Monday, June 22, 2009
Modification Mondays: ekt1184's Elaine Blouse
Original Pattern: Elaine's Blouse by Cecily Glowik MacDonald Knitter Extraordinaire: Erin (Ravelry id: ekt1184) Mods: mini cables down the front instead of the lace pattern. What Makes This Awesome: When I first saw this pattern, I absolutely loved it- the old fashioned detail of buttons down the back, and the flattering shape. but I didn't like the idea of open lace down the front, over the bust. I know I could just wear a camisole, but it still just turned me off somehow. And so I never made it. But Erin's mod is perfect- the mini cable design that she used instead of the lace gives this blouse the kind of opaque coverage I'd want from a sweater, and the design down the front is in perfect keeping with the old fashioned feel of the design- it doesn't feel out of place, or even look like a mod- that's how good it looks. I want to make a sweater just like this now!