Monday, 21 September 2009

Modification Mondays: Shrug for Daughter

Original Pattern: Amber Beaded Cardigan

Knitter Extraordinaire:
Candace (Rav Id)

Turned the lovely and long tie-front cardigan into a perfect little shrug for her daughter. eliminated the length, and used the lace trim around the hem, to match the neckline and sleeves.

What Makes This Awesome: Candace's shrug take on the cardi is such a great example of a well-chosen modification for a pattern. The original cardi has a different stitch section below the bust closure, so it was simple enough to only knit the shrug portion. I also think the beads are a gorgeous match for the yarn she chose. so many cardigans would make excellent shrugs or boleros, and take a significantly smaller quantity of yarn. I'm a little surprised that more people haven't knitted this pattern-it's free, and a really pretty cardi. Project page is here.


Allyson said...

Those sleeves are so pretty! What amazing bead detail. Candace has one lucky daughter :)

Hilary said...

Very cute! And a great way to use yarn if you don't happen to have enough for a full sweater. I love those beads, too.

Maryse said...

Absolutely pretty! Great transformation!

the Lady said...

I agree, a great mod. How do you find your Mod Monday knits anyhow?

del said...

That is adorable! The little beads just make it perfect. Great job!

Teresa said...

This is mega-cute! Love the way the beads look on this pretty project!