Monday, 14 May 2012

Modification Monday: Green Liesl Pullover

Original Pattern: Liesl

Knitter Extraordinaire: Elizabeth (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Revamped the cardigan into an opaque pullover, while still keeping the lace detail at the yoke, hem, and cuffs. Project page with fantastic details can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: A challenge in wearing lace sweaters is that something needs to be worn underneath. This is a clever adaptation, which still has the lace detail at the yoke, hem and sleeves, but also a wonderful textured stitch through the body that really enhances to lace. Stockinette is often the quick and easy solution, but I love how Elizabeth chose to use an excerpt of the feather and fan lace, and omitted the yos. The result is truly beautiful.


Jacey said...

Ingenious! It's a lovely sweater.

dclulu said...

That's lovely! Not only does it make it opaque but it eliminates the open front aspect -- and as someone who wears far more pullovers than cardigans, I appreciate that!

Anonymous said...

Love it! It's better than the original pattern I'd say.

CanarySanctuary said...

Great mod. I usually like a pull over more than a cardi!