Monday, 4 January 2010

Modification Mondays: Luminen



Original Pattern: Luminen

Knitter Extraordinaire: Morfo (Rav Id)

Mods: Oh, so many. The body length was shortened considerably, sleeves were narrowed, lengthened, and a thumbhole was added. Snowflakes were eliminated, and the cable border was extended around the back. Changed gauge to get a better fit, and added a zipper.


What Makes This Awesome: Alright, we've all seen cabled hoodies, but I bet you haven't seen a cabled hoodie with a band around the back. This conversion from jacket to hoodie is just stunning. The sleeves are ingenious and that beautiful band is so, so perfect. A lot of people have already favourited this on Ravelry, and I'm not the least bit surprised- it's stunning, utterly wearable, and she has kindly shared her detailed notes on the sleeves and all her mods! Project page is here.

20 comments:

Siga said...

Wow, really cute. And this stunning green! Amazing.

Phoe said...

Wow, that is fantastic.

Alice said...

This is the most gorgeous sweater. I love that shade of green. Wonderful, wonderful job.

The Sweatshop said...

Love it! I couldn't stop looking at the back of this sweater when I first saw it. It's so pretty and feminine. That Belt is stored in the mind grapes for sure.

Susan said...

Stunning is right! What am amazing modification she did. Fantastic!

Rainy Daisy said...

That band around the back is most definitely my favorite part. Gotta get me one of those.

Hilary said...

How funny - I was just looking at this on Ravelry the other day! The hoodie-ness is awesome and the belt/band around the back SO COOL.

weezalana said...

Now that is seriously cool! Love it!

Kristen said...

Wow its so different, she did an amazing job.

I must say I really look forward to these Modification Mondays, such a great idea!

NJ said...

Oh I like this one. I could see making this for my daughter. It would really suit her.

Maryse said...

100% in agreement! A really beautiful hoodie!

CanarySanctuary said...

That is so lovely. I consider the original as something I'd never knit myself - this mod, on the other hand, is most certainly in the "I want it now" category :)

Michele said...

I like this much more than the original. The fit is great! And the belt - awesome idea!

mildawg said...

That band is genius!

Rebecca said...

hi julie, thanks for all your kind comments on my blog, your so sweet. i have been browsing yours today and found your wedding posts. i am so obsessed with getting married at the moment but waiting for the proposal. anyway your wedding looked gorgeous, wonderfully simple. its exactly what i want, out of season, an evening do, lots of handmade things. and all the tips you included are so helpful, especially about the flowers (very brave to hold your nerve till the day of the wedding but it makes so much sense, of course there will be some beautiful flowers available!) well done! next time i remind eggy of the fact that i could do our wedding on the cheap i will show him how fabulous you made yours x x x

del said...

Wow, what a fantastic job. Love that color and the fit is just perfect!

aquaknits said...

Your mods are fantastic, what a gorgeous hoodie!!

Sarah said...

Wow, I love that band around the back! Good find.

Patchie said...

Oh my goodness, I think this is my favorite thing you've posted EVER.

Jessica said...

Sometimes it really stinks that I live some place where more than one sweater is seriously over kill. Right now is one of those times. I may have to do the ridiculous and knit this anyway, with your modifications which are brilliant. My WIPs feel so lame right about now, who knits with cotton in January?