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newbieknitter
09-03-2007, 01:15 AM
I've observed posts for many months about them and have decided I want to try a Clapotis. I've seen them made from many types of yarn and can't decide what type of yarn to use. Recommendations? I'm open to just about anything, I think.

elliebelly
09-03-2007, 07:11 AM
mine is in an aran weight bliss silk merino, which is lovely, but which i would not recommend because the stitches wouldn't run and i had to pick every row by hand, lol.

you can see pictures here: http://joycevance.typepad.com/joyce_makes_art/2007/03/cool_things.html
if you want to. it was a beautiful weight/drape yarn choice for this pattern.

HollyP
09-03-2007, 08:36 AM
I made my Clapotis in Colinette's Giotto in the Raphael color way. I love it! I feel very glamorous and chic when I wear it. And I love people's reactions when they ask where I got it and I tell them I knit it. Here's a close up pic of mine! The color is not quite right but you get the idea! I have alos seen beautiful Claps made from mmmalabrigo. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/hollyp236/tmpphp2f3TPx.jpg

elliebelly
09-03-2007, 09:29 AM
I made my Clapotis in Colinette's Giotto in the Raphael color way. I love it! I feel very glamorous and chic when I wear it. And I love people's reactions when they ask where I got it and I tell them I knit it.

omg! that is so gorgeous!

i just finished a tank out of giotto and it was sort of a pitb to knit with (moss stitch). was in an enjoyable knit for the clapotis? i have a sort of earthy pink colorway that i can't remember the name of, and this is really tempting. yours is beautiful!

HollyP
09-03-2007, 10:08 AM
Thank you!
I didn't have any problem knitting with it. Or if I did I have mentally blocked it out because I love the FO so much.

newbieknitter
09-03-2007, 10:49 AM
They're both beautiful! Thanks for the info about what NOT to use also. That's something else I should have asked for. I'd been wondering about Noro Silk Garden, but the fact it has some mohair in it made me wonder if it would "stick" also?

SusanMarie1956
09-03-2007, 10:58 AM
Holly P.

How do you make that? It's beautiful!!!!

Is the pattern hard? Would a beginner be able to knit that????

Susan

elliebelly
09-03-2007, 03:07 PM
i've heard a lot of people say silk garden is too sticky. a pity b/c it looks so pretty knit up!

suzeeq
09-03-2007, 03:14 PM
Yes, you absolutely can do that. It's mostly stockinette with decreases and increases. Pattern at - http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html
So many of us have made at least one - each color and type of yarn make them different - that we can help you out where you get stuck.

Hint - try out the pattern first on some leftover yarn while you shop for `the good yarn'. That way when you get going on the nice stuff, it'll be so easy.

HollyP
09-03-2007, 03:24 PM
Holly P.

How do you make that? It's beautiful!!!!

Is the pattern hard? Would a beginner be able to knit that????

Susan
Thank you! My yarn stats are listed above in my first post.
Here is the Clapotis pattern (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html) . It is rated tangy according to Knitty. I think a slightly experienced beginner could knit one. Just follow the pattern. There is a KAL here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=58593) If you have any questions feel free to ask.

HollyP
09-03-2007, 03:31 PM
Suzeeq I didn't see you reply when I did mine. That is what I get for walking away from the computer mid answer!

suzeeq
09-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Well you know what they say about great minds.... :teehee:

Sanibelle
09-04-2007, 09:28 AM
I am on my third clapotis. This time I am using Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb. I just love this yarn. It is the same yarn the pattern on knitty calls for and I can see why. It is expensive - but I got it on sale and it was worth every penny I paid for it.

The pattern is fun to knit - you can do it and if you have any trouble there are a lot of us that help you through it so go for it!