Friday, February 24, 2006

C'est finis!

I think that's right. It's been a while since I took French. Anyway, here it is being modeled by the lovely Lily Brown Bear.

The specs:
Clapotis from Knitty
Yarn: Laceweight Peppermint Stick from The Fiber Denn, less than 880 yards. (I'll measure the yarn I have left, but if I had to guess, probably about 80 yards are left over.)
Changes: The pattern calls for worsted weight, but works really well with laceweight. (EDIT: I also used a smaller needle - a size 5 instead of the size 8 called for.) I simply added more repeats until it was about the width I wanted and I knit until to the length I wanted and started the decreases. It has a nice drape. I might lightly block it at some point, but it seems fine as is right now. I'm very happy with the way it highlights the handpainted yarn.


Anonymous heather said...

Ooh! It's gorgeous! I love the color you chose also, very pretty!
I like your version best, it's more wearable if you don't like shawls.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Gorgeous!! I was wondering about using laceweight for it... and now I know.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

very pretty! i love it!

1:09 PM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

I love it!!!! I'm looking for the right now for mine. Do you recommend laceweight? That color is so pretty.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

It looks great, the bear looks mighty warm!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I really like the way it looks in laceweight, with the narrower drop stitch columns.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Soooo pretty! Great yarn choice, great spokesmodel :)

4:29 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Your Clapotis is GORGEOUS!!! That handpainted colorway is so beautiful and really works well with the pattern. I'm so happy to see your laceweight Clapotis... now I have the confidence to tackle one later in laceweight, too. Thanks for the tip on needle sizes... beautiful, beautiful job! Take care and have a great weekend, Alison! :-)

4:49 PM  
Blogger Desiknitter said...

Lovely! You've actually persuaded me to use the laceweight handpainted I got sometime back for this pattern. the colour is so soft and gorgeous.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Angel said...

It looks really nice- and I bet it must be nice and lightweight too- my Clapotis was knit in heavy-worsted wool, so its very heavy and warm...

9:58 PM  
Blogger LadyV said...


The model is a sweetie...I love teddy bears :-)

5:14 PM  
Blogger Pugknits said...

it is so lovely! and the model makes it look so much sweeter.


1:57 PM  
Blogger Octopus Knits said...

Very nice -- I love your clapotis in laceweight! Gorgeous color(s)! Thanks for mentioning it to me.

4:56 PM  

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