Showing posts with label Clapotis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clapotis. Show all posts

3.29.2008

Clapotis

I've finished knitting the Clapotis.


I just love it. It was a nice simple project with just enough interest to not cause me to go brain dead. I can see now why this has been such a popular pattern. I especially enjoyed using this fabulous yarn. It is maybe the nicest yarn that I have ever worked with. It is insanely soft and the color saturation is outstanding.


Some Clapotis beauty shots for you..



Right side of the fabric.


Wrong side of the fabric.

I love the dropped stitches!

It adds so much drape and texture. It produces an airy lighter fabric that makes it that perfect wrap for spring and fall when it is a bit chilly out but not freezing. At least in the area that I live anyways.

The other great thing about Clapotis is that it can be worn in many different ways. It can be worn as a chunky scarf around your neck...



Or it can be a shawl-like wrap around your shoulders.

It even looks great with the wrong-side showing!

I ended up using 3.5 skeins of Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb and size 9 needles for this project. As I had previously mentioned, this yarn is decadent. I have however seen the Clapotis made up in other beautiful not quite as err.. expensive yarns. Noro Silk Garden looks great in the project. Really any yarn that self-stripes or is variegated is really shown off by this pattern.

But as for me... I am planning on enjoying my super decadent Clapotis.

Clapotis Class

If you would like your very own Clapotis to wrap yourself in, come sign up for the Clapotis Class. It is a one time two hour class. I will help you pick out your yarn, do a gauge swatch, and learn the stitch pattern. It's a pretty simple project, perfect for a new knitter.


April Class Dates:
Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm or Wednesday, April 23 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost is $25

I will be offering this class again over the next couple of months so be sure to check The Scarlet Skein's website for future dates and times. If you have any questions about the class or to sign up, please give me a call at the shop.
805-466-YARN.

2.19.2008

Not Another Clapotis!

Yes, I too am knitting the Clapotis shawl by Kate Gilbert. As of today, Ravelry.com says that 4,539 people have knit the Clapotis and 2,557 plan to. And that is just the knitters on Ravelry....

I just had to see what all the fuss was about!! I've actually been planning this project for awhile but am just now getting around to it. I am using the yarn called for in the pattern (Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb) in the Gold Hill colorway. I really like how it is knitting up. The colors are really beautiful!






I'd like to offer a Clapotis class in April. That is if I get it finished before then!
Things just keep coming up!
Good thing I have Ava working on it as we speak..
Ava says,"Look Mama, I ninning!"