Monday, August 10, 2009
Modification Monday: Slipped Hours Pullover
Original Pattern: Slipped Hours Knitter Extraordinaire: Vanessa (Rav Id, Flickr Id) Mods: Changed the gauge from fingering weight to worsted. What Makes This Awesome: This may not appear to be a dramatically different take on the original, but anyone that has made a significant change in gauge knows how drastically it affects the pattern. Lots of recalculating, lots of gauge checking, and lots of planning. But just look at the gorgeous result!! I really love this pullover, and the colour is perfect. I think some people are put off by pullovers and cardis knit in fingering weight (and every time I do it, about half way through I wonder what on earth possessed me to think that a long sleeved hoodie on 3.25 mm needles would be a good idea...cough cough apres surf hoodie cough). Ahem. Anyway. My point is, adjusting for a larger gauge makes for a quicker knit. And in this case, so satisfying!Customizing a knit to suit yourself is always a brilliant idea, but it is a lot of work. Fortunately for us, Vanessa kept careful notes on her mods, and has shared them on Ravelry. Read the details on her modification here.UPDATE! I didn't realize this part- she also changed it from being a bottom-up knit to a top-down knit. Hugely impressive!! And ever so practical. Check out her great online yarn store here.