I usually end up altering most knitted sweater patterns I make. I've got some burly ass arms (thanks Ma!) and linebacker shoulders (thanks Pops!) so futzing with the armhole depth, sleeve width, etc., is a requirement. I usually do all these calculations in my hot pink knitting notebook (which I, ahem, haven't been able to find since we moved), making my stick figures and sketches with scribbles, arrows and numbers all over the place. But when I saw Nathania's color coded Excel pattern, a lightbulb went off! And here's what happened:
Obviously, my pattern remodel cheat sheet looks absolutely NOTHING like Nathania's, but it so works for me!! Isn't it cool how that happens? And I bet that Jewel, who also is futzing with this pattern, will come up with a totally different approach.
And if anyone is considering making this sweater and needs slightly upsized mods (you can see all my mods listed on the upper left if you click on the screen shot pic above), just let me know -- I'd be happy to pass on what I have -- it'll likely be done in the next day or so.
Oh, and I managed to swatch a bit last night at the Meetup as well:
I know the dark color will hide all my hard work with the cables, but I'm not sure that's enough of a downside for me. I LOVE this yarn (it's the araucania nature wool) and its subtle verigated goodness!