Original Pattern: Copse
Knitter Extraordinaire: Matthew (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Instead of the cabled rectangular wrap, Matthew used the cable design and Incorporated them fully into a sweater of his own design (no, there’s no pattern! I know, it’s amazing and I want one too). Also, to get gauge he held 3 strands of fingering weight together, to give a wonderful marled effect. Project page can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: I don’t know about you, but I totally swooned when I saw the cables of Copse, but winced when I saw the yardage and thought that I really don’t think I’ll wear a gigantic cabled stole much. But Matthew, intrepid knitter that he is, decided to incorporate the cables into a sweater of his own design. While this sort of undertaking isn’t for the faint of heart, a good guide would be to find another cabled sweater pattern that is in the same gauge, and substitute the cables. With results as incredible as this, that’s a lot of motivation to try it out!
UPDATE: See the comments below from Matthew with tips on how to try something like this for yourself!