Friday, January 26, 2007

Three Clapotii

How do you pluralize Clapotis?

The Purple One

Today I finished my third (and final) one. Stats: 5 1/2 skeins Koigu KPPM, size 5 needles. Finished size 74 X 17 inches.

The Green One

I made this in fall of 2005. Stats: Knitpicks Gossamer in Leprechaun. Don't remember how much I used or the needle size, but I doubled the yarn (it's a laceweight). Finished size: 72 X 15".

The Light Blue One

I made this in summer of 2005. Stats: Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb (as called for in the pattern), 4 skeins. Size 8 needles. Finished size 49 X 18".

I really don't like the light blue one because it's too wide and short. I made the next two longer. I did not change the pattern at all, did not leave out any repeats, I made mine narrower by using smaller gauge yarns. The drape of the green one is wonderful and I was attempting to replicate it with the purple one.

I am so glad to be finished with this. I started right before Christmas, so it took me over a month, with a small dishcloth knitting break. I like the finished product, but it's a boring knit, particularly if you have made it twice before.

3 Comments:

Blogger vickibarkley said...

I think clapotii would be plural. But, what exactly is a clapotis? I know a clafouti is a French rustic tart. From your pix, they don't quite seem like apparel, yet also not some kind of kitchen cozy.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Vicki, I think the pattern says it's a French word for waves, because the drop stitches viewed from the back side (purl side) of the work have a wavy texture, ripply like wind over water.

10:20 AM  
Blogger vickibarkley said...

Are those sleeves? What kind of garment is that?

9:35 PM  

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