The winner of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible giveaway is….. Stephanie Young! Congrats, Stephanie!
Original Pattern: Lempster
Knitter Extraordinaire: Dala (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Changed out the central cable design, swapped in a honeycomb stitch, added waist shaping and lengthened the sleeves. I highly recommend checking out the project page, which is full of great resources, links and tips on how she made the finished version.
What Makes This Awesome: In the vast world of cable knitting, there are a lot of options. Any time you are looking at a sweater pattern with cables, there is always the opportunity to change out the cables for something else. The central cable of the original pattern is a show stopper, but it isn’t the only options- I love Dala’s choice to work the center panel in a honeycomb stitch, Which adds a great bit of texture to balance out the side cables. I also really like that she lengthened the sleeves, as the original pattern’s 3/4 length sleeves seemed to be a bit off balance with the dramatic cables. Fantastic results!