Modification Monday: Market Day Mashup Sweater

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:

8 comments

  1. miss agnes   •  

    Really impressive! Love the bright and luminous colors, and with the original pattern besides, we clearly see the number of modifications and the amount of work this has required.

  2. Wanda   •  

    Totally stunning!!! And how great that she was able to meet the original cowl designer – it must have been such a treat for both of them!

  3. Kat   •  

    Oh my goodness, that is stunning! I can’t believe she knit that in just a month!

  4. Karen Clark   •  

    to note – – Misa Erder and I are good friends and Rhinebeck roommates :o)

  5. Snow   •  

    With Rhinebeck looming, you can knit anything in a month (ignore the mountains of laundry, dishes and takeout containers or the dust bison roaming your home-its RHINEBECK people!!)
    This is the PERFECT sweater for Rhinebeck-an ultimate modification that does the original design and designer proud.
    Inspiring.
    Well done.

  6. Misa Erder   •  

    Thank you for featuring my Market Day cowl! Karen surprised me with her beautiful sweater at Rhinebeck. It was the ultimate compliment to my design. It is so pleasing to see a knitter take my design and be really inspired by it. It is stunning.

  7. Alina   •  

    Oh my! This is genius! What a gorgeous sweater!

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