Monday, 28 December 2009

Modification Mondays: Fair Isle Lemon Pullover



Original Pattern: Fair Isle Cardigan

Knitter Extraordinaire: Momo (rav id)

Mods: Turned a fully patterned fair isle cardigan ito a scoop-neck raglan pullover with solid sleeves. The pullover was knitted in the round with faux seams, which were created by a single purl stitch to represent the seams.




What Makes This Awesome: To really appreciate how different this looks, you need to go and check out the original pattern.  I already liked the original cardigan, but this pullover is such a great modification- the pattern takes on a real citrusy feel when done in a bright lemon shade. I love how only the body is done in fair isle, it gives the pullover a casual, unfussy look, and probably shortens up the knitting time considerably, too! Project page is here.




8 comments:

Maryse said...

Just looked at it in VK and now I can see where the inspiration come from! Great idea! I like the plain sleeves too.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

wow, I love her color choices too!

AND I found this on rav! you're linked up again! I was wondering why you weren't blogging, :)

Michele said...

This is so cute - and I love how fitted it is. She did a great job with this.

prelapsaria said...

I have such a huge knit-crush on Momo!!! Everything she does is so fabulous.

Rainy Daisy said...

Just fabulous. I adore the limey shade of green with the limey pattern. (I wonder if I could pull that off....?) anywho. She has pulled it off just beautifully.

And can I say that I love your blurbs about other people's brilliant modifications? It's all too easy with a blog to ramble on about oneself. I think this idea of yours reinforces the sense of community in online-knitting-land. Thanks!

mildawg said...

Thank you so much for sharing these! This looks more modernized than the original -- fantastic.

CanarySanctuary said...

I always look forward to Mondays now :)

Kristen said...

Momo is very talented, I love looking at her projects.

It really is amazing how different her garment is compared with the original and I much prefer hers.