Monday, 13 January 2014
Modification Monday: Sheepy Cardigan 2.0
Original Pattern: Strokkur
Knitter Extraordinaire: Jane (Ravelry ID, blog)
Mods: transformed the original pullover into a zipper-front cardigan, and added a hood. And customized the fit to be just right! Details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: I don't often see a mod where a knitter decided to steek when no steeking was originally required, but Jane did just that- steeked the pullover to make not just a cardigan, but a zippered cardigan. How many knitters feel comfortable steeking AND sewing in a zipper into a knit?! These are some crazy good knitting skills. But let's talk about that hood for a second- It's perfectly proportioned to the sweater, and I love that she included a bit of the colourwork from the yoke into the top of the hood. I bet she gets a lot of wear out of this fantastic cardigan because if it were mine, I'd wear it all the time.