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Clapotis: In my vintage French dictionary it means rippling.
The Yarn: Kate Gilbert specified Lorna's Laces hand dyed Lion & Lamb yarn for the Clapotis. I chose this yarn for my second Clapotis. It is so lovely to knit with since it's a yummy blend of 50% silk & 50% wool. Everyone should knit a Clapotis in Lion & Lamb!
To Block or Not to Block: Kate Gilbert says "block if desired" but does not really recommend blocking. When the Clapotis is not blocked it has a much more rippled effect. I went ahead and soaked, pinned and then rolled mine to dry to keep it's drape. I must admit, it did loose that Clapotis (rippling) effect but I still love it!
I love my Clapotis Deux! My next goal now, is to get back to Paris and wear my Clapotis in Paris. I can't wait to take a photo wearing my Clapotis at a charming Parisian Cafe...just like the photographs from Kate Gilbert's Clapotis pattern!