Monday, December 28, 2009
Modification Mondays: Fair Isle Lemon Pullover
Original Pattern: Fair Isle Cardigan
Knitter Extraordinaire: Momo (rav id)
Mods: Turned a fully patterned fair isle cardigan ito a scoop-neck raglan pullover with solid sleeves. The pullover was knitted in the round with faux seams, which were created by a single purl stitch to represent the seams.
What Makes This Awesome: To really appreciate how different this looks, you need to go and check out the original pattern. I already liked the original cardigan, but this pullover is such a great modification- the pattern takes on a real citrusy feel when done in a bright lemon shade. I love how only the body is done in fair isle, it gives the pullover a casual, unfussy look, and probably shortens up the knitting time considerably, too! Project page is here.