Monday, 14 September 2009

Modification Mondays: OMA Blue Green

Original Pattern: Cable Neck Raglan Top * Knitter Extraordinaire: Melanie (Rav id, Flickr id) Mods: Adjusted the pattern to be knit in the round, adjusted length and shaping to suit her body, and used a modified linen stitch for the neck, sleeves, and hem with an applied i-cord bind off. Oh, and did I mention she also included pleats on the cap sleeves? Because she did, and damn does it ever look like that's how it was meant to be. What Makes This Awesome: Oh, so many things. Like the fact that she hand dyed the yarn that she used. And then there is the beautifully contrasting neck, sleeve trim, and hem. And the pleats looks so pretty, it's like cap sleeve perfection. Let's get a closer look at the modified linen stitch trim, shall we? Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Project page is here. *This pattern is available to Rowan members only. I've been considering a Rowan membership for a while (thinking of asking for one for Christmas, actually), and I've learned that there are quite a few perks to being a member- free yarn, free patterns, and access to their entire archive of previous members only patterns, which is pretty remarkable. Membership info is here.

9 comments:

Phoe said...

Oh, I do love that sweater. I've toyed with getting a Rowan membership but I always remember that I find their patterns so weird to knit from. I wonder if that's just me though.

Hilary said...

Wow...that's really stunning. I'd love to know how to do those pleats...definitely something to play around with! And, oh, I am so tempted to sign up for a Rowan membership now...

Allyson said...

The sleeves are lovely! I never thought of making a cable-like pleat for a puff capped sleeve. What a beautiful detail.

I would surely lose my mind knitting those tiny stitches! I'm so glad someone has the patience for it because that sweater is amazing.

Jennifer said...

Wow those are some truely amazing colors!

Kara said...

That yarn is gorgeous! As is the sweater.

CanarySanctuary said...

Favourited!!!

Salihan said...

Gorgeous colours!

NJ said...

Oh I like this sweater. Very pretty.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I just found your blog via a link to your knit turkey pattern on Almost Unschoolers. I'm so glad I clicked over, everything is gorgeous here! I'd love to link to your turkey if you didn't mind!