Monday, September 17, 2012
Modification Monday: Don't Fear the Steeker Sweater
Original Pattern: Oranje
Knitter Extraordinaire: Farahnaz (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Changed the buttons to a zippered front, changed the fair isle pattern on the yoke to be a hybrid of deathflake and Brandy's mitten cuff , and did a four-colour stripe for the body. Project page with full details is here.
What Makes This Awesome: I love that Farahnaz not only changed up the fair isle yoke (and used two different charts for that yoke!), but that she also added stripes! The are no rules saying that you have to pick one or the other, and this cardigan shows that it definitely works. What was smart with this approach is that she used four different colours for the stripes that are all muted shades, so it doesn't feel busy or detract from the great colourwork at the yoke. Also, this was her first time steeking and doing colourwork- way to go, Farahnaz! Talk about a home run- this sweater knocks it clear out of the park.