Monday, 22 February 2010

Modification Monday: Unconsecrated Nutkins


Original Pattern: Nutkin


Knitter Extraordinaire: Carrie (Rav id)

Mods: Carrie heavily modified the pattern, keeping only the hemmed cuff and a similar stitch pattern. Everything else is different! She mirror-flipped the pattern charts for symmetry, modified the stitch pattern to eliminate the yarn over holes, added stitches to make a slightly larger size, changed the heel flap to eye of partridge, altered the toe pocket to be more rounded and kitchenered it shut.

What Makes This Awesome: Nutkins are already a lovely sock pattern, but I really admire Carrie's carefully revamped Nutkin. The mods are subtle and striking, all to create the kind of sock that she would enjoy wearing and knitting. I'm a bit of a sucker for eye of partridge heels (and linen stitch heels), and it's great to see such a thorough modification of a pattern that is still recognizably a Nutkin. Project page, including lots of great details on the modifications, can be found here.

2 comments:

Hilary said...

Yeah, that's pretty awesome. Those socks are perfect! Gorgeous color, too.

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks for the sock mod post - having recently become enamoured with said garment, I'm all on the lookout for modding possibilities!