Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nearing the Finish

I'm making good progress on Clapotis this week.

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Brooks Farm Yarn Duet
55% Kid Mohair, 45% Fine Wool
Cinnamon Spice

I just completed the straight section, which consists of thirteen repeats of twelve rows, 107 stitches per row. Each repeat took me about an hour to knit, plus another ten minutes to completely unravel the dropped stitch ladder.

I thought the dropped stitches would unzip easily, but that's not the case with the yarn I'm using. It is necessary to pick the stitches apart one at a time, due to the fuzzy nature of mohair. I'm glad I decided to unravel as I go. It's a built in break between repeats, which gives my hands a rest. And, I don't have hours of unraveling hanging over my head at the end.

Now that I'm moving on the the decrease section, things should speed up a bit. Shorter rows and shorter ladders means I might even be finished by the end of the week!

14 comments:

  1. It's lovely and gives me hope that mine will be just as nice. I have only done the dropping part twice. I have had a few days where grading papers was the priority. I really need to win the lottery! I would much rather knitl.

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  2. Did you use one skein? Will you have enough? See, I have Duet and Primero in my stash and YOUR Clapotis is putting one in my near future. LOVE the color!

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  3. The color is gorgeous! I can't wait to see it finished! :)

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  4. Wow! And what a beautiful wrap you'll have when it's complete!

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  5. Beautiful. I left the unraveling to do at the end all at once. That is some sticky yarn, isn't it? Beautiful though.

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  6. What a nice wrap it will be for Easter! Nice going:~D

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  7. I've not knit a Clapotis, but one of these days! Your's is looking positively gorgeous!

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  8. It's looking great! Of corse, I love the color you chose. I can't wait to see the finished scarf.

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  9. It's looking beautiful! Worth the hard work, it looks like.

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  10. It's beautiful...but I must admit. I'm still in awe of your comment about it being near planting time where you live. My husband is out knocking 7 foot icicles off of our roof and still shovelling, we have an average of four foot banks all around our house...ick...I dream of spring!

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  11. Love it and that color will look great on you. The clapotis is my favorite scarf ever. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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  12. Ooh - it's so pretty and the color is fantastic!

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  13. Lovely color! I just cast on for a second clap this week - it starts to go pretty fast at the end there. Beautiful! Lydia

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  14. What a beautiful color you chose for your Clapotis!

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~Tracy