Monday, 18 February 2013

Modification Monday: No Hood Vivian


Original Pattern: Vivian

Knitter Extraordinaire: Olga (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the gauge, added short rows on the back for the shoulders, and changed the hood for a ribbed, mandarin-style collar. More details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: The original pattern is very pretty, but there is something about that fabulous little collar that makes this a real show-stopper! Using a slightly small gauge also helps this cardigan look very polished, and eliminating the hood emphasizes the streamlined shape of this great little cardigan. It's also clever to add the short rows to help with the shaping of the saddle-shoulder construction, for a smoother fit. Every mod Olga made is perfect!


9 comments:

Tejidos Turki said...

Está precioso. El tejido se ve compacto y muiy abrigador. Las trenzas son lindas y permiten que el tejido se entalle al cuerpo de la modelo. Felicitaciones !!

Sabrina said...

Wow!! That is so beautiful! I wish I was talented enough to come up with these kinds of mods or make a sweater fit me as well as that. Amazing!

Julie said...

Ooh, pretty! I always have trouble with hoods myself--they turn out too big, floppy, pointed, etc.--so it's nice to see this cardi sans hood.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous! A lovely pattern executed by a talented knitter, and the mandarin collar is a subtle detail that really makes this sweater a knockout.

Thanks, Julie, for another great idea-generating Modification Monday.

Farm Girl Hannah said...

This is gorgeous!!! Such a pretty color too - I like browns and greens.

Teresa said...

I love this sweater! Great mod :)

lollyknits.com said...

There's something almost matrix-y about this mod. Love it!

shakti said...

Oh my word - this is STUNNING. I think the collar was a great substitution. It looks professional. And expensive. And flattering. LOVE IT!

Tam said...

GORGEOUS! The picture at the top of the post makes me simultaneously want to go work out and cast on that sweater! The sweater and the model are a perfect match of fabulousness.