you posted on my progress.