Monday, 16 August 2010

Modification Monday: Manu Pullover



Original Pattern: Manu

Knitter Extraordinaire: Ceylan (Rav Id, blog)

Mods: Ceylan turned this popular cardi into a gorgeous pullover with 3/4 length sleeves, and eliminated the pockets.

What Makes This Awesome:  Everything about this works. I love the simple, go-with-absolutely-everything-you-own style of it, and the neckline turned out brilliantly. The original pattern is great, but in her notes she describes admiring the pattern but feeling that it wouldn't suit her body type. That is definitely something to remember, folks- that you can customize a garment to flatter your figure using a  pattern as a jumping-off point. And if you want to knit one just like hers (I do I do!) she has fabulous detailed notes on her project page.

9 comments:

Phoe said...

I'm actually currently working on that cardigan. I think I might have to look at working it up that way though, it's so svelte.

Noas' libellule said...

I love the Manu pattern, and this is really a success. A beautiful neckline. By the way, you should stick to crochet, it is really great for blankets!

Jacey said...

She always makes the most fantastic garments, an dher stash is to die for!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

I love that neckline! I've actually never seen the cardigan and love both of these designs. Its so flattering! I love them both.

soknitpicky said...

That is a great mod. Excellent find, Julie!

juniperjune said...

ooh, very nice! it flatters her beautifully! i love the yarn choice, too; that colorway is gorgeous.

Sway Knits said...

I so need to make this pattern in both cardi and pulli format. It's also such a beautiful color!

CanarySanctuary said...

I love this mod so much!

Hilary said...

Dude! These posts are *not* helping the length of my queue! I love this and must have one just like it!