Monday, 13 January 2014

Modification Monday: Sheepy Cardigan 2.0

Original Pattern: Strokkur

Knitter Extraordinaire: Jane (Ravelry ID,  blog)

Mods: transformed the original pullover into a zipper-front cardigan, and added a hood. And customized the fit to be just right! Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: I don't often see a mod where a knitter decided to steek when no steeking was originally required, but Jane did just that- steeked the pullover to make not just a cardigan, but a zippered cardigan. How many knitters feel comfortable steeking AND sewing in a zipper into a knit?! These are some crazy good knitting skills. But let's talk about that hood for a second- It's perfectly proportioned to the sweater, and I love that she included a bit of the colourwork from the yoke into the top of the hood.  I bet she gets a lot of wear out of this fantastic cardigan because if it were mine, I'd wear it all the time.


Anonymous said...

Wow - I would also wear that all the time!! Amazing mad knitting skills - steeking, zippers, added hood - oh my! I can only hope to acquire even one of these skills - (I'm still having trouble with anything fitted because of gauge trouble, and mostly still stuck in scarves and blankets...)What a beautiful mod!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Yep. Crazy good knitting skills.
I like the touch of colour in the top of the hood.