Monday, 12 April 2010

Modification Monday: Harriet



Original Pattern: Harriet

Knitter Extraordinaire: Elspeth (Rav id, Blog)

Mods: Oh So Many! Elspeth turned the Harriet cardigan into a pullover knit in the round. She added waist shaping, changed the neckline to a flattering scoop neck, eliminated the first 5 inches of the original pattern, and adjusted the gauge. For even more details on her mods (and there are plenty more!) see her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: It's hard to believe that this mod and the original are even related!Elspeth took the elements of the original that she liked the best- the diamond pattern and the garter edging- and used it as the foundation for a highly personalized take on the pattern, that suits her to a T. The resulting pullover is modern, very wearable, and oh so gorgeous. Just look at the amazing sleeve detail:
Just stunning. Man, now I want one.....

6 comments:

Allison said...

Wonderful! I love it when the mods are so extreme and work so beautifully.
Happy Monday :)

Adriana said...

Elspeth does such gorgeous work. I want to make this now and I never wear sweaters.

Monique said...

This is so funny! I just came from a blog where she was working on the Elspeth shrug by Rowan. LOL! Anywhoo, this is a very pretty sweater.

Maryse said...

It looks awesome! It must be fun to knit and see the pattern take form!

CanarySanctuary said...

I love the neckline :) My favourite.

Hilary said...

That's so pretty and SO wearable! Love it!