Modification Monday: Lady Sophisticate

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Original Pattern: Baby Sophisticate

Knitter Extraordinaire: Ingrid (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Upsized the original baby sweater pattern, and added waist shaping.  Details can be found on her project page, here

What Makes This Awesome: It’s a big deal, to start with a baby sweater and upsize on such a dramatic scale. And while I adore this baby sweater (it’s definitely one of the best baby sweater gifts/patterns out there) It looks timeless and elegant, all grown up in this version. Keeping the style of the original pattern intact, Ingrid also added waist shaping, which helps the adult version be even more flattering.  Hard to believe such a classic cardigan started from a wee baby sweater!

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  1. Sara   •  

    In 2012, the designer came out with an adult version (for those of us, not brave enough to upsize a baby sweater). 🙂 I have it in my Ravelry favorites and drool over it from time to time. So cozy looking!

  2. Tiffany   •  

    WOW this is truly impressive! I don’t have any children and sometimes when I see a baby sweater pattern I save it anyway because I like it so much. I’ve never considered trying to change it into something that would actually fit me or any other adult. I’ll have to go check out her page and how she did it. Thanks for sharing!

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