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Topic: Clapotis Tip Sheet  (Read 13100 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2008 12:27:39 AM »

or you can ask the original starter of the clapotis knit along to add this to the first post, cuz that's where i looked when I wanted to find this in the first place after i originally found it.  but i just used the search function to find it again.
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2008 04:30:39 PM »

After 3 days of reading ravelry, knittinghelp, everyones blog that came up with clapotis in search, knitty and so on and on. I finally found something helpful. I am so grateful for the clear precise help. I read so many contradictions and so many just ignore it , just cut it , just fudge it. I think I may be able to do this before losing all my nerve endings and brain cells.
Questions ( because apparently I just dont "get things" easily)

I hear just purl the knit stitches that are dropped and no markers needed, then I hear only a couple markers, etc. Am I using markers on this pattern or zero , zilch, nada markers?  The only problem with this answer is until I get really going to show a pattern I really dont know which are the dropped stitches so how would I know which ones I am switching?
I found a spreadsheet called sans marker with a twist but found too many mistakes to make any progress. I have started this, gotten to section 2 and struggled and ripped over and over and over again, my skein is worn out.
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2008 06:35:27 PM »

It may be a good idea to use markers for the first few rows until you get an idea how the pattern goes. Or you can purl the dropped sts if you wish. All the posts you've read are about what works for each individual. I neither purled nor used markers because I can read my knitting and knew which sts were to be twisted and which became the drop sts. I had a few mistakes the first couple I made that I had to back up and redo because I twisted the wrong sts. Now I could probably do one in my sleep.

Just do what seems to work for you, follow the pattern st by st and after you've done one repeat of the increase section, you'll see the stitch pattern taking shape and you should be able to figure out when to do what stitch.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2008 12:03:05 PM »

Question:

I got hot and heavy one knitting my first Clapotis....then got burnt out. I stopped half way through it. My question is how do I tell where I am in the pattern? (I am in section 3 I know that for a fact.)

Help! I want to finish this thing! lol
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2008 07:25:17 PM »

Question:

I got hot and heavy one knitting my first Clapotis....then got burnt out. I stopped half way through it. My question is how do I tell where I am in the pattern? (I am in section 3 I know that for a fact.)


Since you know your section, all you need to do is count the number of stitches you have before your first k tbl and match that up with the row in the pattern.

So, for example, if you count 3 stitches before the first tbl, then you are on Row 2 (P1 + k2 = 3)
if you have 5 stitches, you are Row 10 (P1 + k4 = 5).

Does that make sense?  Undecided  Smiley

(If it does, I'll incorporate it into the original post....)
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2009 01:49:00 AM »

Thank you for this, I needed a broken down version for the clappy I started a couple of weeks back...
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012 07:17:40 PM »

Hello again,

Just the bi-annual check-in to ask:  Anyone have new tips I should add?   

(yeah, i know it's weird to visit an old post this way, but the Views number keeps going up, so I figure this is the one post I've done that may actually Be HELPFUL -- it's very exciting to me!)
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2013 11:14:31 PM »

In mid-2013 it,s still helpful! Thanks :-)
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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013 09:37:51 AM »

In mid-2013 it,s still helpful! Thanks :-)

Fantastic to hear! Thanks!!  Cheesy
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