Monday, 30 July 2012

Modification Monday: Omelet Sunbrella



Original Pattern: Omelet

Knitter Extraordinaire: Yvonne (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Using the 4 gore shawl as a starting point, Yvonne doubled it up and added beads to create this stunning sumbrella. Project page with great details on her modification can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: First of all, I love the 'hey, I could do that!' approach that Yvonne had on transforming a shawl pattern into a parasol. Lace shawls are lovely, but there is something magical about this beautiful knit- doubling it up and adding beading and then adding all that loveliness to an umbrealla's mechanics is really the stuff of awesome, fearless knitting. I'm blown away.



17 comments:

PixieSam said...

Wow! I think that must be one of the most impressive - and beautiful - items you've ever featured as a Modification Monday. Stunning!

French Press Knits said...

Wowza! That is gorgeous and quite inventive.

Nicole said...

Wow, that is amazingly beautiful!

collegeknitting said...

Omg, that is just stunning!

krakel said...

Wow wow!

Kat said...

What an awesome idea! A bunch of white ones would be awesome for a wedding and a great gift for bridesmaids.

clotho30 said...

Wow! What will people think of next... It's beautiful!

Zenitude said...

That is one beautiful umbrella. I can't imagine the amount of time it took her to work it all out but the end product is stunning!

Voie de Vie said...

I do love this use of knit lace - this mod is great!

CJ said...

Congrads E! You do some of the most amazing work I've ever seen! As you can see, I'm not the only one! ;)

Nat at Made in Home said...

This is very clever and an amzing knit - not sure I would that this project on, but it does look beautiful!

Kristen said...

What a clever knitter! It's beautiful!

Allie @ Fiesta Cat Yarn said...

Incredible!! I love it! :) Inspires me to tackle something a little more challenging!

Anonymous said...

Wow this project is stunning, and a great example of a modification. I'll bet an item like this would be pretty expensive were it offered in a high-end botique.

Teresa (Virginia)

SusieQ100 said...

Wow! This is incredible! Congratulations on a Modification Most Impressive!!

Kat said...

It's wonderful. I've wanted to knit a parasol for some time now. I must say, though, that I'm almost as impressed by the fact that that is, I believe, a man modelling it!

Tracy Altieri said...

Just incredible!1