Original Pattern: Carbeth
Mods: Adjusted the yoke and sleeves to be ribbed instead of stockinette, and adjusted yoke increases and sleeves for stitch counts and slightly different gauge. Details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: This pattern already had a really interesting yoke construction, but swapping the stockinette for ribbing really amplifies the design detail and makes this sweater even more visually interesting. Ribbing is an unsung hero of knitting fabric- sure, we love ribbing on cuffs and hems and necklines, but all over ribbing is actually super simple but so visually impactful. Now I’m craving ribbed details on sweaters, because this is just SO gorgeous.
The next time you are considering a pattern but it has some elements you’d like to change, consider ribbing- would it look really great with ribbing all along the sleeves? At the side seams? ribbed sleeves to the elbows? So many options!