Monday, 3 May 2010

Modification Mondays: West Hill



Original Pattern: Nob Hill

Knitter Extraordinaire: Louise (Rav Id, Blog)

Mods:  Deliberately came in under gauge, added extra edging, shortened the sleeves, and used short row shaping for the seed stitch sleeve border. 

What Makes This Awesome:  I love the smaller-sized take on this that brings the fit in, and makes this a really wearable layering piece. The smaller sleeves are lovely.  Even though the photos are the oft-seen photo in the bedroom mirror, I think the shot below shows how really great this looks over a simple shirt and jeans- the vest/bolero transforms everyday wardrobe staples into something really stylish. And let's not forget cozy! I love this look. Project page with details on the mods is here.


8 comments:

Chantal B said...

You find jewel! Those modifications make that project much more attractive. Thank you for the research and the sharing.

Allison said...

Very nice. I'm also a fan of her pin :)

mildawg said...

That's really cool! I always wanted to see this pattern done up less chunkily, and this is great.

Noas' libellule said...

Another very nice project, not sure it is really my colour... But will store it for later.

slamskatkitten said...

i love little cropped vests like this! how great!

Hilary said...

I swear there was something *just* like this at Anthropologie last year that I coveted but never bought. Now I know how to make my own! Thank you!!

CanarySanctuary said...

This is a great one. I've always liked the original pattern, and this mod is terrific too!

del said...

And the pin she's using is perfect. Very pretty!