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April 08, 2008

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KT

I am totally into a knitalong. I have started the Clapotis so many times, always stalling out! There is a rav group "How do you pronounce Clapotis?" that you might want to check out. That silk cashmere is lovely! Does it have that "silk smell"? I am really sensitive to it. Ok, KAL here we come!

Donna

Funny you should mention it - I am about half way through one made out of Noro Silk Garden in color 71 - shades of gray with purple & green. I am making it a bit bigger (one extra set of increase rows & then I'll knit the straight rows until it's a bit shorter than I want & start the decrease rows). I don't have any photos right now but will take some tonight or tomorrow & send them. I am enjoying knitting it more than I thought - it's almost mindless knitting but just enough complexity to keep one knitting. I think it's like crackerjack or Jay's potato chips ("Can't Eat Just One"). I'd definitely be interested in a KAL. I can foresee making several of these.

Donna

Eeeek - I couldn't get the links to work until after I posted. I didn't realize that you're proposing knitting it in fingering weight yarn. Would it be possible to get one of their heavier yarns like Silk Maiden or Lady Godiva or Great Big Sea Silk (Handmaiden) or Fleece Artist Blue Face Aran or DK (I love BFL) or Kid Aran? I'd love to do this KAL but not in fingering weight - I know folks have done it but I just think it looks better in thicker yarn - at least DK. The fingering would probably look good double but then that brings the cost up to almost $300 & I just don't want to spend that much for a Clapotis. Dream in Color would be another option Smooshy or Baby- used double it would probably look great & that cost is no more than $100 (very reasonable in my estimation).

pkbb

All I can say, is that is WAY beyond my abilities! I guess I will stick to socks.

Elysbeth

I did mine in Fleece Artist BFL in Wildflower, it's snuggly and lovely

http://elysbeth.blogspot.com/2007/01/clapotis-crosses-finish-line.html

Also did a smaller, skinnier one in SeaSilk - Origin. Amazing that it's the same pattern but such a different feel.

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