Monday, 5 April 2010

Modification Mondays: Purl Bee Treeline Striped Cardigan



Original Pattern: Treeline Striped Cardigan

Knitter Extraordinaire: Anna (Rav Id, Blog)

Mods: Anna had been using grey sock yarn held double, but started to run out as she got  near the armholes. So she started blending in a  darker charcoal yarn for the stripe instead. She also used the charcoal yarn for the sleeves. She changed the button band, by eliminating the edging and  adding more short rows, to make the collar stand up a bit more, and be closer to the neck.

What Makes This Awesome: The subtle changes from the medium grey to the charcoal line in the stripes turned out amazingly well. Hard to believe it was a yarn crisis that prompted the change, it looks so deliberate! Also, the edging and collar just work. It gives the sweater a real classic, boyfriend-sweater styling that looks so flattering. I love this mod!

oh, and p.s.- How pretty are those buttons?!

7 comments:

Maryse said...

What a great idea! It gives a special touch to this knit and is much more stylish like this! Wow!

CanarySanctuary said...

Totally awesome buttons. Love it :)

jen said...

I love your modification mondays, I don't know how you find all these gems. Amazing sweater!

Allison said...

Really great buttons!

Hilary said...

Oh, very cool!! And I LOVE Anna's style.

Leah said...

Ohh that's gorgeous!

knitlit kate said...

i LOVE this! great job.