Monday, October 26, 2009
Modification Mondays: White Cowl Neck
Original Pattern: Rusted Root
Knitter Extraordinaire: Katie (Rav id, blog)
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:
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!!