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Amalas
« Reply #1350 on: February 21, 2007 06:29:56 AM »

Amalas: i love your clapotis! so pretty! what yarn did you use? it's VERY yellow, but it looks superb on you.

It is very yellow, isn't it?    Cheesy  I used Cascade 220 "Heathers" in color # 2439 according to this site.  It's ever so slightly scratchy, but nothing major.  Plus it was pretty cheap.  I ended up using less than 3 skeins, so it cost only about $20.
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« Reply #1351 on: February 21, 2007 08:08:42 AM »

Amalas: i love your clapotis! so pretty! what yarn did you use? it's VERY yellow, but it looks superb on you.

It is very yellow, isn't it?    Cheesy  I used Cascade 220 "Heathers" in color # 2439 according to this site.  It's ever so slightly scratchy, but nothing major.  Plus it was pretty cheap.  I ended up using less than 3 skeins, so it cost only about $20.

i should look into Cascade yarns then! b/c my clapotis used just under 3 balls of Patons Decor for a grand total of $18 spent (pre-tax)

i've heard of it but never seen it... i wonder if the LYS i just discovered carries it... hmm
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« Reply #1352 on: February 21, 2007 08:19:45 AM »

I keep waiting for someone to come up to me and talk about knitting Clapotis, but so far, I think I'm the only one in my town that has. Boohoo. But luckily I get to read this thread and feel that you'all understandGrin


in a city centre department stores yarn section a woman passing me winked and said "knitty.com?"
I was grinning for the rest of the day!!
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« Reply #1353 on: February 21, 2007 08:52:41 AM »

Those are both so lovely Smiley I adore how almost cuddly the blueish one looks, and the yellow is so marvellously thin! Mine is very thick, being a much heavier yarn than recommended.. I adore how it feels and how it warms me up as a shawl, but if I'd try wrapping it around my neck it'd cover my entire head. Roll Eyes I have to make another one, but I'm at a loss for what yarn I might one day afford... I forget the name of the one many of you have been using, which gives two-way stripes together with the dropped stitches... soft something? Anyway, I'll look it up once I get home... does that one turn out thin when wrapped up, and still wide enough to be a proper shawl? Huh (I have a thick neck, so even a little bulky can turn out very bulky on me)
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« Reply #1354 on: February 21, 2007 10:09:50 AM »

I keep waiting for someone to come up to me and talk about knitting Clapotis, but so far, I think I'm the only one in my town that has. Boohoo. But luckily I get to read this thread and feel that you'all understandGrin


in a city centre department stores yarn section a woman passing me winked and said "knitty.com?"
I was grinning for the rest of the day!!


i know the feeling! the first day i wore mine out i was an an LYS and the woman helping me said "wow! this is beautiful! did you make it?" i answered yes and said it was clapotis from knitty.com and she said "oh i know, i've seen the pattern. you did a fantastic job" i was grinning ear to ear the rest of the day!

it's the only unprompted comment i've gotten on it and i live in my clapotis!
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« Reply #1355 on: February 21, 2007 12:52:36 PM »

Gaaah Sockdiva that is beautiful! I love the yarn you've got lined up for the next one too.
All right, that's it, I'm making another Clap. That'll be my third. Yep.
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« Reply #1356 on: February 21, 2007 02:54:58 PM »

Another way to test a yarn for wearability is to knit a small swatch and tuck it in your bra for a bit.

I love the handpaintedyarn boucle clap! Lovely. I bet it's super soft too!

I'm considering making one out of Malabrigo. I have an almost uncontrolable urge to carry a skein of it around and smoosh my face in it all day long. Lol. I'd like to make a sweater from it but I can't afford enough of it for my size so a clap would be a good compromise, I think.
Once I pick up the last two skeins for my Lady E, I'll have a $25 credit at my LYS so I might pick the Malbrigo up with that. I hope they have enough in the colorway I want. Got my refund check from school today to I'm super tempted to make the hour and a half drive to get it tomorrow. ;P

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« Reply #1357 on: February 22, 2007 12:49:12 AM »

amalas: It'll be perfect for summer! Like a daisy and sunshine. :-)
aunt carrot: You MUST knit a third! ANd share the resutls, of course!
isisfae: How many Clapotis have you knit?  THe boucle was less than 3 skeins, at $7 a skein, and shipping, so around $26-$27.
meriellyn: It's not too soft, but heck, I can wear mohair and it won't bother me! Tried to give a boyfriend a hug once when I was dressed and leaving with my big mohair sweater on, and he was shirtless; boy, did he recoil when it hit his skin! (snort; what a baby. ex-boyfriend, by the way)  Roll Eyes  Ooh, I love Malabrigo. I haven't knit anything from it, but a friend gave me a piece to fondle. Wow. Soft stuff!! Isn't that the same company as handpaintedyarn.com, only they sell the Malabrigo through retail stores, and not their site? I could be wrong....

Back to my needles!!

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« Reply #1358 on: February 22, 2007 06:15:09 AM »


isisfae: How many Clapotis have you knit?  THe boucle was less than 3 skeins, at $7 a skein, and shipping, so around $26-$27.

just one so far... thinking of making another out of some cotton i've had in my stash since last summer. i'm thinking a cotton one would be great for the summer as summers here can be cool.

and $26--27 after shipping? not bad at all! i spent about $18 on the yarn for mine ($6 a skein, used 3 skeins, no shipping as i got it from a brick & mortar store) i'll have to look into getting that yarn! thanks!

one question... is it itchy? i hate when yarn is itchy. my clapotis is a wool/acrylic blend and it's itchy :-(
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« Reply #1359 on: February 22, 2007 09:58:45 AM »

Ooh, I love Malabrigo. I haven't knit anything from it, but a friend gave me a piece to fondle. Wow. Soft stuff!! Isn't that the same company as handpaintedyarn.com, only they sell the Malabrigo through retail stores, and not their site? I could be wrong....

Yup, it's supposed to be the same company. I have two skeins I haven't knit up yet because I can't find the right pattern for them. One has been my pet for the past few months. It's so so so soft! I want to replace my bed with a big mound of it. Hehe. Wink

BTW, you're so lucky to have tough skin. Just *thinking* about mohair makes my skin scream! I do have a ball of KidSilk I'm gonna test out though. Maybe I can tolerate it. So pretty.
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