I wonder if it's self-serving to have your own mod on Modification Mondays.... screw it. I'm doing it anyway.
Original Pattern: Whisper Stripe Pullover
Knitter Extraordinaire: Me.
Mods:This pattern didn't start at a size small enough to fit me (32"). So I modified the stitch count and went down slightly in needle size. I knitted it in the round instead of flat. As for the yarn, I only used 2 yarns instead of 3 called for in the pattern. I also thought the yarns used in the original were kind of expensive, so I got the well-priced (and deliciously awesome) Elann Peruvian baby Silk and Elann Super Kydd. I highly recommend both yarns.
I also eliminated the ruffles at the hem and sleeves, shortened the sleeves into 3/4 length, added waist shaping, and changed the neckline from a scoop into a boatneck. As for the stripes, I used the pictures from the pattern as a guideline, and put them where I felt like it. I can't stand row counting, I find it tedious. More details on the mods, including the stitch counts, can be found on the project page.
What Makes This Awesome: I have to tell you- this sweater feels like heaven. I love wearing it so much!! It's lightweight, surprisingly warm, and just feels like I'm cuddled up in a cotton candy cloud. I loved the delicate pink that was used in the original pattern, so I shopped for yarn that was similar. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and I really enjoyed knitting it- it was so light, it felt like it flew over the needles. There is only one thing I wish I had done differently- jogless stripes in the round. I forgot jogless stripes existed until I finished the sweater.
Yarn that loves to get all up into the knitting action, but today is was our other kitty Gatsby who wanted to be in on things. He's not usually a ham, but I think he just wanted to cuddle up with this awesome pink sweater. He's such a fluffy beast, isn't he? Most of what you see there is fur, he's really a small bodied cat. Wow, that was such a 'defensive parent' thing to say, wasn't it? "It's glandular! He's just short for his age!" etc. Sigh. I love my cats.