Brrr…It’s Winter

ClapcloseAnd the clapper is done!  Oh yeah…just in time to give away for Christmas.  It’s so lovely and useful.  You can use it as a tree skirt or as a mantle swag.  You can wear it while eating fruitcake* or just as a scarf for warmth.  What’s that, you want details…

Clapper specs:

Pattern:  Kate Gilbert, Clapotis, Knitty, Fall 2004

Yarn:  Morehouse Merino Laceweight, I’m guessing I used the equivalent of about 3 skeins

Needles:  Size 5 (which is about a 7 to "normal" tension knitters)

This turned out to be a great, sproingy scarf to replace a well used one I’d knit for a friend a few years ago.  For those who want to make a scarf type item, rather than a bigger shawl type scarf–GO FOR IT!  Using the smaller laceweight yarn makes a great sized scarf and you don’t even need to change the pattern.  I knit it as is and it worked out great.  It’s a fun, portable little project…of course now I’m making one for ME in sportweight wool/silk periwinkle.  Yeah!

*NOTE:  The fruitcake is delicious–what the photo doesn’t show is me devouring half the loaf…that would have been to much sharing.

12 responses

  1. Looks great! I had been mulling over what the pattern might look like in a lighter weight yarn. thanks for the tips on making it more of a “scarf type” scarf. I, too, think you looked a little worried about your fruitcake there. 😉

  2. beautiful! those colors are just amazing. i may have to get my hands on that yarn. thanks for the link. and your suggested uses for the clapotis are very cute.

  3. i had the same thought as claudia. mine was “is that fruitcake actually touching your lips? are you allergic to it?” 🙂
    i feel that i will never finish this clapper and i’ve only got 4 or 5 dropped lines at this point!

  4. That fruitcake looks……um…..deLICious. And you look like you’re ENJOYING it and are LOOKING SO FORWARD to the next bite. Good thing you have your clapper to keep you warm.

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