Monday, 12 August 2013

Modification Monday: Wild Bird


Original Pattern: 137-28 White Bird

Knitter Extraordinaire: Empress (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the weight from worsted to DK, shorted the sleeves, and adjusted the neck and shoulder shaping. Project page can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: This modification began because Empress couldn't find worsted weight yarn near her (she's in Australia). So she adjusted the weight to DK, which makes the sweater seem finer and better fitted than the original pattern's super slouchy fit. I love the rest of her modifications, which nip in the neckline a bit, streamline the pattern, and make for a stylish oversized sweater.



2 comments:

Amanda Reed said...

Wow never would have considered making this sweater after looking at the original photo but now I want to :)

Katelyn said...

This looks like it would be a great summer evening sweater. Throw it on over a light tshirt or tank top for an evening walk.