Monday, 10 May 2010

Modification Mondays:


Original Pattern: Citron

Knitter Extraordinaire: Deb (Rav Id)

Mods: Used 4 different yarns in a combination of tones and fibers, added beading to some sections, and used different stitch patterns for some of the bands. Project page, including details and stitches used, can be found here.
What Makes this Awesome: The beads! The stitches! the different yarns all within the same colour group! This is a rare occasion when I've actually knit the pattern being modified, and I'm so jealous I didn't think of this idea first! The original pattern is wonderful, and judging by the thousands of FOs, I'm not the only one who feels this way. It's a very straightforward pattern that leads to perfect-for-everyone, and straightforward patterns often lend themselves to infinite versatility. Using different yarns AND using different stitch patterns (plus beads, people!) means that you could have a whole wardrobe of these, with different colours, fibers, stitch patterns, and anything else that strikes your fancy. The result is a stunning accessory, and one that is truly all your own.

11 comments:

Lulla said...

I love it! So beautiful!

Jacki said...

Oooohhh... That's gorgeous!

yarnandyarns said...

Stunning. Citron is my queue -- thanks to this post, it might just be next on the needles.

juniperjune said...

beautiful, thanks for sharing! i've been thinking about making citron for awhile, and i'm glad to have these ideas for modifying it now!

Hilary said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE THIS! It has been SO cool seeing all the different Citron variations, and this has to be one of the best. The beads, the lace, the different yarn textures...awesome.

adriene said...

What a lovely version! It looks so elegant and fun! Well done!

Allison said...

Beautiful!

Noas' libellule said...

Genius! Would have also made the pattern less boring at the end!

del said...

How gorgeous. It looks so soft and elegant...the colors are just perfect.

weezalana said...

That is gorgeous! I toyed with this exact same idea, using different stitch patterns for Citron. Looks like someone else got to it first - and she did a gorgeous job!

Karin said...

Wow. Wish I could find an adjective that would adequately express how gorgeous this is.