Modification Monday

  • Modification Monday: Field of Poppies

    Original Patterns: Paper Dolls and Catkin Knitter Extraordinaire: Caroline (Ravelry ID)  Mods: Used Paper Dolls as a pullover template, and incorporated the colourwork and texture of Catkin. Project page, with great details and notes, can be found here.  What Makes This Awesome:  This is one of those jaw-dropping projects that just works.  Caroline’s conversion of the

  • Modification Monday: Laneway

    Original Pattern: Laneway  Knitter Extraordinaire: Ririko (Ravelry ID, blog)  Mods:  worked multicoloured stripes, changing colours after every 3 stripes worked;  lengthened the body,  reduced sleeves, and used an elastic bind off for the hem. Project page can be found here.  What Makes This Awesome: I’m a huge fan of Veera’ patterns to begin with,  but

  • Modification Monday: Lady Sophisticate

    Original Pattern: Baby Sophisticate Knitter Extraordinaire: Ingrid (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Upsized the original baby sweater pattern, and added waist shaping.  Details can be found on her project page, here.  What Makes This Awesome: It’s a big deal, to start with a baby sweater and upsize on such a dramatic scale. And while I adore this

  • Modification Monday: Thru the Rose Window

    Original Pattern: Tracery Knitter Extraordinaire: Monica (Ravelry ID) Mods: Turned the sleeveless vest pattern into a long sleeved, cropped, zipper-front cardigan. Details on her Ravelry project page, here. What Makes This Awesome:  This was already a knockout pattern, but I love how she took the great design and improvised sleeves, and not only went for

  • Modification Monday: Second Take Lempster

      Original Pattern: Lempster Knitter Extraordinaire: Sarah (Ravelry ID, blog)  Mods:  Adjusted sleeve length, waist shaping,  smaller neckline, added a split to the hemline with a button detail.  Project page can be found here.  What Makes This Awesome: This is Sarah’s second time knitting this sweater, which meant she was in a great position to make