Knitter Extraordinaire: Una (Rav id)
Mods: Used fewer pentagrams and arranged them in a different configuration, as well used the collar edging completely around the bolero, for a more finished look. More details on her mods, specifically a very handy diagram on how she put it all together, is on her project page.
What Makes This Awesome: This is a popular but really challenging pattern, and many people have tried to modify it into a more wearable garment. I've even got this one sleeping away in my Ravelry projects page, too. But Una's take is easily the most sophisticated and wearable mod of the bolero I've seen- it's the kind of sweater that you wear out and absolutely everyone asks you wear you got it.And how perfect is the knitted button?! I love this sweater, it's utterly perfect. If I ever get around to finishing my bolero, I'll be using Una's mods, for sure. And looking at hers makes me want to dig mine out of the WIP pile, posthaste!