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Friday, April 14, 2006

kitty: Another Clapotis in blog world

Well, I have joined the ranks of the thousands of completed Clapotis in blog world. I think there are very few projects that really show off the beauty of hand dyed like Clapotis. I guess that's why so many have been knit.

MG and I were talking about it yesterday, and I have to agree with her. As a rule I think we are all drawn to multicolour hand dyed yarns and when blog world finds a pattern that really highlights the beauty of hand dyed yarns we all jump on it. Not all patterns are meant to be made with hand dyed. Clapotis and Grumperina's Jaywalkers are the exception and not the rule.

The Specs:
Pattern: Clapotis pattern that is free from Kate Gilbert
Yarn: 6 hanks hand dyed merino – around 1320 yards
Needles: Size US 2 Circular Addi Turbo
Size: 27" * 102"


  1. I do think you are right; I have tons of hand dye yarn that I adore as art. I just don't know what to do with it. Clapotis has always been tempting, but everyone knits it eventually. So that is a huge turn off for me.

    Wonder why there are not more good hand dye patterns. Just look at the patterns for Artyarns, they are horrible. The Noro patterns are not much better. Hmmmmm. Certainly something I know need to consider and ponder on now.

  2. Another lovely Clapotis in the world. Hooray!

  3. It looks huge, I can not believe you did it on 2's. That is just crazy.

    Its lovely!

  4. I'm normally not the biggest fan of clapotis, but yours is really quite lovely!