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Topic: Clapotis- Help Me Pick A Color!-FINAL UPDATE!  (Read 13818 times)
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« on: October 27, 2007 11:34:24 AM »

I knit this Clapotis to give to my husband's grandmother for Christmas. I Kool Aid dyed the yarn (Knitpicks bare worsted superwash) and knit it up. Just one problem... it turned out kinda ugly. I'm determined to salvage by overdying, so I knitted up some swatches and overdyed away:

Left to right: Lemonade, Strawberry, Grape, Tamarind, and Blue Raspberry. Help me decide!!!

Here's the finished (but unblocked) Clapotis fug:

Detailed pictures of each color here.

Thanks for all the feedback! I'm going to tally up all the suggestions and dye accordingly. I'll post another update when I'm done!

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The pattern is, of course, Kate Gilbert's Clapotis. Awesome scarf/shawl. Easy and fast to knit up. I use the first one I knit up all the time.

Kool-Aid dying is really fun. As long as you use 100% wool, it does not run (it does smell like Kool-Aid for a while which I consider a plus). Knitty.com also has some great articles on dyeing with Kool-Aid.

Thanks again to everyone who helped me decide! If this had been for me, I would have picked the tamarind, but I think Granny will really like the... grape (which was the clear winner).

Full tallies and the story of the hole (%&^#!!!) here.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2007 06:41:39 PM by rebeccajane - Reason: More info » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007 11:37:24 AM »

RASPBERRY! Thats sooo pretty!
What size needles did you use?

« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2007 11:37:32 AM »

i like Tamarind, personally. it looks very grandmother-ish.

« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007 11:39:30 AM »

Personally, I like the grape, it seems to have a certain sophisticated look to it.

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007 11:44:13 AM »

I like the grape and the raspberry, depending on if she likes brighter things or darker things.

« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007 11:46:49 AM »

I would say grape, or blue raspberry.  As beckey23 said, the grape looks sophisticated. 

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2007 11:52:44 AM »

I like the lemonade and the grape. What does she like? What colours does she wear.....?

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2007 11:56:53 AM »

i like the grape the best =]

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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2007 11:58:37 AM »

I like the grape.
I'm not familiar with the term Clapotis--what does it mean?

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2007 12:03:28 PM »

I would also agree with grape, I think it would work the best for a grandmother, unless she is into bright funky clothing then blue raspberry.

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