Monday, 30 December 2013

Modification Monday: Calypso Plaits and Links

Original Pattern: Plaits and Links Cardigan 

Knitter Extraordinaire: Shaulaine (Ravelry ID, blog

Mods: Added a hood with a cable design in keeping with the original pattern, added waist shaping, adjusted the sleeves to be more slim. Full details on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: I don't often see a cardigan turned into a hoodie, and this is a knock out. The original pattern features lots of lovely cables, but is quite boxy. I love Shaulaine's take on this, making it more fitted and adding the hood. It really emphasizes the great cables and details, and I love that she  extended the small braided cable around the edge of the hood. It's the perfect cabled hoodie!


Ghislaine said...


Laura Strutt said...

Wow! The hood is just perfect - a proper pixie hood! I just adore that colour too - more knitting for me in 2014, that's for sure!
Laura xox

Jennifer Cummings said...

This is really stunning! I have a pile of wool that I've been eyeing up for a cable cardigan and was considering this pattern, but I wanted something a bit more fitted. I wonder if I have it in me to make some mods like this?!