Monday, March 22, 2010
Modification Mondays: Quadrat
Original Pattern: Quadrat
Knitter Extraordinaire: Yoko (Rav Id, Blog)
Mods: Yoko lengthened and narrowed the sleeves slightly, added a lovely ribbed funnel neck, and added several inched of ribbing to the hem.
What Makes This Awesome: Both the original pattern and this modification are so gorgeous, and so completely different. The original looks like you could knit it in a cool cotton, and it would be a great summer sweater. Yoko's deep ribbing at the hem and the matching funnel neck add a lot of warm to this sweater, and really up the cuddle factor- now it's cozy and chic, just perfect for winter. I absolutely love it.
project page doesn't have details on the modifications, I think the above picture is pretty self explanatory and helpful. Yoko has a beautiful blog, which is entirely in Japanese, but an experienced knitter would find the pictures quite inspiring.