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Inkmama
Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 07/04/2005 :  07:16:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Inkmama's Homepage Send Inkmama a Private Message
I just finished my clapotis, yahoo! I'm wondering about blocking. It seems blocking can remove the rippled effect. What's everyone do about that? Just wash it but not stretch it out too flat?

Barbara

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knittin away
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880 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2005 :  07:40:46 AM  Show Profile
I didn't block mine - I wanted it to curl naturally. I didn't think the yarn (Interlacements ric-rack) needed to be esp. blocked also.

How are you liking your Clapotis?
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Inky
Warming Up

USA
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Posted - 07/04/2005 :  09:27:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Inky's Homepage  Send Inky a Yahoo! Message Send Inky a Private Message
I didn't block mine either, I love the rippled effect. Sometimes I wear it with the purl side out because I like them both.

Inky



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Inkmama
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Posted - 07/04/2005 :  09:56:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Inkmama's Homepage Send Inkmama a Private Message
I love it, knittin away.... It's big and shawl-like. If I wanted it to be a scarf, I'd make it shorter, I think.

So when you wash, do you just lay it out loosely to dry?

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Tam
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Australia
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Posted - 07/04/2005 :  4:01:25 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
I washed mine and laid it out to dry flat, and it ended up flat and huge which I like because I like to wear it as a shawl.

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

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2005 Stats: 3 WIPs, 16 FOs
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slaggyc
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Posted - 07/04/2005 :  5:27:24 PM  Show Profile Send slaggyc a Private Message
I blocked my first Clapotis, and it's completely flat. (And it made the yarn smell, I still can't seem to get completely rid of the smell). I missed those ripples! I don't plan on blocking my 2nd one.

Chelsey

(Current Projects: Clapotis #2, Susan Summer Shawl, Baby "Ugg" booties-- done!)
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LindaRae
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 07/13/2005 :  6:45:00 PM  Show Profile Send LindaRae a Private Message
Knittin Away, how did your clapotis turn out using the Rick Rack? I have 16oz of it that I got a while back; thought of using it for clapotis but thought it might not have enough "body" for it. Did you use it single or did you double it? How much yarn was left over?
LindaP
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knittin away
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Posted - 07/14/2005 :  05:04:30 AM  Show Profile
Linda Rae - Since the skein of Rick Rack was huge (1200+ yds) I am looking at the remainder of the yarn and can tell I easily have enough left for a scarf. I used it single and knit exactly as the pattern specified - no wider, not longer/shorter. I liked how it turned out - drapes really nice, a bit slinky (because of the nature of rayon)and knit quickly because of the smoothness of the yarn.

Take a look at a blog called Mommio Knits blogspot - that is where I got the idea to use Rick Rack and there is a good pic of hers when it's done.
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Lanea
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Posted - 07/14/2005 :  05:11:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
Kate Gilbert, the designer, actually mentioned on knitcast that she does not recomment blocking because it will knock out those waves. I think she also said that she intended the purl side as the right side. You can listen here: http://www.knitcast.com/ if you are interested.

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Inkmama
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891 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2005 :  08:28:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Inkmama's Homepage Send Inkmama a Private Message
Thanks so much for posting the interview. Wonderful.

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abflab
Warming Up

USA
74 Posts

Posted - 12/16/2005 :  5:32:23 PM  Show Profile Send abflab a Private Message
Hi all,
I am working on my clapotis right now. I don't want to block it because I like the ripples, but I am curious about how to clean it. I am using Karaoke yarn, a soy silk/wool mix that should be handwashed. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
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