Modification Monday: Bronze Age & Steel Rails Cardigan

Original Patterns: Gramps and Hay Cove

Knitter Extraordinaire: Coryna (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Combined the Gramps Cardigan and Hay Cove cardigans into one, and used her own hand-dyed yarn for some of it! Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: Coryna planned to make Hay Cove, but decided to then incorporate elements of the Gramps sweater. This sort of combining of patterns is easier to achieve when they are as similar as Gramps and Hay Cove – both are top-down worsted weight cardigans with stockinette bodies and ribbing details (if you are trying to do something similar, the advanced searching in the Ravelry pattern database can be really helpful for this!). But there is a major difference in the sleeve constitutions, which means Coryna had to decide early on to use the raglan style from Gramps instead of the set-in style from Hay Cove.  She even went her own way with the stripes, making them more ‘Hay Cove-esque’ than the exact style of the original pattern. I think this is a wonderful combination of the two patterns, beautiful and original!


  1. Alina   •  

    Love how the colors work in this cardigan – the earthly shades go so well together! Beautiful and cozy piece!

  2. miss agnes   •  

    The Gramps collar works much better on this jacket,which looks so cozy and warm. Great stripes work too, really a beautiful knit.

  3. Lisa   •  

    I always love these posts, and while I am not a fan of this project, I do love how she pulled it off and was able to combine two sweaters into one.

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