Monday, 25 January 2010

Modification Monday: Swallowtail-Ish



Original Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl and Ishbel

Knitter Extraordinaire: Lauren (Rav Id, Blog)

Mods: Combined the simple stockinette of the Ishbel shawl with the lily of the valley lace edging from the Swallowtail shawl.

What Makes This Awesome: What would happen if you took two of the most popular and most knitted shawl patterns out there, and created a hybrid?  This is the perfect combination of the best aspects of each shawl that made them so popular- most people love the look of the lily of the valley lace edging (although actually knitting laceweight nupps is a totally different story), and most people love the beautiful simplicity of Ishbel, with it's stockinette and lace lace edging. The beauty of the Ishbel pattern is that it lends itself so well to using other lace edgings, for those who feel like mixing it up. Just look at the gorgeous results!!




8 comments:

Ibunnysavetroy said...

love it. I actually liked knitting nupps, but I did have addi lace my first time doing it!

sakurasnow said...

Wow, this is beautiful! The filigree pattern is wonderful, and I love the warm, earthy tones.

Hilary said...

Two great tastes that taste great together! The combo works perfectly. And what a wonderful idea if you happen to already have an Ishbel, love the style, but want something a little different.

Angelknits said...

I have never thought of this brilliant idea! It's gorgeous and I love it!!

Thanks for sharing, Julie!

CanarySanctuary said...

I love this hybrid! What a great idea to combo two shawls that way.

Allison said...

And that color is just an amazing choice to go with it! What a great find.

Dani said...

It's gorgeous! Great colours that you used!

mildawg said...

Awesome combination. Thanks for sharing!