Monday, 6 January 2014

Modification Monday: Holloway

Original Pattern: Holloway Pullover

Knitter Extraordinaire: Emma (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Customized the shaping entirely- adjusted at the waist, and bust darts, and the sleeves. To have more minimal finishing, she picked up stitches to knit some of the pieces. Project page with great details on her mods can be found, here.

What Makes This Awesome: Amy Herzog designs knits that encourage all knitters to really customize their knits based on being very aware of what really works for their body type.  It's one thing to add waist shaping, but Ill wager that for most knitters, bust darts are not something they typically knit, much less then make modifications on! The final result is gorgeous, fits Emma perfectly, and looks amazing. This knit definitely has me thinking about knitted bust darts, as I have yet to knit a sweater that has them. Maybe I need to give it a try!


Unknown said...

I love this sweater! Emma did a wonderful job with the shaping. This has gone straight into my 'favorites'

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful! I wish I was a brave enough knitter to figure out how to modify patterns - I'm still new enough to it that I feel the need to follow every single direction of a pattern exactly. I'm going to have to get over these fears, eventually... :-)