Original Pattern: Dreyma
Knitter Extraordinaire: Lisa (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Using elements from the yoke design of the Dreyma sweater, Lisa reworked the original aran weight design into a sportweight hat. Details and lots more photos on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: I love this mod – it just goes to show that you can extract small elements from a pattern and give it a completely different look. The original design of the Dreyma sweater has a very dramatic yoke, but seeing just a small portion of it on a sleek hat makes it entirely new. When looking at a stranded yoke design and thinking that perhaps it might be too much – too much work, too difficult, just too busy, consider what a knit might look like with only a little bit of that design, just like Lisa. Also, playing with scale can yield really big changes, too- for the original aran weight sweater design, working elements of the same design in sportweight changes how a pattern looks quite a bit.
This idea is so fantastic, I’m going to be looking at stranded yokes very differently from now on- what element of them do I like best, and what would a knit look like if it just had that one element? I’m off to look at stranded yoke sweaters now….