Monday, 20 September 2010

Modification Monday: Coppertop

Original Pattern: Safire

Knitter Extraordinaire: Alicia (Rav Id)

Mods: Stopped front increases early to shorten the waist, adjusted the collar with additonal short rows to flatter her shoulders and bring in the neckline, and adjusted the button band. 

What Makes This Awesome: We all have different body types, and not every garment is going to suit your figure. But that's what's really awesome about knitting- you're in control. Alicia took a gorgeous pattern that wasn't quite right for her body type originally, but she tweaked it and made modifications to turn it into the perfect fit.  Shortening the waist kept the cropped cardi appeal, and narrowing the neckline meant a cardigan that would stay on her shoulders. And just look at the result- utterly gorgeous. And Alicia looks perfect in it. Details on exactly how she did her modifications can be found on her project page here.


Allison said...

Congrats to Alicia for a really flattering knit!

Noas' libellule said...

Nice find Julie! And great pictures from England.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, I'm currently working on Safire right now and was thinking of modifying it a bit as well (to make it a bit longer though). One of the best parts about knitting something yourself is being able to adjust it to fit you perfectly, no need to compromise! :)

Renee said...

so cute! love the colour and fit!

Hilary said...

Safire, yay! I was just admiring Alicia's version the other day on Ravelry...she did a great job with her mods and it looks fabulous on her! Such a pretty color, too.

CanarySanctuary said...

Yeah! A Yarniad mod! :)
This is so pretty. I love this pattern to begin with, and it always makes me happy when people mod things to flatter their own body.