Monday, July 9, 2012
Modification Monday: Simplified Caftan Pullover
Original Pattern: Caftan Pullover
Knitter Extraordinaire: Susan (Ravelry ID, blog)
Mods: Changed the neckline and corresponding motifs, narrowed the sleeves, and adjusted overall length. Project page with more info can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: The original pattern was lovely, but Susan read the reports of other knitters who said that it didn't wear as well in real life as it looked in the photo. So, she made adjustments- changed the neckline to a simple scoop and altered the motif as well as narrowing the sleeves for a more streamlined fit. The result is a beautiful, easy-to-wear sweater with all the elements that attracted her to the design in the first place. Something to keep in mind the next time you see a pattern you love, but might not be practical for day-to-day life!