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Old 02-27-2006, 12:25 AM   #1
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Think this yarn would work for a clapotis?
http://www.recycledsilk.com/velvet.html

I'm thinking about starting a clapotis for the Chemo Kids KAL. I was thinking this yarn would be super soft and machine washable and look really pretty knit up. So what do you experienced clapotis knitters think?
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:34 AM   #2
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There was about a month in between my 1st and 2nd clapotis. When I started my 2nd one, I forgot things that I figured out the first time around. :rollseyes: That said, I wouldn't consider myself an "experienced" clapotis knitter. But, I DO think that yarn is gorgeous! I think it would knit into a beautiful clap. You should do it...and if you don't like it, you can always give it to me!
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:10 AM   #3
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It's very pretty, but it does say dry clean for best results. :thinking:
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:30 AM   #4
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BEAUTIFUL!!!! It would make a gorgeous clapotis........and what a generous thing to make for the KAL.
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:28 AM   #5
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Er, um, what are clapotis?
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:30 AM   #6
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(Its a scarf/shawl pattern from Knitty)

THAT is BEAUTIFUL yarn! With that sheen and the color variations, you cant go wrong!
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It may say dry clean, but how often are you really going to need to clean the clapotis? It is beeeeeutiful!!
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:20 PM   #8
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I would love to see clapotis in that yarn...or anything else for that matter
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That would make great clapotis yarn!!

The colors are great too! I'm falling towards the green yarn(it's so beautiful!)
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It is really gorgeous, isn't it!?! I can't wait to order some and actually feel it!

I'm not concerned about the washability of the yarn -- I have several articles of 100% viscose clothing that I machine wash on the gentle cycle all the time. Plus, as Ingrid mentioned, how often will a clapotis be washed, anyway?!?

I think I'm leaning towards the blues. If it were for me, I'd get the green, too, Jenelle, but I know not everyone is a green person. The blues seem more universal, to me.

I'll let you all know how it goes.
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