Monday, 22 June 2009

Modification Mondays: ekt1184's Elaine Blouse

Original Pattern: Elaine's Blouse by Cecily Glowik MacDonald Knitter Extraordinaire: Erin (Ravelry id: ekt1184) Mods: mini cables down the front instead of the lace pattern. What Makes This Awesome: When I first saw this pattern, I absolutely loved it- the old fashioned detail of buttons down the back, and the flattering shape. but I didn't like the idea of open lace down the front, over the bust. I know I could just wear a camisole, but it still just turned me off somehow. And so I never made it. But Erin's mod is perfect- the mini cable design that she used instead of the lace gives this blouse the kind of opaque coverage I'd want from a sweater, and the design down the front is in perfect keeping with the old fashioned feel of the design- it doesn't feel out of place, or even look like a mod- that's how good it looks. I want to make a sweater just like this now!

10 comments:

pickles said...

OH! Great work. Must have taken ages;)love it.

Hilary said...

I, also, am slightly put off by a full frontal lace panel. Those mini cables make the sweater fabulous, though!

Kara said...

I LOVE this. The buttons down the back! The sleeves! A fabulous knit.

weezalana said...

Wow, that is fab.u.lous!

the Lady said...

Looks great with this mod, thanks for sharing.

Nupery! word verification!

Michele said...

Great mod! You can't even tell that the cables weren't from the original pattern.

Kae said...

I love this! I (like you) fell in love with the cardigan/sweater when I picked up my IK magazine, but wasn't sure about the lace at the front. Love the colour chosen, love the mods!

Eliza said...

i love this version! there's something about that lace panel... i don't know, it's slightly visually awkward.

CanarySanctuary said...

That's lurvely. I love how the mod fits wonderfully with the original vintage feel of the sweater.
I swear, people are creative geniuses. Mod Mondays rule!

mjm knitting said...

love the modifications to this sweater.

thanks for all the support with my house hunting adventure.