Monday, 16 November 2009

Modification Mondays: Featherweight Meets Minimalist



Original Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan

Knitter Extraordinaire: Klara (rav id, blog)

Mods: Klara cast on fewer stitches for the top section to reduce the volume of fabric around the neck, and make the neckband more narrow. Since this cardi is called Featherweight Meets Minimalist, I'm sure you can guess what happened next- she used an all over double moss stitch to mimic the minimalist cardi texture. The collar is worked in 1x1 ribbing, and cuffs in 2x2 ribbing. 


What Makes This Awesome: For those of you that ready the blog regularly, you know I'm a sucker for a great pattern mash up- it's like doubling your pattern knitting satisfaction!  I love the double moss stitch texture, the simple style, and I'm a sucker for grey. This is the kind of cardigan that I wish was already in my wardrobe- so wearable, you can throw it on with anything.  Admit it- if you knitted this, you'd wear it all the time! Project page is here.

11 comments:

Tanis said...

If I had knit that cardigan, I would for sure be wearing it over my pj's right now! Love it!

Phoe said...

I love that cardigan so much! I'm tempted to see if I have enough yarn to make that mod. :)

eliza said...

gorgeous. i want it RIGHT NOW... sigh...

Allyson said...

This makes me so happy! I'm planning on hitting that Minimalist Cardigan with sock weight yarn in January, and I hope it turns out exactly like this sweater. It's so pretty and makes me want to get cracking on my sweater right this second!

weezalana said...

Nice! Adds a little more chic to the Minimalist, and a little more detail to the Featherweight. I dig it!

Adriana said...

Fantastic! I want one!!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Very pretty. I also love grey.

Maryse said...

Knitted bliss? I thought I clicked the wrong link but no, this is Modification Monday! Just curious... and great mod!

Team Knit said...

I'm so busted!! I was trying to launch the new site tomorrow, but it accidentally went early. Tomorrow is the official new site address day, with a new post. It'll basically be the same as always, though!!

- Julie

Michele said...

Wow - I really like the mix up of the two patterns. Really great mod. I like the texture it brings to featherweight.

I like the re-do of the blog. Can't wait for tomorrow's post.

Philigry said...

i love this one! the gray is great!