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!