Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Mini-clapotis to come...

I'm so excited to have found other knitters who *still* haven't knit a clapotis, yet want to! Must cast on, must cast on, must cast on...

(I'm doing [scratch that, planning] a mini-clap in blue sky alpaca silk in black (I'm not a vareigated gal). Will post pics when, well, umm, I guess when there's something to see besides two hanks and some needles sitting next to them!)


Blogger Liz said...

Nothin' wrong with two hanks and needles! More yarn pr0n is never a bad thing. In fact, my computer desktop background at work is a close-up of the yarn I'm using now. (OK, I cannot believe I just admitted that).

8:36 PM  
Blogger carolyn said...

Everything starts off as yarn and needles! Can't wait to see how you transform that alpaca silk!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Hi Smokey! Can you and anyone else share with me at some point how you adapt the pattern to make a scarf sized Clap?

I look forward to seeing your progress. And I totally agree with Liz, there's nothing wrong with a little yarn p0rn :)

8:25 AM  
Blogger smokey said...

Jerry & maxy--

Well, haven't adapted it yet, but I'm happy to share my plans...

One is that in the original clapotis instructions:

Kate Gilbert actually provides instructions for how to do a mini clap. They're conveniently hidden in the section labeled "Finishing". The other places I've seen instructions for how to do this is at They've got a section called free patterns (or some such) that you can only get to when you logon to your account. I created an account (no cost) all to get to those instructions (and then ended up buying the yarn from them!).

Both sets of instructions start the same (you do the 'set up' rows per the regular clapotis), so I figured I would at least get that started and see how it felt, then decide which set to follow for the mini.



12:32 PM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Very helpful, Smokey, thanks!!!!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Hiya smokey! Have 2 yarns to pick and needles ready...I am making the mini version too. Are you making scarf sized or a little bigger? Zknitter

7:42 PM  
Blogger smokey said...


I'm struggling with that issue right now. I think i would like to make a slightly-bigger-than-scarf-sized one. however, I have almost exactly 300yards of yarn, so I'm not sure I have enough.

I decided to base my decision on:

1. How much yarn was absorbed by my set up rows and

2. How I thought it looked at that point.

If push comes to shove and I decide I want something that will require more yarn, I can contact the vendor formerly known as knit pixie (giggle snort) and try to get another skein of the same dye lot out of them.

What's your plan?


6:22 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

well it was gonna be the silk garden until I saw the brooks 4play in picante that I swapped for. I have 3 skeins of it, and it is supposed to be about 200 something per skein. So if I used that I am very sure I will have enough for my mini clap. If I use the SG...I only have 4 that might get used for a hat and my so called scarf....

8:45 AM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...


BF 4play is 270 yds per skein. You'll have plenty!!!!!! Lucky lady!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

I am so JEALOUS of everyone who is doing clapotis. Since this pattern came out, I've been SEARCHING ENDLESSLY for a yarn I want to make it in. This is what, a YEAR of nothing but perfectionism and indecisiveness in my way!!! I'm determined to start....but still no yarn. I think that I want to do it in cashmere....I think. So maybe I should just tell myself that the fiber is NOW selected and I only need a color....then order it, cast on and do it.

I'm going to be the one here in 2007 still lamenting over yarn choice for clapotis. Hopefully there will still be someone here for KAL on her.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

JUST PICK A FIBER AND A COLOR, JEANETTE!!!! You can always make another one :-).

6:31 PM  

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