Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Clapotis for my Grandma

Ever since I discovered the world of knitting blogs and knitty.com, I wanted to knit the Clapotis. When my friend S went to New York for a business trip, I sent her off with a long list of Lorna's Laces colorways that I liked, but purl didn't carry any of them in Lion and Lamb. After visits to Yuzawaya and Okadaya, I always came home disappointed that they didn't carry similar, silk 50%/wool 50% blends in variegated colors.
One day, I found a similar yarn at Okadaya that wasn't a variegated colorway, but had some sparkly silver in the yarn. The Diacouture Silklame is silk 40%/wool 58%/polyesther 2% with a gauge of 21-22 stitches per 10 cm. I figured that was close enough. I had also wanted to knit something for my grandmother, and decided this was my chance to try out the Clapotis pattern.
I LOVE knitting this. Dropping the stitches is fun to do. I knit this in Tokyo, Dublin, and Paris this summer. I will definitely knit this pattern again!!

2 Comments:

Blogger mãenuela said...

i like your shawl! my english is not very good... so , can you please tell me what capotis means?
i will try to do this point.keep on working, and blogging.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous padme said...

didn't know you were back! shawl looks great. grandma will love it.

10:44 AM  

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