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!


Rochelle New said...

Wow that's a seriously gorgeous sweater! I love it!

Nicole said...

Really cute :)

Hilary said...

I would never guess that sweater was based on Abalone. Abalone is a gorgeous sweater to begin with...and this mod is just fantastic!

szyleczko said...

I would like to have one!