Monday, 22 March 2010

Modification Mondays: Quadrat


Original Pattern: Quadrat

Knitter Extraordinaire: Yoko (Rav Id, Blog)

Mods: Yoko lengthened and narrowed the sleeves slightly, added a lovely ribbed funnel neck, and added several inched of ribbing to the hem.

What Makes This Awesome: Both the original pattern and this modification are so gorgeous, and so completely different. The original looks like you could knit it in a cool cotton, and it would be a great summer sweater. Yoko's deep ribbing at the hem and the matching funnel neck add a lot of warm to this sweater, and really up the cuddle factor- now it's cozy and chic, just perfect for winter. I absolutely love it.

Although the project page doesn't have details on the modifications, I think the above picture is pretty self explanatory and helpful. Yoko has a beautiful blog, which is entirely in Japanese, but an experienced knitter would find the pictures quite inspiring.

8 comments:

Chantal B said...

Thank you to share. Nice modifications, better that way from my point of you. You're right, she's quite inspiring and her blog has a tool to translate in english/french.

Have a nice knitting week!

Hilary said...

I think the original Quadrat is great, but I LOVE this modded version. The longer length is fantastic. This is the sort of sweater I would absolutely live in!

erica-knits said...

Oh Julie, I love this one. I think you're right, a cotton one could be perfect for spring.

Monique said...

I really like the mod. I love the sleeves now. The others would be really cute with a long sleeve tee underneath.

Jacki said...

Those cables are exquisite. I like what you did with the neck as well; it looks like it would be more comfortable to wear that the original.

CanarySanctuary said...

So beautiful! What a great mod.

Kristen said...

Love how she added the ribbed funnel neck, it really makes this sweater.

Michele said...

This looks great with the addition of the turtleneck. Lovely modification!