Original Pattern: Hedgerow
Knitter Extraordinaire: Liz (Ravelry ID)
Mods: After steeking the cardigan and trying it on, the yoke didn’t fit properly. Liz cut off the yoke, and knitted a circular cabled yoke instead. Info can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Talk about making lemonade from lemons! Imagine you are Liz. You’ve just put in all this work on a steeked, bottom-up totally stranded design. You finally do the steek, try it on and….. it doesn’t fit right. The yoke doesn’t sit properly on your shoulders, and it just doesn’t work. It’s steeked, so you can’t unravel it. So you grab your scissors again and cut the yoke off and try again.
Holy smokes, right? Can you imagine just cutting the yoke off a sweater and trying something totally different? I am virtually high-fiving Liz right now because that is all sorts of fearless knitter awesomeness that I fully respect. Liz has a lto of knitting experience, so she chose a yoke that she figured would work with the design and fit her better, with a lovely cabled tree motif. She chose the tree motif because the shape of them helped make it easier to decrease as she worked her way to the neckline. So clever!
Has anything like this happened to you, fellow knitters/ Knit a bottom up seater and the top part just didn’t fit? Would you consider doing something like this?