Modification Monday: Summer Rose

Original Patterns: Autumn Rose Pullover and Child’s Panel Gansey

Knitter Extraordinaire: Misa (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Misa used the Autumn Rose colourwork pullover as the road map, but substituted the charts for the Child’s Panel Gansey. Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: Two things are happening in this sweater that I love seeing- a knitter taking a child’s design and turning it into something grown up, and switching out colourwork charts. Misa was starting from a position of strength by using a sweater pattern that was already designed for colourwork and in fingering weight, so it was easier to switch out the charts. Fingering weight makes it easier because when substituting charts, sometimes your stitch count isn’t going to be the same as in the original pattern. If you are using worsted weight and need to add 4 stitches or reduce 4 stitches, you might be changing the ease of that garment by an inch or more. In fingering weight, the size shift will not be so dramatic, so it’s easier to make slight adjustments.  I love how the charts look in this scoop neck sweater- just utterly beautiful!

10 comments

  1. Wanda   •  

    gorgeous!! I know how much work goes into this – and I love her color combo so much. I hope she is stopped on the street every time she wears this, by people asking her where she got it, so that she can have that absolute best knitter-moment: “well I made this, silly…”

    🙂

  2. Melissa   •  

    well now, if that sweater isn’t glorious to look at! <3

  3. Stefanie   •  

    That was clever. I like that u-neck feature of her jumper. Man, knitting in fingering weight for a garment? Patience is her virtue.

  4. miss agnes   •  

    Really stunning, both the stitch work and the choice of colors ! I love the subtle touch of contrasting blue against the orange.

  5. Lisa   •  

    Oh how clever once again. How you keep finding these people who make such great things is a mystery to me 🙂

    That sweater flatters her well, and the colors work great too! Beautiful all around.

  6. Loulou   •  

    Wow, what a beautiful creation!

  7. Alina   •  

    What an awesome sweater!!! Beautiful combination of colors – so bright and cheerful, but in a very harmonious way!

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