Monday, 15 August 2011

Modification Monday: Un-Iced



Original Pattern: Iced

Knitter Extraordinaire: Isabelle (Ravelry ID, Blog, Podcast)

Mods: Changed the gauge and added length to turn a cozy cardigan into a cuddly knitted jacket. Project page is here.


What Makes This Awesome: I don't think it ever would have occurred to me how wonderfully simple this modification could be- knitting a cardigan at a super bulky gauge and making it longer to turn it into a chic knitted jacket. Plus, the super bulky gauge emphasizes the great texture of the garter stitch borders. This looks gorgeous as a jacket! And I don't yet have a knitted jacket for the crisp fall and spring days- maybe I'll have to make an Un-iced, too!
 


10 comments:

Gynx said...
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Gynx said...

I love the mods on this! It looks great!

Jacey said...

I would never think of this, either. Lovely!

Hilary said...

The garter stitch looks gorgeous in that bulky yarn!

margaux said...

oooh this is one of my favorites, such a simple and ingenious mod!

ifandany said...

i actually like the fit of the bulky better than the original. and there is something so cozy about knit jackets! ooh, i'm imagining it in red, with some brown toggles....

1funkyknitwit said...

Looks great !
I haven't seen Iced before either in this version or the original. I like the bulky knit it does show off the garter stitch off nicely.

CanarySanctuary said...

Yet another bulky yarn knit that I love!!

Isabelle said...

Thank you Julie for featuring my jacket, and thanks everyone for the lovely comments! This was my third knitting project, and I really enjoyed it. I wear this jacket a lot - very cosy :)

Maryse said...

It looks so comfortable and I love how it's styled!