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Old 07-06-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
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What yarn to use for Clapotis?
I am going to make this for my husbands aunt for christmas and I am not sure what yarn to use.What have some of you used for yours?
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:54 AM   #2
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I'm using Malabrigo for mine and it's lovely. Has just the drape and softness I was hoping for although you have to work the dropped stitches a bit cause the fibers seem to stick to each other -- no biggie for me.

Here's the KAL thread and you can see for yourself what others are using.

Here's a picture of mine so far -- hope this helps!

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Old 07-06-2007, 07:59 AM   #3
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I used KP Shimmer (double-stranded) for mine and was pretty happy with it. If you're on a budget, it's a good alternative.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:05 AM   #4
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I used HandMaiden Lady Godiva. The Clapotis was so popular and done in so many different yarns. You can go to Flickr and search for Clapotis to get an idea of the many different yarns used.

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Old 07-06-2007, 08:07 AM   #5
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:22 AM   #6
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I've used Shimmer and Caron's Simply Soft, and have seen them in Paton's SWS, Karoke, and Rowan Tapestry. Just about any yarn will work, either one color or self striping, just as long as it's not too sticky to make dropping stitches difficult.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:48 AM   #7
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I used Araucania Nature Cotton. It weighs a ton. But it's quite pretty.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:58 AM   #8
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I made my first one with Lorna's Laces Shephard Worsted. I turned out great. But then I was in the LYS and saw LL Lion and Lamb and decided to do another one made of that. OMG - it is like heaven. I have never used yarn that feels like this. Pricey, but in my opinion worth it.

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