Monday, 1 February 2010

Modification Monday: Fylingdales Modified

Original Pattern: Fylingdales

Knitter Extraordinaire: Jillian (Rav Id, Blog)

Mods: Scaled down the size of the pattern by 10 inches, changed the gauge, lengthened the body, added waist shaping, changed the collar from shawl to mandarin. Details on the modifications are here.

What Makes This Awesome: The smallest size in the original pattern is 42" chest, so making it TEN INCHES smaller and changing gauge is a world of math right there.This is a wonderful example of how you can takes a boxy men's sweater and transform it into something gorgeous and flattering for curves. the mandarin collar is a lovely touch, and the longer torso with the waist shaping makes this so, so flattering. This is the perfect mod- taking a pattern that a lot of people might not look twice at, and transforming it into a got-to-have-it knit. Amazing!!  I totally want to knit this!


del said...

She did a brilliant job! It makes me want to knit it, too.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Stunning! I was floored when I saw the original pattern. Just thinking about the math involved makes me want to hide under a table. Brilliant!

Hilary said...

Wowza! She did a GREAT job with all that math. What a beautiful sweater!

CanarySanctuary said...

That is some math calisthenics! I applaud the determination and skill required for that :)

Rainy Daisy said...

zoinks! Girl's got style.