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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2005 05:25:32 PM »

 Smiley pseudobunny, as you can see on my white project you do have to knit for quite a little bit before you get to do any stitch dropping.
Section 1 (Set Up Rows) and Section 2 (Increase Rows) don't have any dropping yet, and in Section 3 (The Straight Rows) you still don't get to drop one until Row 8. This is right where I currently am, I just dropped the first stitch today.... (and it was fun! Grin) The first one doesn't go down too very far, it looks like each time I come to Row 8 the dropped stitches will go down farther. Does this help any? If not, please post again, maybe someone else can explain better.

I got my variegated yarn in the mail, and it's gorgeous, and I knit up a tiny bit just to see how it looks, but I think I want to go ahead with the white one for now. So eventually, hopefully, I will have two.  Wink

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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2005 11:16:16 PM »

I did my first row 8 stitch dropping today.  It was a bit terrifying   Shocked   as I was worried I dropped the wrong stitch.  However, since it unzipped and got rid of the hole at the base, I figure it was probably the right one to drop.

Is anyone else finding their clapotis is curling?

« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2005 09:44:42 AM »

Is anyone else finding their clapotis is curling?

I have not had that with mine yet, but it is basically a big block of stockinette, so that is pretty normal.  Give it a good blocking when you finish, and you should be a-ok.

« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2005 10:45:29 AM »

I finished Clapotis!  I thought it would take a lot longer than it did.  I agree with Acesulfamek that this is a really fun pattern.  It's great for working on front of the TV since it's not too complicated but it's not mindless knitting either.

Julia, mine rolled a lot but blocking it really helped.  Now it has a little bit of a wav to it at the edges but doesn't curl in. I love how it looks.

I ended up using almost 2 skeins of Koigu, size 6 needles, and after blocking, it's about 7 inches wide and 50 inches long.  I wanted it to be a bit longer but I hated to wind my extra skein of Koigu into a ball for just a few more inches.

It matches the Koigu hat I made from the pattern in the Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits.


« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2005 11:08:35 AM »

Yay! Let's see it on!
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« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2005 12:15:42 PM »

WOW! It's gorgeous!  Grin

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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2005 12:29:08 PM »

Looks great! I think it is plenty long enough.  Of course, I am also a klutz and find that very long scarves can pose hazards to someone like myself!!!

clapotis is super addictive...or at least the half size ones.  I definitely see another one in my future.  Cheesy

« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2005 01:42:14 PM »

legallyblonde, it's beautiful!

and zzjulia, I just did my first dropped stitch too and I felt the same way--terrified.  Then it felt exciting!
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2005 08:12:15 PM »

That looks great!  With the Koigu shortage, you know it will be the envy of every knitter's eye for the next few months...

« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2005 11:40:31 AM »

Oh this is exciting!  I started one last night with a ball of Schaefer "Anne" wool, which is fingering weight.  Obviously, this is going to be pretty small.  I don't know if I actually have enough yardage for a 71 st wide scarf, but I'm giving  it a try.  Funny thing is, the colors abruptly started to pool just as I started the straight row section, and it looks like the colors may start a chevron pattern along the length of that section:

I'm on a yarn-diet for Lent  Embarrassed but I'm looking at all the beautiful yarn suggestions here in anticipation for future Full-Sized Clapotis Goodness.  Grin
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