Modification Monday: Merry Stella

And the winner of the copy of Arm and Finger Knitting: 35 no-needle knits for the home and to wear is… Cassandra! Congratulations, Cassandra!

Modification Monday: Merry Stella |

Original Patterns: R&R Hoodie and Talia 

Knitter Extraordinaire: Laura (Ravelry ID) You might remember her previous amazing Mod Monday here, which then inspired this grown up version, here!

Mods: Changed the gauge from Aran to Fingering Weight, eliminated the pockets, and changed the solid colour of the R&R Hoodie into the colourwork charts of Talia socks. More photos and details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: Laura has a knack for beautiful colourwork, and this sweater is no exception. I love the colours chosen, it is well balanced and the challenge of working the yoke and hood is  sorted by having this section in a solid, with the detail of carrying the colourwork up the center back of the hood. the Let’s take a look at how it looks with the hood up, shall we? Prepare yourself for some epic cuteness:

Modification Monday: Merry Stella |

Pretty freaking adorable! And let’s face it- I’d wear this sweater. It’s beautiful, for a baby or a grown up.


  1. Yaroslava   •  

    Very lovely!!

  2. Amanda   •  

    Oh man, that matching bonnet (and baby) is just the cutest!

  3. Wanda   •  

    wow – that is soooo cute!!! You just never want that baby to grow out of that, because that is so freaking cute… 🙂 This knitter’s mods are fantastic, how well I remember the fox cardigan, as I want the grown-up version of it right now!

  4. Alina   •  

    Amazing colorwork! I love this version so much!

  5. Kelly J. R.   •  

    The matching hood detail really steals the show (I’m sure the cute baby has nothing to do with that. [Wink]

  6. miss agnes   •  

    Impressive colorwork indeed! The details on the hood finish this perfectly.

  7. Tanis   •  

    I LOVE the colour combo she used. Ever since seeing it I’ve been wanting to knit something in this palette. And the colourwaork carried up the back of the hood is amazing. She is a mod QUEEN!

  8. Brandy   •  

    So cute!!! This is a great incorporation of the patterns and the colorwork looks fabulous. Lucky little baby. 🙂

  9. Laura   •  

    Thanks for all the kind words for my little sweater, Julie! This cardi is in heavy rotation with her other sweaters. Luckily she’s still a little peanut, so it should fit for quite a while!

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