Monday, July 13, 2009
Modification Mondays: Nerdy Neiman
Original Pattern: Neiman Knitter Extraordinaire: Jen (Rav id ; Flickr id) Mods: Used the construction of Neiman but changed the colourwork to include more of the body, as well as one sleeve. Oh, and changed the colourwork to include charted characters from the classic (and seriously awesome) video game, Space Invaders. More information is on her Ravelry project page. What Makes this Awesome:Well, the space invaders, obviously. This is the kind of cool colourwork that has people asking you where you got that sweater every single time you wear it in public. I'm also impressed that this project was undertaken as both a de-stash and Ravelympics project- that means that she knit this entire sweater in 16 days. With stranded colourwork. And a heavily modified pattern. Seriously impressive!! I have to admit I'm considering shamelessly copying here idea- it's such a clever sweater, and a great modification- taking a well constructed sweater design and using it as the canvas for your own colourwork idea.