Monday, 25 March 2013
Modification Monday: Fair Isle Abalone
Original Pattern: Abalone
Knitter Extraordinaire: fiftysevendegrees
Mods: Added long sleeves, waist shaping, adjusted the fronts to meet for a button-front cardigan, and added a fair isle motif. Great details on the mods can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: Abalone is lovely, but it's pretty much a decorative shrug. Adding the sleeves makes it way more practical, and turning it into a button-front cardigan provided an opportunity for waist shaping to enhance the new shape of the modified sweater. And the fair isle detail is smart, it emphasizes the waist and a little extra fun at the sleeves. A gorgeous cardigan!