As of today, according to Ravelry, there are 12,722 Clapotis roaming in the knitting wilds. It is currently listed as the pattern with the most projects. So I had to see what all the fuss was about and I have to say that I get it. I knit this back in August and I’m pretty sure I’ll end up making a few more. It’s a super fun and fast pattern to knit. Who doesn’t love dropping stitches on purpose and watching them ladder down knowing that it’s actually OK. Not to mention that it’s a highly adaptable pattern. Make it smaller or bigger depending on the amount of yarn you have. Use any gauge yarn. And best of all, it’s a rare pattern that works well with the wildest variegated yarns. And I had this seriously crazy variegated yarn from Araucania (Ranco Multy-fingering weight) which I loved and scored on sale but then couldn’t figure out what to use it for. This is a win-win any way you look at it!
Clapotis pattern free from Knitty.com
1 skein Araucania Ranco Multy (376 yards) in color 301 (used all but a few yards)
U.S. size 6 needles (KnitPicks Options)
Blocked to 9″ x 70″