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I want to knit clapotis for my mil for her b-day, but don't want something that will take forever or that I can't knit while nursing. What has your experience been? Thanks!<br>
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I started knitting less than a year ago & consider myself an intermediate knitter. I made a clapotis in less than 2 weeks. I thought it was extraordinarily easy & I thoroughly enjoyed knitting it.... I'd love to make more of them.<br><br>
I'd say go for it.<br><br>
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Naw, it's no big deal. Some common antibiotics will clear it right up.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Sorry, I couldn't resist being a smartass. I'm a beginner knitter and have no idea what clapotis is. Forgive me.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Naw, it's no big deal. Some common antibiotics will clear it right up.</div>
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Ah, Candace is being fiesty today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Back to lurking, I was curious about the clapotis difficulty myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Oh yeah ... suppose I should also add, for Candace <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">, that the clap(otis) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> is a <a href="http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html" target="_blank">really lovely shawl pattern from knitty</a>. I'm planning one myself for my twin sis' birthday present. Should be fun!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I asked my aunt if she had ever heard of one or made one and she thought it was a v.d. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I think I read somewhere it is pronounced clap-o-tee. Sounds a little better...maybe.
 

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Thanks Mamas! Does anyone want to suggest a yarn to make it with. There is no way I can spend $30 on one skein. I like my MIL, but not that much!
 

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There's a yahoo group devoted entirely to the pattern at<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Clapotisknitalong2005/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Clapotisknitalong2005/</a><br><br>
If you join, you'll see in the database section all of the different yarns that people have used. I used some hemp/wool blend that I koolaid dyed for a lovely (IMO) purple/heathered look. I was in Baltimore a few days ago & ran into a woman who had made hers with Malabrigo. There are even folks in that group that have used Red Heart. LOL! Pretty much anything goes....<br><br>
I want to make another, slightly smaller, one from a handpainted merino. That Malabrigo one that I petted in Baltimore was sooooo soft. (insert drooling smiley here...)
 

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I've made Clapotis three times now, I love it! It's not difficult at all. I made one with Knitpicks Sock Landscapes and one with Knitpicks Andean Silk.
 

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I am working on my first clapotis now. Not at all difficult. I'm using this <a href="http://www.recycledsilk.com/velvet.html" target="_blank">velvet viscose</a> yarn in the Indigo colorway. Very beautiful so far!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am working on my first clapotis now. Not at all difficult. I'm using this <a href="http://www.recycledsilk.com/velvet.html" target="_blank">velvet viscose</a> yarn in the Indigo colorway. Very beautiful so far!</div>
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oooh - that IS pretty...<br><br>
I want to do one with Knitpicks Shimmer.
 

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I think the clapotis is pretty easy. And I had fun dropping the stitches--at least, once I got past the OMG-you mean I'm really supposed to let it fall-and not try to frantically catch it before it slips down-panic.<br><br>
I made mine out of KnitPicks Andean Silk. So soft and warm!
 

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Would it work with this?<br><a href="http://www.hipknits.co.uk/aransilk.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hipknits.co.uk/aransilk.htm</a><br><br>
If not, hipknits is stocking malabrigo as well...
 

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I just started mine tonight! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Pics in my blog...<br><br>
Thanks for the link to that Yahoo group, I'll have to check out their files!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Would it work with this?<br><a href="http://www.hipknits.co.uk/aransilk.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hipknits.co.uk/aransilk.htm</a><br><br>
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I think that would make a gorgeous clapotis! I am drooling all over the Terracotta color!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool">
 
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