Like every other knitter on the entire planet, I fell hard for the wonder that is Clapotis.
Did you know that there are over 18,000 Clapotis projects on Ravelry?
(It’s pronounced clap-o-tea, BTW, with the emphasis on “tea”.)
And like many other knitters, I’ve made more than one. Â But my first will always be the one I love the best.
I acquired the yarn in a trade. Â And I am quite sure that I got the better end of that deal.
I got 8 skeins of a long-discontinued Noro yarn, Sarubia. Â It’s 60% silk, 40% Kid Mohair and I love love love love love it. (You probably saw that coming. Â It’s Noro and it’s got silk and mohair in it. Â How could I not?) Â It’s a slubby, very wooly sort of blend, not at all like the Kidsilk-alike sorts of blends you often see.
And the color is tremendous: much more subtle than many of the Noro yarns. It reminds me, in the best possible way, of gasoline in a puddle. The background is an espresso brown, and there are stripes of a pale watery grey, a pale watery green and a pale watery pink. Â There’s an iridescence to the colors, coming from the silk.
I traded 4 balls of a plain worsted weight wool in a solid dark green. Â It’s a great yarn, and my friend said it was just what she wanted for a felted bag. Â But come on! I got the world’s most beautiful Clapotis, and she got a green felted bag.