Modification Monday: Dandelion in a Breeze

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.”

Congrats, Nicole!

Original Pattern: Dandelion in a Breeze

Knitter Extraordinaire: Annetta (Ravelry ID, her beautiful blog)

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.

10 comments

  1. Wanda   •  

    How nice that a ‘mistake’ turned into a great sweater modification – this is a lovely summery sweater! 🙂

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Wanda,

      I so agree – talk about happy accidents!

      Cheers,

      Julie

  2. miss agnes   •  

    Cute sweater, it could even look like a crop top over a delicate lace tee from afar. Love the colorblocking effect.

    • Julie   •     Author

      You are so right, Agnes! I love tops that have that faux layering effect- all the look, none of the uncomfortable, sweaty layers.

  3. Kat   •  

    This is beautiful! Way to keep going, it turned out great!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Kat,

      I so agree! I love that she kept going and just worked it into the design.

      Cheers,

      Julie

  4. Tien   •  

    This is “problem-solving” knitting with beautiful results. So lovely!

    • Julie   •     Author

      You nailed it- problem solving knitting! I love the results, too.

  5. Alina   •  

    What a fresh summer pullover!! It does look like a breeze 🙂 Beautiful work!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Alina,

      I totally agree, it does look like a perfect summer pullover! Really fresh colours, and that colour blocking faux-layered look.

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