Monday, April 7, 2008

Modifying One's Own Pattern

Well here she is, "Slipped Hours", a short-sleeved, cowl-less version of her former self!
I realized a good way into knitting this that I didn't infact have as much yarn as I had thought. So mods needed to be made. After a quick eyeball of my quantities in relation to what was left to knit, it was apparent that I'd need to shorten the sleeves and do without the cowl.
Turns out my estimation was spot on and I have a teensy ball of yarn left!



I'm really happy with how it came out and I even got to finally use one of my lovely tagua nut buttons (they've been wanting to adorn something for a while now)




Pattern: Slipped Hours- By me!
Yarn: Dance, from the Sanguine Gryphon (in Merengue)
Needles: US #4

Mods: Shortened the sleeves. I cast on the number of stitches needed at the top of the sleeve thus eliminating any shaping and knit for approx 5 inches before joining to body. I also worked 4 repeats of the cording stitch pattern for the collar/neck with 12 extra stitches cast on to create a flap for a button. Button hole shaping from Maggie Righetti's book "Knitting in Plain English"- This was the first time using the directions from her book and it really does produce a superior button hole, you must try it!

Other things: I discovered an error in the pattern and got to practice using my camera's self timer!






12 comments:

The Happy College Knitter said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE it!! It fits you beautifully and I really like the alterations you did. C'est magnifique!

I also like the white background change--very bright and cheery:)

Christy said...

Oooo love this second run at it and LOVE the color.

Lise aka Pindsvinet said...

It looks great. Love the color and the little detail with the button. Beautiful :)

Beth Armstrong said...

Very clever! Love the colour and the look; looks very chic but also very relaxed and comfortable to wear. I think the new background really shows off your designs and makes the colours stand out better. Hair is growing too I see! bxxx

Emmy Lou said...

so I'm heading to Springs next week and wondered if you could give me the name of a good yarn or fiber shop to hit! thanks, and your sweater looks amazing!

Mary Jane said...

Sweet, love the colors especially.Love the design changes to your blog too.

mel said...

I thought the original was pretty perfect really, but I love this version too! Really beautiful, and another gorgeous colorway, too :) And now you have your own, yay!

cmm said...

Beautiful Pattern! Saw you on Ravelry. I'll be back I am sure.

Isn't Maggie Righettis' book great? I use it often when knitting.

Gudrun Johnston said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments re the sweater and the blog makeover...I'm very happy with both!

Just call me Ruby said...

really love this variation on your pattern. Could do with something very like it myself particularly in that colour

Ruby xx

Romi said...

I love it and you look great in it! :)

The Sanguine Gryphon said...

That's lovely!! Really great variation. Mind if I post one or two of those pics on my blog as well?