Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The "Dummy Clap" Shawl (KUAS original pattern)

Good morning, everyone! Here is the first set of exciting news coming up...I have completely revised my second most popular free pattern, the "Dummy Clap Shawl" pattern AND video tutorial, and it still being offered for free by yours truly. Lucky ducks.

The 2015 Revised "Dummy Clap Shawl" Pattern

ABOUT THE PATTERN
This pattern was originally inspired by the infamous “Clapoltis” shawl that has diagonal laddering of dropped stitches. It’s a fabulous pattern, but is a little instructionally-intimidating, so in 2008 I came up with a mock-up pattern with a similar effect. The laddering doesn’t slant on a diagonal, but this pattern has minimal instructions with a close-to-same look with instructions so easy you can practically knit it hanging from a tree upside-down while munching on pizza in the dark. If that’s your thing.

Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft Heather
: Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) 
5sts and 6row=1''
: US10 straight or circular
: approx 500yds
Blocked dimensions: 25x55 (you can choose your own width & length though)


PATTERN ABBREVIATIONS:
St(s)=stitch(es)
BO3=bind off 3 sts
CO1=cast on 1 st
PSSO=pass 2nd st over
RS=right side of work

Stockinette stitch: Knit across on the right side, purl across the wrong side of work.


Pattern published and copyrighted 2008-2015 by Anna Maliszewski.
This pattern was given to you for free by Anna 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: knittingupastorm@gmail.com.

41 comments:

Sarah said...

Thank you! Now I can make one of my very own:)

Jewel said...

Very nice!

Jewel said...

Very nice!

ponyknit said...

Love it!

Sarah said...

You've been tagged! Come see for what on my blog:)

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

Oh no, sarah...I can't see your blog because it says your profile isn't open to the public. I think you have to enable it first. What's the link to your blog?

anneland22 said...

This is awesome. I am making a smart clap but could easily see myself making many more dumb ones ;). Thank you for sharing!

Laura said...

this looks beautiful! i would love to make it but how do you get the dropped stitch look without actually dropping stitches if it's all stockinette? am i missing something with just the 2 body rows?

thanks for sharing!

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

Thanks Laura!

In the "bind-off" section, there is instructions to "bind-off three, drop 2." I hope that helps. :)

gypsyknits said...

Thank you. I didn't like fiddling with those increases either and have started and frogged 3 claps so far.
This one will minimize time and I may just actually get one finished:)

Little Ol' Liz said...

Congrats on being featured in today's Daily Chum! Your design is right on the mark for this newbie knitter :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

TWO DAYS? I'm in awe... Linking!

primdollie said...

this is sensational I love it and will be making one for my son's GF!! and ME too likely not till after Christmas though!! thanks for sharing! Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern. I heard about it on a podcast recently. I am on my second attempt with the "Clapotis" but I need something a little easier for a current project.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how this works. K1 TBL means to knit through the back loop. That doesn't create the ladder effect. I tried wrapping yarn on the needle twice to no effect. How do you create the ladder effect every fourth stitch?
Isn't the crocheting just to finish the edges (shorter sides)? I don't see how that helps create the ladder.
Sam

Zoe said...

This is lovely. I have been looking for something to use as a quick wrap while in church. They haven't figured out how to adjust the AC yet. THANK YOU.

knittingdragonflies said...

Cool, thank you! I was looking for something easy but pretty for my MIL.
Thanks loads
Vicki

Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful shawl, I'm really keen to make one for a friend who is getting married in February. One thing I don't understand though is how you stop your cast on edge unravelling when you drop all your stitches? I did a test square and my bind off edge looks nice and neat but my cast on edge is a big loopy mess! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You say "chained cast-on" in your instructions. I take that to mean a crochet chain provisional CO. Is that the one you used? If not, what CO did you use?

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

That's correct. :)

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purrlgurrl said...

I'm thinking of making this shawl for my niece to wear at her wedding. However, I don't like the "roll factor" of stockinette. I'm thinking of doing it in garter in lace weight yarn. Can anyone think of a reason why it wouldn't work in garter?

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

I've never tried it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. :) Do a small swatch though, to make sure that's the texture you want.
-Anna

Susie B said...

Have started the dummy clap shawl. Should I be concerned about the roll factor. I take it the roll disappears when you drop the stitches.?

Anonymous said...

I just love the look, but I too do not understand the instructions. How do you get this look with the stockinette stitch? Thank you.

ali said...

I loved this look and thought it would be a really pretty gift....or one to keep for myself. EXCEPT, for the life of me, I can't figure out the pattern ! I must be missing something smack in front of me...and I have been a knitter (and crocheter)for years. Right now I am feeling really like a dummy!

novicecrafter said...

This looks lovely! The whole shawl is knit in one block of stockinette stitch, then when you cast off, you are casting off 3sts then dropping 2x stiches and you unravel them down to the cast on edge giving that lovely ladder effect. I am going to do this shawl in a finer yarn on the knitting machine. Thank you for the wonderful design.

Holly said...

To those struggling to understand how the ladder is created out of stockiette stitch, it's created during binding off, when the stitches are dropped. You can then work the dropped stitches down the lenth of the shawl.

ali said...

Thanks Holly,
I THINK I get it now......just a slow learner and getting old!!!
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Anonymous said...

I think I understand the pattern, and I am very excited to give it a try. Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

I guess I am a dummy, can't figure this out even with reading all the comments

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Irene Pilgrim said...

I just love this shawl. Not only because it's easy, but looks just great. Very elegant. I'm going to knit one for my daughter-in-law's mother! I know she'll love it also!! Thanks for posting it!!
Irene

Bethys M2 said...

Once I looked at the close up and realizex the you are droping stiches stright the pattern made perfect sense. Very pretty.

Kim said...

Once you drop the stitches do you just then pick up and bind off the other end? How did you finish off the provisional end?

Tarah said...

I think I've seen one of these shawls made out of lace in a book full of lace knitting patterns. Looks like a great pattern.

byndi Frazier said...

I just finished my shawl and it turned out beautiful. I had to watch the tutorial video at the end, but it was so easy. Will definitely be making more of these.

Deb said...

I've got 3 different colorways that were just waiting for something like this. We've been on the road a lot and I always like to have something to work on. This fits the bill perfectly - especially if it's worked on round needles, as hubby freaks out when I knit in the car with full sized needles - he thinks they are dangerous!

Katia Ribeiro Acessórios said...

Maravilhoso, parabéns!

Kstia Ribeiro
www.katiaribeiro27.blogspot.com