Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sea Grass Clapotis

I started this project back in October when the Yarn Widower first asked me if I wanted to live in South Florida. Sure, why not? But what do Floridians knit? A brief polling of my DC Stitch-n-Bitch came up with: tank tops and bikinis. Tank tops are fine. I'll reserve judgement on knitting a bikini for now.

But what about scarves? Not the thick woolly muffler kind. I was thinking more the thin wispy breathable kind. And I already had just the perfect yarn for it.

Pattern: Clapotis
Yarn: Tili Thomas Voile de la Mer in color Forest
Silk and SeaCell
Needles: US2

The yarn is actually much more beautiful than my paltry photography skills allow. It's a lustrous combination of soft greens, browns and dark beige. It reminds me of the plantlife that grows along beaches.

This is my Move to Florida Scarf. I worked on it before, during and after the move. This is also the project that I brought on the long drive from Philly-DC-Atlanta-North Palm Beach. When I wasn't driving or holding Harry in my lap, I would knit a few rows before I fell asleep. It was a nice feeling - having the Yarn Widower in the seat next to me, Harry sitting in the back and this yarn flowing through my hands.


  1. Love the Clapotis! How many skeins of Voile de Mere did it take? (Fingers crossed that I have enough). What sized needle did you use?

  2. Thanks. I used 5 skeins of Voile de la Mer and a US2 needle to make my Clapotis. Are you on Ravelry? I recorded some of my modifications on my project page.