Monday, 13 February 2012

Modification Monday: Koftan Stig


Original Pattern: Vanten Stig

Knitter Extraordinaire: Kristin (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Using the mitten colourwork chart for inspiration, Kristin knitting this top down cardigan with raglan increases and a rainbow palette of colour. More photos can be seen on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: This cardigan turned out so beautifully- Kristin was right to pick this wonderful, interesting stranded design (it's not a motif you see regularly in knitting!) to incorporate into the cardigan, and the extra touch of using the rainbow striping yarn for contrast makes it so much more fun and visually interesting. It looks beautiful!

17 comments:

WildflowerWool said...

Lovely!

Sherral said...

I need to make this!

Tanis said...

banslI LOVE a good rainbow worked into just about any knitting project. This is really great. I love the swoop at the bottom of the cardigan as well.

French Press Knits said...

Wow- I am in awe

Noas' Libellule said...

Those colours - this is SO pretty!!

owlmazingmakes said...

SO awesome! good job crazy knitter kristin. It's good to see a rainbow done well, and this one definitely is!

by Annie Claire said...

wow, that is truly amazing!

Gennie said...

that looks awesome! I struggle with how to use rainbow yarns but toned down with a gray is perfect!

grandmastatus said...

WOW!!! I am like in awe. I can't believe it when people take mitten motifs and then turn out these wonderful sweaters. SOooOoO jealous ♥

Jacey said...

This blows my mind. I seriously cannot compute the awesomeness!

Susan said...

Gorgeous!

Francesca said...

This is amazing! Everything about it!

Erin Kate said...

Wow, so gorgeous.

karen alho said...

Outstanding! Looks like it's not for me though. It must take constant concentration, something that's currently in short supply.

Heather said...

Wow! That is a big modification :) What an awesome cardigan. And I love that rainbow self-striping yarn, I must get some of that! Thanks for sharing! :)

Just-Do said...

Amazing! I love to work with selfstriping yarn, because the visual effects are never what you expect, but always beautiful. This cardigan really prooves this in a fabulous way.

CanarySanctuary said...

Holy cow, that's fantastic!