It’s amazing that in 3 short months, Lila has gone from new born:
Original Pattern: Caftan Pullover
Mods: Changed the neckline and corresponding motifs, narrowed the sleeves, and adjusted overall length. Project page with more info can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: The original pattern was lovely, but Susan read the reports of other knitters who said that it didn’t wear as well in real life as it looked in the photo. So, she made adjustments- changed the neckline to a simple scoop and altered the motif as well as narrowing the sleeves for a more streamlined fit. The result is a beautiful, easy-to-wear sweater with all the elements that attracted her to the design in the first place. Something to keep in mind the next time you see a pattern you love, but might not be practical for day-to-day life!
for July 3rd
Original Pattern: Diagonale
Knitter Extraordinaire: Sannah (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Using the lace shawl as an inspiration point, Sannah created this top-down raglan featuring mirrored lace sleeves to keep the pattern consistent. Project can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: I was blown away by this sweater when I saw it- it looks so gorgeous! diagonals aren’t often used in garments, so transferring the lace shawl design onto the raglan sweater makes for a very striking garment. Knit up in a fun, bright hue like this, and Sannah has a knockout of a sweater! I absolutely love it.
While the test knitting stage was happening with Solaria, I cast on for it again to make sure that I had knit any of the changes as well, and to double check things like the math…I think that every high school math class should have a section where they teach the kids to knit and then have them do calculations for things like sizing and evenly spaced decreases/increases. Seeing some very practical application of math like that would have been very inspiring to 15-year old me, that’s for sure. But then again, I also think they should teach geometry by having people play pool. It’s nothing but how to solve problems involving multiple angles. But I digress….
Yarn: TFA Purple Label Cashmere Sock, in a One of a Kind colourway
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4)