Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Clapotis Deux is a winner!

Congratulations Flitter Knitter!

Claptois Deux

Team USA weren't the only Olympians to set records during the 2010 Winter Olympics. I did, too! I went for the gold in the Ravelympics Short Track Shawl Event. I crossed the finish line in record time setting a "personal best" for me!

My Ravelympics record:

Team: Yarn Sac Near & Far

Event: Short Track Shawl

Project: Clapotis Deux

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb, color Tahoe

Finish Time: February 17, 2010 1:00 AM PST

Lorna's Laces
Lion & Lamb color "Tahoe"

The Clapotis, Designer Kate Gilbert's fabulous Parisian inspired scarf shawl. In researching whether to soak and block my finished Clapotis, I discovered this information:

Clapotis: In my vintage French dictionary it means rippling.

The Pattern: Published on in the fall 2004 issue. To date over 14,000 Clapotis projects are posted on Ravelry.

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!


cindi said...

Yay you! It's gorgeous. I hope you reach your dream of wearing it in Paris.

Lisette said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your other blog and wanted to say I like your name! Is it your full name or a nickname?