It’s not usual that I make a prototype first but this time I did. I still don’t have photos of the prototype-cardi although I’ve been wearing it a lot. Thanks to the prototype I realized that Drop-stitch pattern looks so much better with twisted stitches that I made that change to the actual pattern. And I love it, twisted stitches open up the pattern and make it look neater.
I recommend wearing it with no ease or even a bit of negative ease. This way the Drop-stitch pattern opens up beautifully and looks as it should. And I love the yarn, Filatura di Crosa Zara. I’ve worked with it before and it’s just perfect.
Submission sketch and finished knit. Pretty close this time