UPDATED 4/22/12 to be 100% crochet-free, pdf'ed, and to include two drop-stitch versions.
Designed by Anna Peck-Maliszewski
NEW!!! Watch the video tutorial!
ERRATA: there is an error in the pdf, and it can't be retyped because my harddrive is dead, so please write in what I left out:
(use this pattern after all of the stockinette)
2 Dropped stitches laddering:
BO2, drop 2 sts, (CO1, PSSO)-5X, BO3 until the last 5 sts; Drop 2, (CO1, PSSO-3X), BO3.
1 dropped stitch laddering:
BO2, drop 1 st, (CO1, PSSO)-3X, BO3 until the last 4 sts; Drop 1, (CO1, PSSO-3X), BO3.
This pattern originated from my desperation to have something a little warmer on me for a upcoming October wedding (a few days away). I decided that an easy (almost-can't-screw-it-up) shawl pattern was in order, and that even though the pattern should be easy...it should still have some pizazz. The eye-catching drop-stitches in the clapotis came to mind, and I thought to myself, "Self. Do you really need to fiddle with all of those increases and such to get the same effect?" The answer was "Not really." And presto-chango, the "dummy clap" was born. The instructions are minimal, yet the result: satisfying.
Watch the video tutorial of this pattern!!
Yarn: 500 yds (1.5 skeins) of Caron Simply Soft yarn (or anything soft in a worsted weight. Wool will work best though for blocking purposes). Colorway is seen in "Violet 9611."
Needles: Size 10 US straights or circular needles
Gauge: approx. 5 sts=1'' 6 rows=1'' Original Dimensions: 26X65 inches flat on floor.
Abbreviations: k=knit p=purl yds=yards sts=stitch Bo=bind off CO=cast on
This pattern was given to you for free by Anna Peck-Maliszewski at www.knitting-up-a-storm.blogspot.com. Do not reproduce to sell this pattern or it's finished products. If you have any questions, email me at: email@example.com.