Monday, 11 November 2013
Modification Monday: DROPS-Durrow-Nubby Cardigan
Original Pattern: 109-3 jacket in ”Alaska” with cables, raglan sleeves and hood
Knitter Extraordinaire: Christy (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Customized the cables from two other patterns- Darrow and Nubby Cardigan, and upsized it from Aran to bulky weight yarn. Project page is here.
What Makes This Awesome: To mash up three different patterns like this is a huge undertaking, so I truly admire Christy's brave approach on this. The cardigan is amazing, but she's frank in her project notes about where things were a bit more challenging than she was expecting. There are a lot of great lessons to be learned from another knitter who undertook a project and comment son the parts that aren't quite right- those are the things you need to think about if you are working on a similar project. \event though there were challenges, the finished sweater is stunning, and the cables she chose are pitch perfect. I love it more than the original pattern. Just look at the details!