Monday, 10 September 2012

Modification Monday: Baby Keller Sweater

Original Pattern: Henry's Sweater

Knitter Extraordinaire: Katie (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Changed from a double breasted cardigan to a single button one, eliminated the garter cuffs and made the sleeves 3/4 length. The project page can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: There is a lot to be said for making a pattern and simplifying it to be more streamlined. We often think of adding details when modifying a pattern, but taking things away can create a brand new look as well. I love the change to the single button closure for a less busy look, and the contrasting blue hem and collar provide just enough visual interest. It's perfection!

Update: Katie didn't stop there- today on her blog she has a girly cropped version, modified from the same original patten. Love!!


Melanie Routhier said...

Absolutely love this!

Erin Kate said...

It's adorable! I love the accent-colored hem & collar. : )

Yvette said...

It has a charmingly rustic appeal. Yes, simplicity is an overlooked art.