Monday, 1 March 2010

Modification Mondays: Modified Silk Cocoon Cardigan


Original Pattern: Silk Cocoon Cardigan


Knitter Extraordinaire: Jill (Rav id)

Mods: Jill transformed the long sleeved wrap cardigan into a short sleeved, v neck pullover.

What Makes This Awesome: As gorgeous as the original pattern is (and I'm a big fan of it), wrap cardigans aren't for everyone. I personally don't look that great in them, and subsequently didn't think too much about the pattern. But this mod is so lovely- the v neck is flawless (really- I wish all my v necks looked this professional!), and the lovely stitch pattern that makes the Silk Cocoon Cardi so distinctive plays out perfectly across the shoulder and upper back. Project page, with details on her mods, can be found here.

10 comments:

Allison said...

Wow! What a great find and a lovely modification. And you know how I feel about that shade of green :) Happy Monday

French Press Knits said...

What a wonderful mod- great work!

soknitpicky said...

Great find! I don't look good in wrap cardis either, so this is fabulous.

BTW, I suddenly found myself in Sur la Table yesterday and bought a madeleine pan. I have a question for you...what is icing sugar? Is it white & powdery? If so, it might be the same as what we call confectioner's sugar.

slamskatkitten said...

what a great mod! good way to use less yarn, too, if that's a concern!

Denise said...

Lovely! :-)

CanarySanctuary said...

That is a great mod (coming from another no-wrap-cardigan wearer!)

Clumsy Knitter said...

Great mod. I'm with you on wrap sweaters--not for me. I'm curious: where do you find all the great mods you show us every week? Do you spend hours searching for good ones? Do you run across them randomly? What's your secret? ;-)

Michele said...

Great modification! I agree with you - that v-neck is well done. Lovely sweater.

Monique said...

Cute tee!

Hilary said...

Another brilliant idea! Unless they're really long and wrap high, I don't think wrap cardigans suit me either. I will definitely keep this mod in mind if I come across a wrap pattern that I just can't live without.