Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Clappy is Complete
Thanks so much Joan for hosting the Fashionably Late in '08 Clapotis Knit-a-Long! I've enjoyed the inspiration and seeing SK's wonderful variations. Tempting me very strongly to go for the 'coin-lace' variation....we'll see. But enough of the chit-chat! Here without further ado is the finished basic Kate Gilbert Clapotis.
Specs: Elann.com Sonata (100% cotton)in 'Rose Garden' colorway. 8 skeins. Every last bit. In fact I had to do about 10 1/2 " of the crochet edging in a different colorway...just for that special handcrafted look you know! I.Love.This.Yarn. (and I don't like cotton so there!) It has a gorgeous sheen and comes in amazing colors. I think though that I liked the idea of this colorway more than how it actually behaved in the fabric. The drop rows enhanced the colors by breaking up the intense variagation.
Knitted on KPO size 6s....I'd do it on 5s if I was into the do-overs. Cotton's heavy, and it stretches.
Size: Unblocked, unstretched: 84"x 24". I'm going to run an iron over it. I don't think I'm going to block it.
Mods to the Pattern: Used the 'no stitch marker method" of purling the drop stitch. I twisted the bracketing knit stitches only, if doing cotton again, i'd twist the bracketing purl stitches too. I also did a simple single crochet edging for stability and to help decrease snagging from the dropped stitches. It still curls most becomingly, yet seems more polished overall.
I sure hope the recipient likes it. I had bad luck with my first Clapotis givaway ("well, you know, I really don't wear purple"...harumph!)
So that's that! Next up you'll see not one but 2 (count em' TWO) surprise FOs. Stay tuned! And have a Great Knitterly Day!