Did you knit a clapotis? Then, checkout the clafoutis.

Did You Knit a Clapotis?

by Cheryl Moreo

My Clapotis is still a WIP or might be better classified as a UFO. The original scarf was knit on the bias, and you carefully dropped the stitches to make a pattern in the opposite direction. Alas, I never got to experience the excitement of dropping the stitches.

Clapotis – Knitty Image
My Calpotis in Progress

The knitting was enjoyable, so I don’t really know why it remained unfinished. According to my Ravelry Notebook, I started the scarf on August 6, 2010. Note the wrinkles from being stuffed in a bag and letting it age. This is one of many projects I must finish, donate, or frog. You can find my final decision in a future newsletter course I am preparing about WIPs and UFOs. Make sure you don’t miss the release of my WIP/UFOs course by subscribing to my newsletter and following my blog. You can signup on the links at the right of this blog.

Enter the Clapotis-inspired Clafoutis

Another clever designer, Merri Fromm, brought us a pullover, Clafoutis, knit from the top down with panels of Clapotis that were worked separately and attached for the bottom half. And, yes, it, too, has stitches you knit on the bias and, also, stitches you can drop and watch run. How much knitting fun is that?

Merri Fromm Knitty Image

The pattern is for sizes XS to 6X.

Instead of a scarf, the Clafoutis, inspired by Kate Gilbert’s Clapotis, is a  short-sleeved pullover that looks great over a tank top or a button-down shirt. Like the original, Clafoutis is a swingy, easy layer. Find Clafoutis, a free knitting pattern, at Clafoutis: Knitty.com – Spring + Summer 2018. You may also find the pattern on Ravelry.

How many of you knit the original scarf?

How many of you plan to knit the Clafoutis?

Be sure and leave your answers in the comment section below.

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