And the winner of the Pom Pom Quarterly Giveaway is … Nicole! The draw was randomly selected based on comments, and her winning comment was:
“I love Fete! It might be the bright color, but I love the splash of grey against the pink. It also looks like a statement necklace knitted right onto the fabric.”
Original Pattern: Dandelion in a Breeze
Mods: Changed the transition from the blue to white yarn, used a lighter laceweight for the bottom, and added lace stitches to the hem. Details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Annetta hit a bit of a snag in knitting this sweater, and let those snags become a new feature of the sweater, and took the opportunity to try some new things. She chose to knit the sweater with less ease than the pattern calls for, and even though she didn’t transition from the blue to white yarn the pattern specified, she decided to keep going. Lots of knitters would have ripped back, but she liked how it looked. Then the white yarn was lighter than she expected, and was more transparent and ethereal than planned. Working with what she had, Annetta decided to knit a bit of lace into the lower part of the white section, amplifying the delicate quality of the white yarn. Such a beautiful result!! I love this sweater.