Monday, 19 October 2009

Modification Monday: Somewhat Different Textured Tunic

Original Pattern: Textured Tunic

Knitter Extraordinaire: Kiyomi (Rav id)

Mods:  Changed the textured bust detail to a vertical diamond pattern that begins at the neckline, added waist shaping, and then continued the diamond pattern on the sleeves. The sleeve are knit straighter, instead of bell shaped, and Kiyomi added a lovely button detail to the cuff. Let's just get a closer look at the utterly perfect sleeve mod, shall we?

What Makes this Awesome: Well, I'm in love with the sleeves, hands down. But I have to admit I've been thinking about knitting the original pattern for about 2 years, and I kept putting it off because I wasn't sure how I felt about the 'tube top' look that the bust section has. If only I had been as inventive as Kiyomi, I could have had this sweater ages ago! I love the diamond detail, it's so lovely and unexpected. Project page is here.


Allyson said...

Oh I love it! I've had my eye on this pattern, too, and this is such an amazing way to bump this pattern from cute to seriously amazing. I love the bib-like front detail!

weezalana said...

Much cuter than the original! I've never been a fan of the banding thing that seems to prevail in most of the patterns from that book.

CanarySanctuary said...

I agree with weezalana. This one is much better than the original!