Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Coming late to the Clapotis party, and like many others, taking a long time to decide which yarn to use... I finally met and fell in love with the Marina colorway of Prism's Bon Bon (100% rayon). (12.18.09 - Update: made another one using colorway Rio Fantasy)
My new favorite yarn shop, River Colors, had only 3 skeins (88yds each x 3 = 264yds). I debated about ordering a bag but decided to be prudent (the new me) and try to get a mini-clap out of it instead. I actually wanted a mini anyway.
You can see all three skeins in the picture: 1 hank, 1 wound ball and 1 on the needles. Depending on how you measure the length, I am getting about 20-22 inches from 1 skein, so it should work out perfectly (so excited!).
Bon Bon is a worsted wt. and I used a US9 needle. I did one set of the 12 increase rows + rows 1-6 again. I got over 5 sets of the 12 straight rows + 8 more rows from the one skein. The width of the scarf after dropping the sts is 7.5" spread out and 4" when allowed to roll. The rayon is nice and drapey but it's the color and shimmer that is spectacular, I don't know how Prism does it.
This is my first experience with this company and I can see myself getting hooked on it for life.