Monday, 25 June 2012

Modification Monday: Girl Friday



Original Pattern: Girl Friday

Knitter Extraordinaire: Stephy (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the gauge from worsted to sport weight, altered the neckline from a shawl collar to a scoop neck, knit as one peice to armholes. Project page can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: Changing the gauge on a knit is a great way to give a pattern a brand new look- Stephy shrunk the gauge down to a sportweight, giving this sweater a dressier, more glamourous look. The scoop neck is a great alternative to the original shawl collar, and it reminds me of something I often forget- that just because a sweater pattern doesn't have a neckline that flatters you, doesn't mean you can't change it to something that does. This sweater is a beautiful example of how customizing a pattern to suit you yields truly beautiful results.




6 comments:

seeyouat5 said...

It's a really great mod. I truly need a cardigan like this, now I now what to do :-)

erica-knits said...

Ooh, I love this one. Looks so dainty and work appropriate.

collegeknitting said...

I made the original one, and I love it to death, but that probably won't keep me from adoring this version.

Evelyn said...

I've never thought to switch it up like this -- gorgeous!

CanarySanctuary said...

You're totally right: these mods do make this look dressier and more glamourous.

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