Monday, 11 October 2010

Modification Mondays: Open Rib/Cable Pullover

**So sorry!! It's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend here, and I must've slipped into a turkey coma and didn't time stamp it as a future post. My apologies for the delay on Mod Monday!)**


Original Pattern: Open Rib/Cable Pullover


Knitter Extraordinaire: Natalie (Rav Id, Blog)

Mods: Natalie opened the sleeve cables by decreasing the length of the sleeves, and making them more fitted, so that they would pull open to reveal the hollow sections of the cables. Project details can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: Sleeve modifications tend to be more about the length or the fit, and I think most of us seldom think about making the sleeves a real show-stopping part of the knit.Opening up the cables is such an amazing idea! Let's face it, the sleeves (espeically the lower sleeves) are probably the part of a sweater that the wearer will see the most. The result is just amazing- I love Natlaie's pullover.

5 comments:

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Oh I love that detail! I really have never thought of opening up cables but that is so lovely. Great idea!

Jacey said...

That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this mod.

Susan said...

What an amazing modification!

tinyplum said...

The sleeves are gorgeous, what a great mod.

CanarySanctuary said...

Very cool. No worries about the Turkey Coma. I've been in one for weeks now :)