Maybe if someone instructed me *not* to follow the pattern I would be able to do it?
I’d seen this cardigan: Drapey Neck Silky Tweed Cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier (available for free on Ravelry) and decided to knit it as my Tour de France jersey. White jersey.
I cast on and stumbled upon another picture of a lovely cardigan and immediately modified the pattern accordingly.
The Cardigan – now named The Cavendish Cardigan – was a real sprint, I finished it in just 14 days and it’s lovely… I cast on during the team presentation on Eurosport July 2nd and my aim was to finish before the yellow jersey hits Champs d’Elysees…
I even found the perfect brooch today (it matches one of my cats) and I am so pleased with my inability to follow a pattern! I now have a perfect over-a-summer-dress cardigan.
If you’re on Ravelry, please check out Heidi’s pattern.