Monday, 29 June 2009

Modification Mondays: Shetland Not-So-Shorty

Original Pattern: Shetland Shorty Knitter Extraordinaire: Shannon (rav id: ShannonAnn ) Mods: turned this popular bolero into a fabulous vest What Makes This Awesome: I love the little Shetland Shorty Bolero, but seeing Shannon's fabulous modification, I'm just in awe- she stayed in keeping with the pattern of the garter tie band by knitting the body in the round with the garter stitch (details on her ravelry project page). That's the best part of a mod like this- it's so simple, yet completely changes the entire look and feel of the pattern. Result? A truly fabulous knit. And can I just say how much I love her yarn and colour choice? Gorgeous!! This one has been in my queue for ages, but I just haven't got around to knitting it yet (ahem, like so many things in my 100+ queue...).

9 comments:

Clumsy Knitter said...

Super cute! It certainly makes me think twice about making something I wouldn't normally have thought about. Thanks for sharing!

Siga said...

Got to love this yarn!!!

angelknits said...

Wow, what a beautiful vest! You have done such a great job on the modification and I love it so much better than the original! Now I am motivated to knit your version!
I also love how you make it so flattering on the waist line too!

petra said...

Great vest! Love the mods... very clever!

Rima said...

What a fantastic idea! It is just beautiful.

Hilary said...

That is so cool -- I never would have thought to make Shetland Shorty into a vest, but it looks great! How innovative!

beki said...

I love it!!

CanarySanctuary said...

I really dig this mod. I like the pairing of the garter with the original Shetland top. Very cute!

Monique said...

This looks great on you!