Have I really knit five of these? Let me check my archives. #4 was the narrower silk garden variety. I recently considered frogging #3 to use the yarn in weaving, as the rayon metallic has proved too drapey for the clap. It hangs like a limp rag around my neck. #2 was a gift, not photographed and #1 was my favourite until now. It was my pilly but comfortable Silk Maiden Clapotis, a perfect hiking scarf.
They say practice makes perfect and this is it. No forgotten lines of intentionally dropped stitches and the best yarn I have ever knit with - Madelinetosh Pashmina. I'll report back in a year regarding its colourfastness or pillage.
Pattern: Clapotis, free from Knitty
Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina Colour: Spectrum
Needles: US Size 7
Modifications: added four repeats in the middle straight section
Thoughts: Bring on #6 as long as I can knit it with Madelinetosh Pashmina. Bring on anything as long as it's with Madelinetosh Pashmina.
New glasses (the first of two in the buy one get one sale) and new hiking scarf: I discoverd a setting on my camera, anything to avoid the dreaded outstretched arm "selfy." This is a timer that snaps the shot two seconds after it detects a face. Pretty smart, that camera. A more natural angle: