So here is is, knit in just over seven balls of Noro Silk Garden with one extra repeat added for luck! The broad,random stripes in this yarn cross the bias knit shape of the Clapotis beautifully.
Although it does remind me ever so slightly of those magic eye puzzles which I am never able to fathom out!
Another reason to love this particular pattern is that it looks especially good unblocked or roughly dried and the back is as decorative as the front.
My favourite aspect of this pattern, however is the way that the ripples fold up on each other and flow around the neck - right side...
...or wrong side.
This is the perfect wrap for blustery autumn weather - I have already worn it a couple of times to great success. My knitting will always fulfil many functions. Sometimes I want to stretch myself and knit new, complicated things in new techniques and sometimes I knit simple things over and over again for comfort. This project is slightly different as this is a garment I wanted to wear so I got out wool and needles and made it - the product was the most important thing rather than the process.This is one of the things that I love about the place that knitting holds in my life - there is a project for every occasion, every mood or every hole in an autumn wardrobe!