Original Pattern: Rusted Root
Mods: Oh, where to begin!! Began with the basic stitch count and body fit on Rusted Root, and set out to create a sweater inspired by Cameron Diaz’s sweater in the film The Holiday:
Katie took the combination of the beautiful dark brown sleeve buttons against the creamy white and set out to make a stunning, I-wish-I-owned-this-too sweater:
She added long sleeves, added buttons and a lovely cowl neck. That cowl neck is gorgeous- makes it even better than the sweater that inspired the knit in the first place! Project page is here.
What Makes this Awesome: If I saw this sweater in a store, I’d buy it. This looks like the kind very wearable, dressy or casual sort of sweater that would like good on practically everyone. If you find a pattern that you love and fits you perfectly, you can modify it endlessly to produce vastly different, yet very wearable, garments. This beautiful sweater doesn’t look like rusted root at all, yet is based on that pattern. Which makes me realize something (isn’t it awesome when someone else’s knitting makes you realize something about your own knitting?!): I have yet to find my perfect pattern, like Katie’s Rusted Root.I would love to do this, but haven’t’ quite found my perfect base pattern yet. Let the search for the holy knitting grail continue!!