Design Spotlight: CASSIS

CASSIS is a new design I created using Woolfolk Yarn’s FÅR. This yarn is one of my new favorites. The words soft and cozy don’t quite do this yarn justice. On a softness scale of 1 – 10, I give it an 11. The chainette construction makes it light and airy and an extreme pleasure to wear against your skin. I’m not sure that 100% cashmere feels any more like cashmere than FÅR does.

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I wanted to create a piece that showcased the characteristics of this yarn. A somewhat basic pullover, a bit fitted but with a little extra room at the hip for ease of movement. CASSIS is worked in the round from the bottom up, starting with a waste yarn tubular cast-on (my new FAVORITE ribbing cast-on). This cast-on has definitely elevated my ribbing game, giving it a professional appearance with its rounded edge. The ribbing then easily transitions into a slipped stitch broken rib that is worked at the deep hem, cuffs and collar.

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The body is divided at the armholes and worked flat to the shoulders. The shoulders are shaped using German Short Rows and joined using a 3-Needle Bind-Off, giving the shoulders a professional, smooth finish. The collar is picked up and worked in the round in the same ribbing as the hem and cuffs and finished with a tubular bind-off that matches the cast-on perfectly. The sleeves are worked flat, then set in and seamed. All techniques are written out in detail in the pattern. You can find the pattern here: CASSIS

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As always, thank you for following along on my journey. I greatly appreciate your support!

Happy knitting from me and Bentley.

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3 Comments

  1. Your patterns are exquisite – elegantly simple but with such great attention to detail and finishing. Can’t wait to knit this one … in the new year!

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