It’s a lovely cardi. You can wear it with or without belt depending on how “free” you want to feel.
I skipped the lace on the back, due to my laziness plus a very aggressive case of cold I was enduring the whole time. If I knit Cassis again, promise I will add the lovely lace panels.
I also skipped the decrease on the sleeves.
It’s a gorgeous sunny morning and Sarah loves to model for me again.
I alternated the skeins this time, not too lazy after all.
It sounds weird, but I did alternate 2 skeins of yarn every two rows right on the middle of the back, after decided not to add the lace panels. In fact, this extra spinal thread helps to keep the back of this cardi straight.
For Cassis is a draped cardigan, in my opinion, it’s nicer to have the two fronts clean and neat and in good symmetry.
From the armholes down, there are 16” of st st rows + 2” of k1,p1 rib st rows.
For the sleeves, I picked up 4 more stitches to avoid holes, it’s 62 stitches in total for each sleeve. I knit 7 rows of st st, than 11 rows of k1, p1 rib st.
I washed it with SOAK, then lay it flat to dry, and finished with a light steam blocking.
I think Cassis looks good in any colorway and in any yarn weight from fingering to chunky. I love this design so much. It’s a joy to knit and it’s fun to wear. It looks so cute with leggings or skinny jeans with knee high boots. I imagine a fingering weight merino/silk yarn for a loose gauge and more draped Summer Cassis over a sundress or a pair of hot capri. I like the idea of just throwing on a cotton Cassis over a bikini, too, without worrying about buttons. The last idea is just plainly a thought, I stopped wearing bikini quite a while ago!