Original Pattern: The Choice
Knitter Extraordinaire: Timea (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Significantly shortened the length of the cardigan. Details and more photos are on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Never underestimate the power of a simple modification for big impact. Timea shortened the length of this pretty top-down cabled cardigan, and it makes a huge impact. When looking at knitting patterns, think about what it might look like if you lengthened or shortened it by 6 inches or more. If you love cropped cardigans, look at other patterns and imagine what it would look like at your ideal length. And if you love long tunics, look at typical cardigan patterns and imagine what they would look like at your preferred longer length. Shortening or lengthening a knit can have a big impact not only on how it looks, but how comfortable you feel in it. Knit garments in lengths you love!