Monday, 30 May 2011

Modification Monday: Bellevue Cardigan

Original Pattern: Bellevue Cardigan (fingering weight)

Knitter Extraordinaire: Jane (blog, Ravelry ID)

Mods: Adjusted the length of the sleeves to make them much longer, while keeping the lace pattern. Details on how she did this are on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: I'm amazed at how changing one thing can change the look of a garment so much. I don't like short sleeved cardigans(the exception being capped sleeves) , but lengthening sleeves that have a lace detail in them can be a lot more challenging than just knitting a bit more length in the middle. Jane did a fantastic job lengthening with the lace, and the cardigan looks more chic and modern for it. Beautiful result!


Monique said...

Ha! It is Monday isn't it?! LOL! Still feels like the weekend. Yes I agree with you on that changing just the length of the sleeves really did make a big difference with this mod, even though she kept the same color. Still very pretty.

Siga said...

Very pretty. The mod is so minor, but it does change the look of the garment.

Evelyn said...

While the model wore this cardi dressed down with jean shorts, I can see it snazzing up a little tank dress. Nice details.

CanarySanctuary said...

That looks really cool. I dig. :)

Noas' Libellule said...

Looks good.