Monday, 21 February 2011

Modification Monday:



Original Pattern: Andrea's Shawl and Citron

Knitter Extraordinaire: Laila (Ravelry ID, Blog)

Mods: A gorgeous mashup of two beautiful shawl patterns, as Laila was on a quest to make a really amazing striped scarf that had the half moon shape of Citron, and the style of Andrea's Shawl. Omitted the ruffled sections of Citron, and thicker stripes throughout. One of them even had a different, customized lace trim. Fantastic details on how she made them can be found here and here, and even more here!

What Makes This Awesome: First of all, I'm blown away by how thorough and awesome her notes are, on all the links above. Both the red and navy striped shawls look drop dead gorgeous,and I love that she used another lace trim on the red striped one- it gives it a totally different look. Both of these shawls would be incredible to knit, and stunning wardrobe additions.

16 comments:

Noas' Libellule said...

OMG, these look gorgeous... The lace work is a great addition!

del said...

Wow, she did an incredible job. The lace is just beautiful.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

How much do I love those stripes?! They remind me of the striped cowl with buttons you had a few weeks ago that I've got on my mind. I'm in love!

ifandany said...

i love these! how fabulous!

Modisch Schreibt said...

I just added this to my queue. This is BEAUTIFUL.

Jacey said...

She really made a great version of two popular patterns. Thanks for sharing!

Hilary said...

I LOVE these shawls. I remember when I first saw them I was so impressed that she had enlarged Citron so much! That's a whooooole lot of stitches there at the end! But yes, the stripes and the lace at the end are SO neat...one of my favorite Citron modifications for sure.

Rachael said...

Navy AND stripes AND lace edging? I'm in!

sheepkins said...

i love the stripes and the lace together!!!

Kristen said...

Oh my! This is beautiful. I have made a few citrons and just this morning found Andrea's Shawl and purchased it. Never would I have imagined putting the two together, clever.

Kristi said...

I positively L.O.V.E it!!!! Putting on my "must knit" list... Which is getting longer... I better get to work! Thanks for sharing!

wildflowerwoolknits said...

Amazing! I love the lace edging on the blue striped shawl.

CanarySanctuary said...

Very cool. I love the stripes!

Alexandra said...

Wow! That's a beautiful combination of the two patterns!

I'm knitting my third Citron now and I said I wouldn't make another one and now I really want to knit this!!! :D Love the combination of stripes and lace!

elephantJuice said...

These are beautiful! Such a fantastic idea too!

artohline said...

Lovely! What a creative change. It turned out amazingly!