Monday, 13 July 2009

Modification Mondays: Nerdy Neiman

Original Pattern: Neiman Knitter Extraordinaire: Jen (Rav id ; Flickr id) Mods: Used the construction of Neiman but changed the colourwork to include more of the body, as well as one sleeve. Oh, and changed the colourwork to include charted characters from the classic (and seriously awesome) video game, Space Invaders. More information is on her Ravelry project page. What Makes this Awesome:Well, the space invaders, obviously. This is the kind of cool colourwork that has people asking you where you got that sweater every single time you wear it in public. I'm also impressed that this project was undertaken as both a de-stash and Ravelympics project- that means that she knit this entire sweater in 16 days. With stranded colourwork. And a heavily modified pattern. Seriously impressive!! I have to admit I'm considering shamelessly copying here idea- it's such a clever sweater, and a great modification- taking a well constructed sweater design and using it as the canvas for your own colourwork idea.

11 comments:

CanarySanctuary said...

So cool! I love the colours chosen.

Hilary said...

Ok, that is WAY cool. I want one!!

weezalana said...

OMG, that is AWESOME. I don't enjoy knitting colorwork, but may have to reconsider now!

Kamicha said...

Oh, I love it! Great!

Actually I have one related UFO project: Space Invaders knit for my husband, should definitely dig it out!

Ella said...

I so love that sweater. And the pattern. I plan to make hat and mittens with said pattern for my hubby if and when my mojo comes back. Because seriously - SPACE INVADERS?? How friggin COOL!

Kara said...

CU-UTE!

Kat said...

That is so cool! We used to play space invaders at the fish and chip shop when we were kids. I need this jumper!

NJ said...

I love your version of this one. Super cute!

Monique said...

I have to say, I think that this version makes it look more hip! Not necessarily the space invaders :) but the placement of the motifs makes this cute!

Erin said...

Awesome.

petra said...

Awesome. I heart this game.