Earlier this winter when Knitty came out, I saw this sweater and decided I HAD.TO.HAVE.IT... so of course, I ran out and bought the exact yarn for it. Then I decided that the neckline would frustrate me, and that the style was perhaps more suited to one a wee bit taller than myself... and that's where the mods began.
SkyIsle in detail... when I knit for myself I really just go for it, there were tiny notes about gauge, chart repeats, shaping, and as I finished that section I lost them (on purpose I'm afraid.....) If I ever want to duplicate it I'll just have to sit down with the sweater and figure out what I did!
my new favorite sweater... the only similarities to the original SkyIsle are the yarn used, Donegal Tweed, and the chart (which I modified to be shorter, but is the same width.) I based the body shaping on the fit of Cascabel, and the neckline on Owls. I am a sucker for sweaters with super tight, long sleeves as I have decided they make me look taller... what do you love in a sweater's fit?