Sunday, October 28, 2007

Perfect Paula -- the original and the copy

In a few comments, some of you wondered what the original vintage sweater on which I based Perfect Paula's cardigan looked like. The original, which was bought probably 30 years ago or more, is this tan one:

Below is the copy. You can see that I changed some of the cable patterns, making one snake cable into a honeycomb, and the leaves into diamond and bobbles. The original is more cropped and is blocked out a lot more so that it has a boxier shape, but in fact the measurements are pretty much the same, aside from longer armholes at the request of Paula:

Now that it's getting colder, it's fun to take lovely sweaters out of storage and look forward to wearing them!


nicole said...

Oh my goodness, how absolutely lovely. They're both sooo lovely. And how clever of you to figure out how to copy and modify the original.

Any chance of you posting the pattern?

nicole said...

Whoops, sorry, I'm new to your blog and didn't realize you had posted the pattern already. That is so amazing.

Perfect Paula, here I come!!!

Nina BF said...

Really wonderful work! And what a job to copy it. Amazing!