A few years ago I knit myself a gorgeous lace shawl made out of an equally gorgeous seasilk yarn.  It was my first real lace knitting and I found I loved the process.  However, I wasn’t a fan of the lace…in fact I’m still not convinced lace is my “look”, whatever the heck that might be.   So this lovely lace shawl sat for a long time in a drawer until I got up the nerve and ripped it all out.  It was no more.  And then I decided it would make a lovely clapotis.

I’ve knit many clapotis(es)? over the years, but only have one for me.  I love the drape, the more structured look and, most of all, the process of knitting it.  It’s got to be one of my favourite go-to patterns that just doesn’t let you down.

So now I have a new repurposed shawl.

And something very french to take on a very french holiday with my girls.

mais oui!

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9 thoughts on “repurposed

  1. Absolutely stunning!!! I agree, the clapotis stands out as one of the best patterns ever ~ and is a pleasure to wear ~ and may you wear it with great pleasure in gay Paree 😉

    PS Did you lighten your hair ~ looks beautiful!

  2. I’m more of a crocheter than a knitter but I have had the clapotis in my ravelry queue for ages. I just need to pluck up the courage to start.

    I love the colour you have chosen, beautiful. Have a great trip!

  3. I admire the nerve to rip such a beautiful shawl…but after seeing the clapotis, I think it was a perfect decision. That may be the prettiest clapotis I’ve seen…and it sure seems a perfect fit for Paris!

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