Silk clapotis done!

I finished my silk clapotis last night! It is wonderful and the drape is beautiful. Here I am in it.

funny woman with blue wrap

Here it is draped over a chair:

blue clapotis draped over chair

The ‘ripples’ on the reverse show up even better in silk:

clapotis draped over chair

detail of above

I only just had enough yarn. I thought four 4oz skeins would be plenty, but this is all I had left:

scraps of blue silk yarn

Thank you for all your suggestions about what to do with my rust hanging. If anyone reads this and has any ideas, more are still welcome! I will post a photo when I have finally decided on a solution.

I don’t know if it is just me, but if I am watching tv or listening to something on the radio while I am working on something, it becomes forever associated with that thing. For instance, this clapotis will in future make me think of Springwatch and all the gorgeous fledglings I was watching for the 3 weeks it was on, while I was knitting it. When I was sewing this orange and green quilt, I was listening to an interview with a woman who was cared for by wolves as a child during the Second World War and now whenever I see it, it reminds me of it. Does anyone else find this?

8 Responses to Silk clapotis done!

  1. Aija 17th June 2006 at 6:37 pm #


  2. Emma 17th June 2006 at 8:41 pm #

    Wow, the Clapotis is gorgeous! I love the pale blues in it; it just looks beautiful.

  3. Dorothy 18th June 2006 at 12:25 pm #

    Love it Liz.
    I think even I could wear a one of these… but I couldn’t knit anything that big.
    Well done you.

  4. Debbie 18th June 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    What a fantastic job, Liz, well done! The silk does show the pattern nicely.

    I know what you mean by forever associating the knittied object with the “time and space” you were in when making it. I find everytime I pick up my knitting I remember what I was watching on TV, or where I was while knitting. I’m finishing a lace shawl right now and most of it was knit at my daughter’s house in New Hamnpshire durring torential rains and flooding (not her house, fortunately). That will always be my “flood shawl” 😉

    Thanks for sharing the photo’s with us.

  5. Rebecca Fisher 18th June 2006 at 4:43 pm #

    That is beautiful – one of the prettiest I’ve seen (and thanks for modeling it – it’s nice to see it worn rather than just draped on something)

  6. jenny 19th June 2006 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi Liz, What a wonderful garment, I guess it is wonderfully soft – now I know what a Clapotis is!!

  7. Dee Johnson 19th June 2006 at 1:55 pm #

    Yes, I do. Everytime I sit and handquilt for an extended time, I think of Goodwill Hunting, a movie I was looking at as I handquilted one of lthe first quilts I did by hand. For a long time, I kept thinking I was koo Koo because that movie kept popping into my head when I handquilted. Reading back through an old journal, I saw where I mentioned the quilting and the movie I’d watched as I was beginning it.

  8. Carol 21st June 2006 at 3:17 pm #

    This is lovely Liz, I have never heard of a Clapotis, but now I will know in future, it must have taken ages to knit