What Is a Clapotis anyway?
Clapotis is a wildly popular pattern published in the Fall, 2004, issue of Knitty. When I started this lens back in 2006, I had just started my first Clapotis. I have since made two more and have to restrain myself from casting on for another--something about this pattern is irresistible.
In case you've wondered, the correct pronunciation is "Clap-o-tee".
According to Merriam-Webster, clapotis is defined as a standing wave pattern caused by water lapping against a barrier.
Pattern Links for Clapotis
Tips and Hints
Learn from experienced Clapotis knitters.
- Project Notes Â» Clapotis
The page is a very well-done primer on getting started on Clapotis. Included are yarn substitution ideas, thoughts on yarn quantities and variations on the dropped stitch technique.
- Liquidgirl's Clapotis Details
Learn how this knitter made a Clapotis from a single, large skein of sock yarn.
- Needles on Fire: Clapotis Tips
This short post from designer Kate Gilbert give 3 tips for Clapotis.
- The Knitty Coffeeshop
Clapotis generates so many questions that a special message board post contain links to many other helpful postings. KnittyBoard account login is required.
Answer a Quick Poll Question
Have You Knit a Clapotis?
Related Clapotis Links
- Twist Collective
Kate Gilbert is now Editor-In-Chief of Twist Collective. This online knitting magazine offers patterns for sale and articles from a variety of designers and authors.
Listen to an interview with designer Kate Gilbert.
- Kate Gilbert Knitting Patterns
Kate Gilbert's site with links to many of her older patterns.
Have you made 1, or more? What is your favorite yarn to use for this pattern? Have you tried a smaller or larger version? I'd love to hear your thoughts!