Monday, 20 July 2009

Modification Monday: Collette Pullover

Original Pattern: Colette Pullover Knitter Extraordinaire: Momo (Ravelry id, Flickr id) Mods: Changed the colourwork from cat heads to a diamond motif, with a blue doggie and heart border design around the hem and cuffs. What Makes This Awesome: Over all, I love this sweater, but there are two things in particular that I really love. 1: the border design added to the cuffs and hem above the ribbing. I really like the detail, and add a certain extra something to the pullover. 2: there is meaning behind the sweater- she knit it in honour of her beloved dog, who is quite old, blind, and deaf. When I think of meaningful knits, This is the perfect example- knitting something to commemorate something important to you. You can read more about her sweet doggie (and see photos) here. She has a lot of beautiful projects, particularly when it comes to stranded colourwork. check out her project page!

6 comments:

Kara said...

Gorgeous! It fits amazing.

Erin said...

As usual, it is beautiful. I love the colorwork and your color choices. And the fit really is perfect.

angelknits said...

Wow, what a beautiful sweater! It must be challenging to knit the colourwork! I have never done a sweater before and I am very proud of you!!! Great job!!!

CanarySanctuary said...

Oh wow - I love the knit-in-honour idea of this sweater. For anyone who's had a pet dog, that's a heart-string-puller!

Andy said...

Your post did what - I suppose - it was meant to do. It sent me to Ravelry and I looked at her stuff and that led me to other stuff and on and on. I still have so long far to go on the knitting. Such exciting adventures lie ahead!

riotyarn said...

wow, what a gorgeous pattern!