Baby, it’s cold outside. Like the highs in Atlanta are 30s and 40s and my desires to be warm are definitely higher than these low temps! But it also makes for the perfect weather to make the new Cassidy Sweater designed by my friend Kelly Stevens for Petite Stitchery.
The Cassidy Sweater
I’ve seen sweaters like this all over Pinterest (my fave place to go for style inspiration) and was just waiting for someone to come out with a pattern so that I could make it for myself. And then Kelly did it. I was so excited when she showed me the pre-test photos that I had to pull out my fabric to be ready when test time came!
Petite Stitchery uses no trim pages which makes for easy assembly. There’s only 4 pattern pieces which meant it was going to be easy–so I thought. I’ve never made one of those knotted shirts so this was something completely new for me. And honestly, it was hard. For some reason I couldn’t wrap my mind around how to make the knot but once I got it, it was super easy.
This sweater is literally all the rave right now. Because it has dolman-like sleeves, I think it’s best worn with a bottom that is closer cut to the body like a pencil skirt or skinny jeans. It comes in 2 lengths–shirt and tunic–so it can have different feels depending on your own style. As I’m getting my post-baby body in check, I’m loving these looser tunics that are hiding my trouble areas. Best part: it can be worn both ways!Home
Because of the looser style, you’ll need between 2-3 years. I recommend using a more stable knit (think liverpool, French Terry, double knits) so that it doesn’t get stretched out. I used a material that’s normally used for sweatpants. It has about 15-25% stretch but I love it.
I give this pattern a 4 out of 5 needles because of difficulty and time for construction.
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