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Tam
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Australia
2810 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2005 :  11:52:06 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
Although I finished my Clapotis nearly 1 month ago thanks to 3 days in hospital with nothing much else to do, I only took a photo of it today.
It is so big that I laid it across our outdoor table which doesn't really do it justice, but it was the best I could do.
I made it from 6.5 balls of Noro Silk Garden on 5mm needles and I am really happy with the way it came out.
Now I need the weather to cool down enough to wear it!


Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

http://photos.yahoo.com/lillysmum2002

"The problem with common sense these days is that it is not very common." - John Parkes

2005 Stats: 3 WIPs, 8 FO

ruthbe
Chatty Knitter

115 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  05:31:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit ruthbe's Homepage Send ruthbe a Private Message
Lovely Clapotis ... I knit mine from the same colorway of Silk Garden, and love it. It goes with everything.
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PattiG
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1119 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  05:33:27 AM  Show Profile Send PattiG a Private Message
GORGEOUS!!! i've got to add this to my list! Your daughter makes an excellent model!

PattiG
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mands1229
Chatty Knitter

USA
216 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  06:02:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit mands1229's Homepage  Send mands1229 a Yahoo! Message Send mands1229 a Private Message
Tam,

It's gorgeous and your daughter is just too cute!

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http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/amandadever/my_photos
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dignitynaplomb
Chatty Knitter

259 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  06:32:25 AM  Show Profile Send dignitynaplomb a Private Message
Your clapotis is beautiful.



-Heather

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sydo
Chatty Knitter

USA
225 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  08:00:18 AM  Show Profile  Send sydo a Yahoo! Message Send sydo a Private Message
Tam, your Clapotis is just stunning. And the SG colorway is perfect! Do you happen to know the number?

See how the width and weight of the yarn balances the drops? I fear I will be missing that with Koigu!

If you don't mind, I am referring those kntters who pooh-poohed the resulting appearance of the drops to your photos.....they are eloquent arguments for the pattern.

Thanks for the chance to see the finished project!

Sydo
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RoseM
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Canada
1898 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  11:54:29 AM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
Agree - the balance is gorgeous. I was going to make a small one to wear - but I think I'm now going to make one in Silk Garden (like yours, Tam) and drape in over the back of the couch. It's almost too beautiful to wear. It will be my 'at the lake project' for the summer. Thanks so much for posting.
RoseM
p.s. would it help me to know how many repeats you did?
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konababy
Warming Up

75 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  12:11:55 PM  Show Profile Send konababy a Private Message
Wow, your Clapotis is gorgeous! Your daughter is such a cutie, her poncho is so cute!
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Tam
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Australia
2810 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  2:49:45 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
Thank you for all your kind comments re Clapotis and Lily. I knitted mine according to the exact pattern directions using Silk Garden #84.

Rose, I think it is too nice not to wear, but so far I have only had a chance to wear it once because it has been too hot!

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

http://photos.yahoo.com/lillysmum2002

"The problem with common sense these days is that it is not very common." - John Parkes

2005 Stats: 3 WIPs, 8 FO
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Busyhands
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USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  7:40:41 PM  Show Profile Send Busyhands a Private Message
Oooh, Tam, it's beautiful! I love the colors!
Lin

Spring is almost here in Iowa!
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KL
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6041 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2005 :  07:40:27 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
O.K.- Educate me here! What is the meaning of the term "Clapotis"? Is it the pattern design or another term for shawl. Where did you get the pattern- it's beautiful. All of you seem to know about something I've never seen knitted before. Is it only done with Noro or can you accomplish the same thing with another varigated yarn? I feel like a knitting DoDo! KL
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RoseM
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Canada
1898 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2005 :  2:17:09 PM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
Tam - I actually agree about it being too nice NOT to wear. It's just with me - I'm so hard on clothes - snags, spills -- I'd be tempted just to have it somewhere to look at and touch! Oh yes, away from the animals too.
RoseM
deciding on her Silk Garden colorway . . .
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frenchtoast
Chatty Knitter

