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


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 just one of many projects I will need to finish, donate, or frog.  You can find out what my final decision is in a future newsletter course I am preparing about WIP’s and UFO’s. Make sure you don’t miss the release of my WIP’s/UFO’s 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

Now, another clever designer, Merri Fromm, has brought us a pullover, Clafoutis,  that is knit from the top down with panels of Clapotis 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 them run.  How much knitting fun is that!

The pattern is for sizes XS to 6X.

Instead of a scarf, the Clafoutis, inspired by the 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 .  The pattern may also be found 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.