Original Pattern: Market Day
Knitter Extraordinaire: Karen (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Using the stranded cowl design as a starting point, Karen changed the gauge to worsted weight and incorporated the fingering weight cowl design elements into the top down, round yoke sweater. Details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: So much to love here! Karen is an experienced knitter and used to making modifications, and has made several sweaters which provided her with a solid foundation for improvising the sweater. Karen an amazing job of balancing out the central motif with the smaller bands along the yoke and the sleeves, and adding in the side bands along the central design to help frame it around the body, where there were no horizontal stripes. When you compare the original design tot he sweater, you can see that she followed the striping sequence perfectly, and it worked out so well! A stunning sweater, perfect for Rhinbeck – where she even met the cowl designer, Misa Erder, below: