Monday, 7 January 2013

Modification Monday: Xeni

Original Pattern: Xeni

Knitter Extraordinaire: Trish (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: In order to make a smaller shawl, Trish completed the first two charts only, then knit 4 rows of garter stitch before binding off. The resulting shawl is more cresent shaped than triangular.  Project page can be found here.

What Make This Awesome: When I contacted Trish about featuring her beautiful shawl, she told me it had a lot of special memories for her, as it was purchased on her first vacation away from her family. She went with a good friend to Nova Scotia and had a wonderful time, and commemorated their trip with skeins of yarn. As Trish said in her email, "Everything about the yarn, the city, the project, the trip, will always hold a special place in my heart." Talk about a special knit! This was modified to be a bit smaller than the original pattern, as she didn't have quite enough yarn and wanted it to be a single skein project. I always try to pick up holiday yarn when on vacation, because whatever I knit it into, it does remind me of that trip. Trish's shawl is a great reminder that you can totally customize your knit so that the FO is as unique as your vacation.


Evelyn said...

What a beautiful sentiment. I try to do the same whenever I travel ... yarn to remember where I've been and a snow globe! ; )