Monday, 6 June 2011

Modification Monday: Corrie Fair Isle Mitts


Original Pattern: Corrie Fair Isle Vest


Knitter Extraordinaire: Caroline (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Took the colourwork chart from the vest pattern and made fair isle fingerless mitts instead. Details, including a great chart for the thumb gusset, can be found on her project page here.

What Makes This Awesome: Caroline is back on Mod Mondays with another gorgeous take on turning a big colourwork project into a smaller one. I'm so impressed are how well she scaled down the pattern, and the thumb gusset in the pattern is fantastic. Smaller colourwork projects are a great way to try out fair isle without the commitment of a huge project. And I love stranded mitts! They are beautiful.


10 comments:

hot pink socks said...

OMG! Loved the vest and now love the gloves!!!

ifandany said...

oooh... i do love me some fair isle. and what a great color scheme!

Evelyn said...

I've not done fair isle before and this inspires me to give it a try since I can probably manage the smaller scale. Great colors, too!

1funkyknitwit said...

Your colour scheme is lovely - they look beautiful !

I love colourwork but like you mentioned the commitment is rather daunting so accessories are the perfect amount of knitting to commit to :D

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful, they are so awesome! Love the photo too.

Noas' Libellule said...

Love the combination of colours!

CanarySanctuary said...

Wow, so pretty!

N said...
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N said...

Lovely color scheme, and a much more realistic fair isle project for those of us who don't love knitting with two yarns :)

Also, I saw this while browsing Ravelry and thought I'd nominate it for a future Modification Monday spot :)

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/uncia/shifting-sands-scarf

(Edited to fix some grammar!!!)

Monique said...

What a great idea! The colors she used for these mitts are gorgeous!