Monday, September 20, 2010
Modification Monday: Coppertop
Original Pattern: Safire
Knitter Extraordinaire: Alicia (Rav Id)
Mods: Stopped front increases early to shorten the waist, adjusted the collar with additonal short rows to flatter her shoulders and bring in the neckline, and adjusted the button band.
What Makes This Awesome: We all have different body types, and not every garment is going to suit your figure. But that's what's really awesome about knitting- you're in control. Alicia took a gorgeous pattern that wasn't quite right for her body type originally, but she tweaked it and made modifications to turn it into the perfect fit. Shortening the waist kept the cropped cardi appeal, and narrowing the neckline meant a cardigan that would stay on her shoulders. And just look at the result- utterly gorgeous. And Alicia looks perfect in it. Details on exactly how she did her modifications can be found on her project page here.