Modification Monday

  • Modification Monday: Bronze Age & Steel Rails Cardigan

    Original Patterns: Gramps and Hay Cove Knitter Extraordinaire: Coryna (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Combined the Gramps Cardigan and Hay Cove cardigans into one, and used her own hand-dyed yarn for some of it! Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Coryna planned to make Hay Cove, but decided to then incorporate

  • Modification Monday: My own Take on Sunshine

    Original Pattern: Sunshine  Knitter Extraordinaire: Melinda (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed out the lace placket at the neckline for a modified V-neck/shawl collar. Details can be found on Melinda’s project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Melinda’s beautiful sweater is as much about process as a lovely finished result. She had seen a couple of modified versions of

  • Modification Monday: A Very Special Rye Hack

    Original Pattern: Rye Knitter Extraordinaire: Heather (Ravelry ID, website) Mods: Adjusted gauges from worsted weight to fingering weight, and chose to work a stranded fair isle design on the heel flap. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Heather participated in a Tin Can Knit’s pattern hack KAL at the end

  • Modification Monday: Wanderling

    Original Pattern: Wanderling Knitter Extraordinaire: Lino (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed the pullover to a full cardigan, added striping at the cuffs and hem, and eliminated the pocket. Details can be found on Lino’s project page can be found here. What Makes This Awesome: The original pattern is beautiful,  but Lino really improved on it with her gorgeous

  • Modification Monday: Garri Sweater

    Original Pattern: Garri Sweater Knitter Extraordinaire: Jimi (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: The pattern was originally a bottom-up pullover, but Jimi re-engineered it to be a top-down cardigan. She knit it in the round and steeked, adjusting gauge and shortening the waist to suit her frame. Project page with more details can be found here. What Makes

  • Modification Monday: Raro Chooks

    Original Pattern: Cooped Up  Knitter Extraordinaire: Tanya (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed the pullover to a cardigan! Made it a bit smaller to fit her daughter, changed twisted ribbing for the hem and cuffs, and steeked the sweater and added a button band. Great detailed information can be found on her project page, here. What Makes

  • Modification Monday: Brothers Socks

    Original Pattern: YinYang Kitty Ankle Socks Knitter Extraordinaire: Dani (Ravelry ID, blog/podcast) Mods: Added deeper ribbing at the ankle, changed the colouring and added instarsia face details to mimic a Siamese cat’s face. Project page can be found here, but more information can be found on her wonderful podcast, here. What Makes This Awesome: Knitting AND a