Monday, 19 September 2011

Modification Monday: Idlewood +



Original Pattern: Idlewood


Knitter Extraordinaire: Traci (Ravelry ID)

Mods:  Added lots of colourwork, eliminated the pocket, added ribbing to sleeve and body hems. Project page is here.

What Makes This Awesome: I was blown away by this gorgeous sweater when I first saw it- the colourwork is stunning, and I love the muted palette Traci used to create it. The charts are from Elizabeth Zimmermann's The Opinionated Knitter, Leaflet #3, and I think the  whole combination is just dynamite. I want to a sweater just like this now! Looks perfect for layering.

8 comments:

grandmastatus said...

wow! that came out amazing. I love modification mondays- they're so inspiring.

CU@5 said...

The colorwork is just amazing! It looks so good in muted colors. Really beautiful!

Lisle said...

That really IS amazing. Beautiful work she did there. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Isabelle said...

What an amazing rendition of Idlewood!

Jacey said...

The original sweater is not something that I would find myself knitting, but add the amazing colorwork, and I love it!

magrit said...

I must say that I love this colorwork more than the original, although I like something simple :)

mountain lion vs. bird of prey said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments, and thank you Knitted Bliss for featuring my project! It was really fun to knit and soon it will be chilly enough to actually wear it :)

Traci

CanarySanctuary said...

So pretty! I love the colour combination she's done.