Julie provides information on the details of the modification, always providing info on the original pattern, and the new version. The knitters are most often very generous, posting their pattern notes on Ravelry, too.
“Teresa has had a great feature on her blog featuring Indie Designers. With the advent of Ravelry, suddenly it was easy to find really creative modifications to knits that I really loved. Since blogging is all about sharing, it made sense to share my finds with the knitting community. Sometimes people email me links for great modifications, which I love- it’s impossible for one person to stay on top of all the great projects on Ravelry. When I go looking, I have a strategy- people are more likely to modify a free pattern than a pattern they’ve paid for, so I focus on free patterns that have been live for about 6 months or so, which means there are likely a lot of FOs and an inspiring mod or two.”
It was made in 2009, and at the time, lace was always worked with fine yarn and fine needles; the knitter’s decision to use bulky weight yarn and giant needles seemed positively revolutionary, and the results were stunning.
She also mentions this grown-up-ization of baby cardigan Trellis.
In Julie’s words: “It’s not easy to upsize on that dramatic of a scale, or to have a kid sweater look appropriate for an adult without being twee, but the result is amazing.” I agree!