Monday, 11 January 2010

Modification Monday: Knitter's Bella




Original Pattern: Bella's Mittens

Knitter Extraordinaire: Isabelle (Rav id, shared blog)

Mods: changed the ribbing/stockinette/cabled mittens into seed stitch and cabled arm warmers. They were knitted flat instead of in the round. Project page, with full details how to duplicate her mods, can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: I love these armwarmers. I think they are a wonderful take on the pattern for two major reasons: the length and the stitch. The over-the-elbow length adds a bit of drama and more style than the typical armwarmer. And as demonstrated in the photo, they can easily be scrunched down for a more casual, slouchy look that is only covering the forearm. Then there is the seed stitch- such amazing texture!

11 comments:

del said...

Those are really cute. Love the mods she made.

elliebelle said...

Wow, lovely! :) Now I really want to make this pattern - but I think I may have to do this version. Thanks for showcasing it.

Anna said...

These are fabulous and I agree, the over the elbow bit makes them particularly gorgeous!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

So pretty! I was thinking of doing these with a flip top mitten, but now I know they don't need them. They will be a great way to work in cropped, 3/4 sleeved jackets once it starts getting warm again!

Hilary said...

Those are SO COOL. Ack, I want some now!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Love this idea!

Phoe said...

Those are so cool! Too bad I can't knit with bulky yarn. :(

Rainy Daisy said...

I have to admit, I love the whole outfit, including the fistful of knitting needles.

Maryse said...

You are THE modification hunter! Always catch something great! Wow! I love this weekly post!

CanarySanctuary said...

I love theses too - I'm definitely an armwarmer kind of lass.

mildawg said...

They look so soft and cozy!