Knitter Extraordinaire: Rosie (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Using the Gramps sweater pattern as the base, Rosie knitted the sweater in the round with a steek using the colourwork chart from Baa-ble. She also eliminated the shawl cowl and added waist shaping. Details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Tin Can Knits was running a wonderful hack-a-thon that encouraged knitters to alter and otherwise ‘hack’ any of their patterns – a little or a lot! Rosie had wanted to put the colourwork chart from the famous baa-ble hat onto a sweater, and the challenge was the perfect opportunity to try her Gramps Hack. Impressively she knitted the sweater in the round and steeked it, and kept the rest of the cardigan details simple so that the charming sheep would be the focus. Rosie also eliminated pockets and elbows patches, which would have likely would have been a bit too much in one sweater when combined with the wonderful stranded design. The resulting sweater is a comfy, cozy, just-right-for-weekends cardigan decorated with the cutest sheep around!