Clapotis Scarf 2.0

Several years ago I knit a Clapotis scarf with some nylon ribbon yarn (there is probably a picture of it somewhere in my blog archives but I'm too lazy to go looking for it right now). It was really pretty--a hand-dyed copper color--but nylon is uncomfortable to wear. It doesn't breathe and just feels clammy. Also, it's very heavy, so the scarf kept getting longer and longer and eventually pulled itself completely out of shape. Synthetic fibers can't really be blocked, so the scarf lies in a drawer, abandoned and unworn. Somebody at the knitting retreat last month brought a Clapotis, which inspired me to knit another one for myself.

This time I used a 50/50 wool/silk blend. I think it's Tess Designer Yarns, but I can't be sure. I lost the ball band years ago. All I know is that I bought this yarn at the very first Stitches Midwest in Minneapolis in 1999. I started two other projects with this yarn but ripped them out because I wasn't happy with the results. I think the third time was the charm.

Isn't that gorgeous? I love how the color stripes run in the opposite direction of the dropped stitches. This scarf will NOT end up in a drawer. It will be worn until the weather gets too warm...which doesn't seem likely to happen any time soon.