Sunday, November 12, 2006

Clap Happy

Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert for Knitty.com
Yarn: Almost 6 skeins of Noro Silk Garden, color # 226
Needles: US Size 7 (4.5mm) Knit Picks Options Circulars
Finished Dimensions: 23 inches wide by 67.5 inches long
Modifications: Yarn substitution; worked one fewer increase repeat than the original pattern.

I loved, loved, loved knitting this pattern. And I love, love, love wearing this scarf/wrap. My Clapotis has already attended two events: the Decemberists concert and, last night, dinner and a Cavaliers game. I wear this scarf and I feel glamorous, fabulous, chic. Even with jeans. I may never take it off.

This pattern has me scouring the internet for deals on Silk Garden, looking through my stash for yarn that could be a Clapotwo, considering other yarns to acquire to make others. Is Clapotis poised for a little renaissance? I've seen other lovely finished ones lately: Kris's Clapotis with an 80's punk flair in Sundara yarn here and Caro's Mini-Clapotis made with just three skeins of Silk Garden here.



30 Comments:

Blogger Wendy Dorrel said...

It's lovely! I'm already planning my next clapotis too. :)

4:08 PM  
Blogger Yarngirl said...

It's just beautiful - you're making me want to make another....

5:10 PM  
Anonymous caro said...

Gorgeous! I love the way the Silk Garden works with this pattern.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous stitchywitch said...

I love the colors of your Clappy - good job!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Wow - that is gorgeous! I'm thinking I may need one !

6:31 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

Beautiful!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

So pretty! And the perfect colors for wearing with jeans. I think it's time for the second coming of Clapotis. Maybe I'll finish mine before the third round...

6:35 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Lovely! I love the way it striped up. I'm planning a mini-clapotis - more scarf appropriate for Texas, in some lovely Mountain Colors. There is a lovely solid clapotis at http://www.thegivingflower.de/.

6:44 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I immediately started thinking of my second Clap as soon as I'd finished the first, too! :) Of course, I haven't gotten any further with that yet, but I'd still love to make another. :)

6:48 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

That makes me want to break out my Interlacements Tokyo 2 (silk/merino) and cast on . . . must resist. . . must finish projects for Saturday. I can't wait to see it at the party.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Tygher Knits said...

Wow. That's just beautiful Maybe I should make one .. Arachne knows I have the yarn for one now!

8:33 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Gorgeous colorway! I think I am finally ready to CO for my first Clap.

8:37 PM  
Blogger mary said...

It really looks great! Golf claps for your clap. Doh... bad pun. Check out Little Knits for good deals on silk garden, if you haven't yet.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What about Brooks Farm Fourplay? I have some in the stash that I'm going to use for Clapotis two. My first one was in some Knitpicks Bare that I hand dyed. I love mine as well. Great pattern.

9:08 PM  
Blogger amy said...

Laura, that is one of the most gorgeous Clapotis I've seen. Great job!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Noro and Clapotis, a marriage made in heaven! Wonderful.

2:25 AM  
Anonymous jessie said...

Gorgeous! I have GOT to make a second one (my first clapotis is lost). My second one will have one less increase like yours, and I may make it just a touch longer.

Clapotis is a great knit because of the dropped stitches. Not just the way they look, but the way they add an extra incentive to finish a little bit more, so you can RRRRRRIP.

Next time I'm using better yarn!

5:50 AM  
Anonymous kris said...

ahhhhh. beautiful!

7:57 AM  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

Beautiful!!! I love how it striped...seriously, beautiful! I so need to knit this pattern...

go Cavs!

8:28 AM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

Oh I hear you!! I adore mine too. I wore it today and felt just the same-not taking this baby off. Funny, isn't it? Yours is so pretty in those colors. Great job!

11:59 AM  
Blogger JennyRaye said...

Okay, your Clapotis just might push me over the edge and make me knit one for myself. Gorgeous. With jeans.....perfect.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

Oh, it's amazing -- are you wearing it every day, just because you can?

2:02 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

very pretty! now, where's the modelling picture so we can see just hot fabulously glam you look in it (even wearing jeans)?

3:06 PM  
Blogger Brianne said...

Beautiful! I may need to jump on the Clapotis bandwagon. Is it possible that I'm the only knitter in the US not to make one yet?

5:38 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

This is gorgeous...I don't think I can wait to do one!

7:01 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Beautiful! :o)

7:29 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

beautiful! i love all the silk garden claps i've seen. i just ordered some silk garden lite to make my own!

7:50 PM  
Blogger Glaistig said...

I'm in love with your Noro Clapotis! Kate Gilbert was a genius in creating a pattern that is a joy to both knit AND wear.

Rhetorical query: If I wear a chic clapotis with great elan at a concert, as you did, will I also be gifted with cool artwork, hmm?

[Note: I have spent at least a 1/2 hour today at work (what billables?) looking for Noro deals. Must.buy.Noro.now.]

Congrats!

10:46 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

It's beautiful. I am definitely going to buckle down and make mine one of these days.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Kat with a K said...

Beautiful! I have to pull mine back out one of these days...

2:18 PM  

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