Canada
188 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2005 :  3:45:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit frenchtoast's Homepage Send frenchtoast a Private Message
Clapotis is a French word that means little splashes and waves. I picked it because of the way the scarf and dropped stitches move when you wear it. BTW, I always wear it reverse stockinette stitch side out and that's the way it's shown in the photos! KL- The pattern is in the fall issue of knitty. And remember, it's pronounced cla-po-TEEE! Not like a disease! ;)

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KL
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6041 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2005 :  3:59:26 PM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
Frenchtoast- Thank you for the education- Can you get the same effect with other varigated yarns? KL
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mom4GJ
Chatty Knitter

USA
114 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2005 :  5:59:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit mom4GJ's Homepage Send mom4GJ a Private Message
I think that one of the great things about Clapotis is how much fun everyone is having with the pattern -- trying out different yarns, needle sizes, lengths, widths. I thought the pattern looked difficult when I read it the first time, but now, knitting it, I am surprised at how little counting it necessary. I rarely have to refer to the pattern, or count rows. It just takes care of itself. I think it is beautiful in the original yarn, but for those of us (like me) that can't afford that yarn, I've seen tons of beautiful substitutions in all kinds of handpainted or solid yarns.

Kim in WV
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By laughing, you do not use up your laughter, but increase your store of it. (Life Expectancy, Dean Koontz)
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KL
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6041 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2005 :  06:44:14 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
Am having difficulty tracing Tam's Clapotis pattern on Knitty-could be that I'm some what of a computer-techno-idiot! Does anyone have a print out on their computer that they could forward to me? I'm dying to try it! KL
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diana.enky
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Australia
1092 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2005 :  07:08:56 AM  Show Profile Send diana.enky a Private Message
KL here is the link
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

and may I say that I test drove Tam's Clapotis today and it is just beautiful and soft and snuggly and the colours are simply gorgeous - Silk Garden is a great choice.

PS : she frisked me on the way out too

Diana

2005 stats: 1 WIP, 7 FO, 2 Frogged
Purchases: too many
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KL
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6041 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2005 :  07:15:30 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
Diana- thanks for the link. I'll start it this week, hopefully, as a Xmas present for my daughter- I can't believe I'm starting in April! KL
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Sarah R
Chatty Knitter

USA
115 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2005 :  07:54:32 AM  Show Profile Send Sarah R a Private Message
I am loving my in-progress-clapotis in the Handpainted Yarns worsted merino (in a color called Sealing Wax). It's going to be snuggly and warm and soft...too bad it's going to be done just as warm weather hits Baltimore.

I've seen it done in a fine hand-dyed cotton yarn and it made a very light, open, airy looking shawl. I have the same yarn and may be making one for myself. Better for summer wear...in air-conditioned places or on cool evenings.

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probablyjane
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United Kingdom
1227 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2005 :  09:22:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
One more vote for the silk garden - Being inspired by how good Tam's looked I hunted down the yarn and am really pleased with it - I used a colourway that was mainly earth tones (all they had at John Lewis) and fell in love with it as the pattern emerged.

I've posted a picture of it for those who can stand seeing yet another one...

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/janelithgow/album
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NaProus
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1828 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2005 :  12:50:02 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
I finished mine on Friday night -- a bit too late to really be able to enjoy wearing it this season (even in Vermont!), but I'm sure it will be great for next fall and winter. I think I'm going to make the "clapotis cap" I've seen a pattern for, too.

I made mine from some yarn I picked up in Florence in January at Campolmi Filati on the via Folco Portinari. It's an outlet with TONS of fabulous, dirt-cheap yarn. I paid 1.5 euros per 100g -- this clapotis was made with 3 balls + a little bit (I added a few repeats on the straight section). I'll use the rest of that 4th ball for the cap.

You can see pictures of my clapotis at

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/naprous/album?.dir=/3e17&.src=ph&.tok=ph69p4CB0COSTX58

What's a leper bandage? http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bandages.html
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