Monday, 17 December 2012

Modification Monday: Naawchs

Original Pattern: Schwaan

Knitter Extraordinaire: Jenni (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Eliminated the lace at the hem and sleeve cuffs, added waist shaping, and used only single strand when the pattern called for double stranded. Changed the lace detail to be on the back instead of the front. Project page can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: I love that Jenni took the beautiful lace design from the front and moved it to the back- it's somehow so unexpected. By keeping the rest of the details simple (eliminating the lace sections on the sleeves and hem, but keeping the garter trim) it highlights the beautiful back panel even more. The original pattern called for the yarn to be held double, which really eats up a lot of yardage, but holding the yarn singly lends this sweater more drape. It's gorgeous!


Naycha said...

Moving the lace panel to the back was a stroke of genius. Love it!!

Anonymous said...

waaaaant. maybe I'll eventually have the skillz to pull this off :)

Sigrid said...

This one is really a must have!

Liljetys said...

Ooh this would be gorgeous on black! And is of course equally cool in white :) I've yet to try any sweaters, maybe this one could be the first wonky one.