Monday, 10 January 2011

Modification Monday: Modified Stripes To Keep mMe Warm


Original Pattern: Stripes to Keep Me Warm


Knitter Extraordinaire: Islefin (Ravelry ID, Blog)

Mods: Added a split neck line and a button placard, as well as added length.

What Makes This Awesome: Having a button band at the neckline was a brilliant idea for allowing more options for how warm you want to be while wearing this lovely caplet. The jogless stripes look amazing, and how perfect is that one lovely dark stripe near the bottom? I love how the colour is echoed in the button choice. I tend to wear a lot of jeans and long sleeve t-shirts, and this could easily be thrown on top and you have a gorgeous outfit that's perfect for this time of year. Wonderful modification details can be found on her project page, here.


14 comments:

Stripeyspots said...

Lovely! Simple but clever details!

Roxie said...

How do you keep it from rucking up and rolling when you move your arms? Verry pretty, but how practical is it? I'm not being snarky, just asking. I've had trouble with things like this before.

Julie said...

Hi Roxie, I haven't made this, but I suspect that is has to do with who tight it is on your shoulders. if you have positive ease, it should just fall back into place. usually things ride up when they are too tight.

Allison said...

I really love the way the collar looks on this! That little echo stripe is a fantastic touch, too.

Jacey said...

I agree that the one blue stripe is a great choice. I love the split collar too; it's very stylish.

erica-knits said...

Ooh, that's really cute. Love the neckline change, it would look really nice over a jacket.

Kara said...

Ooh yes! Thanks for posting this. LOVE.

Tinklknit said...

I like this project. Simple pattern - great look.

CanarySanctuary said...

This is so pretty! What a great idea for a mod.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

I saw this pattern not so long ago, and I loved this mod too. I want to make an infinity scarf, maybe I'll make one of these instead!

Noas' Libellule said...

I noticed the pattern before, and this is a great version of it. I love that drak stripe - very classy!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Gosh! I have never seen a caplet that I've loved. I always think, 'cute, but how the hell do you wear that?!' - this I'm in love with. It's young and fun, which usually doesn't happen in a caplet. I'm loving it! Such a great job!

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Kristin said...

So cute!