Monday, 9 August 2010

Modification Mondays: Celtic Braid Dress


Original Pattern: Noyaux

Knitter Extraordinare: Donna (Rav Id)

Mods: Changed the lace pattern for celtic braided cables, and added them to the sleeves as well. She also continued two of the small cables over the back. Project page is here.

What Makes This Awesome: Donna did an incredible job turning the original pattern into this gorgeous, richly textured cabled dress/tunic. The cables look timeless and the cut of the dress is very modern- it makes for a beautiful hybrid piece. This is a really testament to the design that you can swap out lace for cables and have it work beautifully. I love it!


8 comments:

Noas' libellule said...

I actually like the original but that version is really nice too! I may queue and (actually) knit this one. Would be a nice Autumn addition to my wardrobe! Thanks for the link.

Hilary said...

How fantastic!! I love this.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

I've been writing a sweater dress pattern so I'm currently obsessed with them! LOVE those cables. So cute!

Maryse said...

This is a great modification! It looks extremely cozy and it looks gorgeous!

Michele said...

Very pretty. She did a great job. I do like the lace version too.

Yarniv0re said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS! Beautiful work. =)

a friend to knit with said...

wow. i really love this!
beautiful job!

sauceyjill said...

Those are such great cables! Feels like a bit of Irish in the desert, and who couldn't use a bit more of that?