Monday, August 27, 2012
Modification Monday: Modified St Brigid Sweater
Original Pattern: St. Brigid
Knitter Extraordinaire: Molly (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Changed the gauge from worsted to fingering weight, added ribbing to the sides of body and sleeves, and created a wide v-neckline. Also skipped the tassled hem. Project page can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: The original sweater is lovely, but there were details that were beginning to look dated. I love how Molly modernized the whole pattern- the use of ribbing for the side panels and sleeves was a great way to nip in the fit as well as provide a canvas to add shaping (cables aren't known for their waist shaping abilities, that's for sure!). This looks like it was a lot of work, but was well worth it. The finished sweater is a chic and modern cabled glory!