Monday, 8 February 2010

Modification Monday: Spring Birch Leaf Socks

 Original Pattern: Birch Leaf Socks


Knitter Extraordinaire: inglesidebelle (Rab id, Blog)


Mods: Changed sizing, and the lace columns on the back of the leg to the yarn over lace from Sensational Socks (see below); and change the leaves on the toe portion to finish with three leaves, including one pointing towards the toes, which she adapted from the Leafy Mitts pattern.

What Makes This Awesome: The yarn over lace at the back is a great little touch, but I'm even more impressed with the toe modification. I have to admit, as much as I adore Nancy Bush and think she is genius, I wasn't crazy about how the two leaves in the original pattern kind of made the foot look funny. The elegant solution of the third leaf totally solves that- and doesn't it just look as though this is the way it was meant to be? A beautifully organic modification, and one heck of a gorgeous sock!

6 comments:

Eli Boo! said...

That's really pretty :)
I love your blog, it's very colorful. I'm a new knitter and came across your blog while browsing.

marylove said...

you did a GREAT job on the socks! i love the color!

Julie said...

They are great socks, but they aren't mine- they belong to this talented knitter: inglesidebelle (rav name)

Michele said...

Very pretty socks. The color is perfect for them. And I agree with you - the third leaf on the toe makes these socks look so much better. Great mods!

Trish said...

That's just amazing - what a talented knitter she is!

CanarySanctuary said...

You're totally right on there - I love that toe-mod!