Monday, 19 July 2010

Modification Mondays: Tropicana Jaden



Original Pattern: Jaden

Knitter Extraordinaire: Marceline (Rav ID, Blog)

Mods: So many! She knitted it in the round, added single crochet edging around the armholes, used the top half of this pattern for the shaping and ribbing, and did all sorts of mathematical gymnastics to customize her perfect fit.

What Makes This Awesome: It's gorgeous. The colour, the fit, the style- this is such an amazing summer knit. It look so flattering, and I bet it's comfortable.  I'm so impressed by Marceline's determination to have the perfect custom tank top for summer- the way she used multiple patterns, adjusted her gauge, and really made this her own. And the results were so worth it!!!  Also, you really need to check out her detailed pattern notes- they are incredibly helpful. Full details on her project page .

8 comments:

justthreadtwiddling said...

It is absolutely beautiful and the fit is great! The color isn't bad either 8-D

Hilary said...

Gorgeous!! The tank looks amazing on her and I love how she used just the right amount of negative ease. It's perfect!

juniperjune said...

gorgeous and inspiring! i also love how the modified the neckline from the original tropicana pattern, which is super low-cut. the higher neckline looks great!

alethia said...

Beautiful!

Monique said...

Wow! You picked a great mod! She did make this her own in a great way.

Michele said...

This is a great mod - it looks perfect on her! She certainly did a great job.

Salihan said...

That looks like a totally different pattern, except for the lace bottom. What an awesome knitter!

BrownBerry said...

What an amazing honor to be featured on this awesome blog. Thank you for the very kind compliments. This is still one of my proudest "knit moments" to date, and it's nice to know that other talented knitters appreciate the way I decided to fiddle with it :) Thanks so much! - BrownBerry