Monday, 27 August 2012

Modification Monday: Modified St Brigid Sweater

Original Pattern: St. Brigid

Knitter Extraordinaire: Molly (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the gauge from worsted to fingering weight, added ribbing to the sides of body and sleeves, and created a wide v-neckline. Also skipped the tassled hem. Project page can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: The original sweater is lovely, but there were details that were beginning to look dated. I love how Molly modernized the whole pattern- the use of ribbing for the side panels and sleeves was a great way to nip in the fit as well as provide a canvas to add shaping (cables aren't known for their waist shaping abilities, that's for sure!). This looks like it was a lot of work, but was well worth it. The finished sweater is a chic and modern cabled glory!


PixieSam said...

Wow, that is a labour of love! Amazing! The use of ribbing for the side panels is inspired.

juniperjune said...

gorgeous! it's so transformed from the original!

Maryse said...

Oh wow! Those cables are amazing!

Stripeyspots said...

That's fantastic. I have never wanted to knit Alice Starmore sweaters just because there is so little shaping to them, but this makes me want to sit down and figure out how to adjust them. Stunning sweater!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the cable work!

grandmastatus said...

Wow! She took an incredibly amazing cabled sweater and... and changed the gauge to make it take even longer.
I'm in awe. It looks wonderful ♥

Geraldine said...

what a gorgeous sweater, love the color too!

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Happy Knitting! G