Monday, 12 August 2013
Modification Monday: Wild Bird
Original Pattern: 137-28 White Bird
Knitter Extraordinaire: Empress (Ravelry ID)
Mods: Changed the weight from worsted to DK, shorted the sleeves, and adjusted the neck and shoulder shaping. Project page can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: This modification began because Empress couldn't find worsted weight yarn near her (she's in Australia). So she adjusted the weight to DK, which makes the sweater seem finer and better fitted than the original pattern's super slouchy fit. I love the rest of her modifications, which nip in the neckline a bit, streamline the pattern, and make for a stylish oversized sweater.