Some alternatives that could be done to this pattern:
- Knit & purl rows could be increased i.e. 4 rows of knit then 6 rows of knit & purl
- Increase all rows i.e. 8 rows of knit then 8 rows of knit & purl
- Increase width by 12's the pattern calls for 50sts to increase width you'd need 62sts to make an even pattern. (original is 50-8*border knits* = 42 which is divisible by 6)
- With increasing allows for more buttons!
I am sure there are many more but by then you'd be drafting your own pattern and deviating far from Monique Gascon's.
If you use this pattern please post or email some pictures! I would love to start having a "Reader's Spotlight" where you get to share your projects so any project will do but I'd love to see what you all made with this pattern. Also put it on Ravelry so Monique Gascon can view them too!
Knit on Wayne!