A Tranquil Storm of Linen
Ah! The linen Clapotis is finished and what a delightful journey it has been.
It has been my summer companion at the children’s swimming lessons, camping, long drives, school and kinder pickups. I finished it a couple of weeks ago but I had to wait for the smoke haze from all the bushfires to clear. A little rain, and the sky turned blue again. Perfect.
Clapotis by Kate Gilbert is one of those superstar patterns with 21,157 Ravelry projects logged since it was first published in Knitty.com in 2004. This one truly deserves its popularity. It is spare and elegant but not basic. By tilting the simple drop stitch pattern, Gilbert infuses the fabric with dynamism and energy.
The Shibui linen was everything that Sharron at Woolarium said it would be. It is lustrous and drapes beautifully. I never got tired of the graphite colouring.
I blocked it really hard and although it dried stiffly, as soon as I wore it, it became as fluid as the sea. It will always be my Thousand Yards of Sea which seems to have got knitted in while I was listening to the story.
Yarn: Shibui Linen in Graphite
Dimensions: 34cm x 180cm (13 1/2″ x 71″)