Spring/Summer cardigans are my favourite pieces and are very simple to customize!
Did you saw Keystone in the latest edition of Twist Collective? I think it's one of the most wearable patterns that I design!
1. The easiest thing to change is the sleeve length. I love to wear 3/4 or elbow sleeves.
An elbow sleeve will make your sweater not only lighter, but also incredibly stylish, with a pinch of retro flavor.
2. A crew neck can become a wide neckline!
Are you allergic to short rows and/or do you like a wider neckline?
Using the middle size needle, cast on the number of stitches that you find after the first increase Row and directly work the Yoke Chart (skipping ribbing and short row section). Then follow the pattern as written! It's done!
3. Steek it!
If you are afraid about a purling overdose, you may work your Keystone in the round and then steek. There are lots of resources for steeking online (you can also search directly on Twist Collective blog)
4. Customize buttons/buttonhole band
For my Keystone cardi I used big square buttons. You can easily adapt your buttonhole band with smaller holes for tiny buttons. If you want, you may add more holes to have a lovely band, full of very little buttons or maybe use magnetic buttons/clasps for an invisible closure.
I'm looking forward to see YOUR Keystone!
- all pictures © Fanny Lafontaine-Jacob -
Hello, I'm Ela.
I live with my family in northern Italy, in a small village near Pavia.
I'm a mom of one wonderful teen daughter and two terrific dogs, a happy wife, an independent knitwear designer, a yarn maniac and an amateur chef.