Sunday, October 10, 2004

The evolution of Clapotis.

I was cruising along on Clapotis when I decided that I really didn't like the way it was curling. Cara Mia is an acrylic yarn, so I knew blocking wasn't much of an option. Here is a view with a 3-point-hold-down-the-corners operation.

This WAS Clapotis...
It just wasn't what I was envisioning. So I ripped it all out. And stupidly, I did not wind the yarn as I frogged... A HUGE freaking knot ensued. After much frustration, I got it all sorted out.

Then THIS was Clapotis...

I have started anew and have made major modifications to the pattern. I'm writing the modifications as I go so they can be posted when I finish. I'm removing the dropped stitches and replacing them with a cabled panel. I love the diagonal construction of the scarf, so I'm attempting to make this work... We will see how it all goes. So far so good.

Finally, this IS the new Cabled Variation of Clapotis.

That last picture is a decent representation of the color. It's a bit more muted in real life. But hopefully this will turn out well. I'm swamped with school work, visiting friends (Hi Rach!), and interviews (eep!), so knitting (and this blog) gets pushed to the wayside. I wish I had all the time in the world to knit. But I have amino acids to memorize and extraction problems to solve. At least the leaves are gorgeous and the air is crip as I walk around campus! I fall!


Anonymous said...

Manda, I don't know if that qualifies as a Clpotis anymore! (teehee) you prro thing, I shoudl have saved you. The curling is part of what's cool about how the scarf wears.
Try it again sometime when you have a cool handpainted yarn you don't know what to do with!

Manda said...

Hi Julia,
Yes, I know it's not really Clapotis anymore. You can take me off the knit-along if you'd like. BUT! I really want to knit Clapotis; the pattern was awesome. I just need a better yarn for it. This yarn just wasn't right. I need some lovely handpainted goodness! Time to go yarn shopping! YAY!

Lisa said...

Manda, I *really* like the cabled version of un-Clapotis! I can't wait to see more. (Sorry this comment is late; somehow I missed your post before.) :)

Good luck with the interviews!

Anonymous said...

oooh! i really like what you're doing with clapotis. i just cast on last night and am really enjoying the pattern. i look forward to seeing progress photos of clapotis.

Pam said...

Love your clapotis-cabled version. I wasn't going to make one, but your version is making me change my mind. Please post your mods when you get the time. I remember what college was like....lots of studying.

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