Modification Monday: Flight Cardigan

Original Pattern: Seamless Saddle Shoulder Pullover

Knitter Extraordinaire: Uncia (Ravelry, blog)

Mods: Uncia changed the pullover pattern to be an open front cardigan with a cabled front band, and a horizontal cable band at the hem. Her project page has fantastic, detailed notes on how she made this cardigan, check out her project page here.

What Makes This Awesome:  The saddle shoulder is a really under-used construction in knitted garments, especially since it looks SO GOOD! Knitting a saddle shoulder sweater has just moved to the top of my knitting plans. I love Uncia’s take on this, because while saddle shoulder sweaters are not typical (although I suppose the knitted on set in sleeve is a variation), saddle shoulder cardigans are especially atypical. Her goal was a comfy, slouchy cardigan with cabled fronts and hem, and she absolutely nailed it- Everything about this looks so comfortable, but so elegant. And it has pockets! because no comfy cardi is complete without pockets.

Uncia is a master of the mod, by the way- check out several of her previous Mod Monday contributions right here!


  1. Alina   •  

    What a cozy piece!!! Love the cable band!

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