Monday, December 17, 2012
Modification Monday: Naawchs
Original Pattern: Schwaan
Knitter Extraordinaire: Jenni (Ravelry ID, blog)
Mods: Eliminated the lace at the hem and sleeve cuffs, added waist shaping, and used only single strand when the pattern called for double stranded. Changed the lace detail to be on the back instead of the front. Project page can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: I love that Jenni took the beautiful lace design from the front and moved it to the back- it's somehow so unexpected. By keeping the rest of the details simple (eliminating the lace sections on the sleeves and hem, but keeping the garter trim) it highlights the beautiful back panel even more. The original pattern called for the yarn to be held double, which really eats up a lot of yardage, but holding the yarn singly lends this sweater more drape. It's gorgeous!