Yes! You are the boss of your knitting, and we love for adventurous knitters to add their own spin to their projects. However, please remember that making changes to the pattern can affect many other parts of the sweater, so we recommend not making modifications the first time you knit a sweater pattern unless you're an experienced sweater knitter. Modifications affect everything from gauge, yardage, fit and the amount of time it will take you to knit it. For advanced knitters this may not be a challenge, but we do not recommend modifying the pattern if you are a first time or newer knitter.