Originally Posted by suzeeq
I made one in st st with Joann's rainbow boucle in a cream/caramel color and it looks great; it also has longer color changes.
Do you have a photo of your shawl? I'd love to see it...
I think part of the problem is that I made the Clapotis too big. I wanted a big wrap, not a scarf, but I think this yarn would look better in smaller doses.
Since I am so close to being done, it won't hurt to just finish the Clap and see how it really looks when it's all done. If I truly won't wear it, then maybe I can use the 2 skeins separately for smaller scarves and give at least one away.
I can do some swatching and see which stitch patterns make the nicest fabric. I'll try seed stitch, linen stitch, garter, and... (although I generally am not a fan of garter). I think the yarn actually does look quite a bit less busy in stockinette - the dropped stitches add to the busy-ness.
I love colorful yarn but I need to remember that I usually wear neutral solids, not something that looks like unicorn puke. I should save those wild colors for socks! I just don't like the idea of this yarn languishing in my stash. I generally like to buy something for a specific reason and then use it.