Modification Monday: Journey with Hemp

Original Pattern: Journey

Knitter Extraordinaire: Carol (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the pullover into a cardigan, adjusted the length, and substituted the main cable from the pattern with the Plaid Lattice pattern from “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns” by Barbara G. Walker. Details on Carol’s cardigan project can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: I’m not surprised so many people opt to modify pullovers into cardigans, so many more seasons of wear! Carol’s sweater looks amazing. She changed out the main back cable for a different cable stitch, which is a great tip- if there are certain types of cables you absolutely love, then substituting them into a cabled sweater design is much easier than working them into a plain stockinette sweater. She also lengthened the sweater considerably, and her collar mod looks wonderfully modern against the classic cables, a nice contrast. A beautifully customized sweater that is just the way you want it should always be the end goal.


  1. CORALEE   •  

    LOVE, LOVE this modification!! Is Carol willing to sell it 🙂 🙂
    I’ll be checking out her project page for more info.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Christine   •  

    This cardigan turned out beautifully. What a great mod.

  3. Andi   •  

    Wow! I am constantly jealous of all the brilliant modifications these wonderful knitters come up with.
    You shared a gem, Julie. Carol knit up a beauty and made it her own.

  4. Lisa   •  

    Oh how lovely, and what a great tip indeed. That makes so much sense to switch it into an already cabled design, then you know the gauge and ease will work out better.

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