Marisa W. of Fulton, Maryland knit her version of the #99 Flutter-Sleeved Blousy Cardigan (a top-down design!) in Elsebeth Lasvold Cool Wool in color #7 Hemp. She made a few mods.
"I fell in love with the design because of the cabled neckline, sleeve shape and beautiful lace panels, but I didn't know if the blousy middle was the best for my figure.
I just had to knit this, though, so I decided to make it non-blousy. All I did was add a little waist shaping and eliminate the decreases before the waistband.
This sweater was such a pleasure to knit, and the pattern was very well-written and easy to follow. I love the way the flutter sleeves came out - just the right amount of flutter! I used a 50% wool, 50% cotton yarn so I could wear it throughout all of the seasons.
And thank you, Marisa, for sharing your mods and comments on this pattern! It's been a great-selling pattern and because of it's top-down design, has been easy to adjust!
Here's what my sample version looked like (see blow). See how different it is witb the alpaca blend and the blousy body shape gathered at the waist with a slightly cropped length?
Really shows you how a few adjustments to a great baseline pattern can make it perfect for you!
Looks great buttoned at the top and in the middle and you chose a very versatile color.