Monday, 29 April 2013

Modification Monday: Rainbow Urchin

Original Pattern: Urchin

Knitter Extraordinaire: Olga (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Added eyelets and used a striping yarn for a lovely rainbow effect. Project page with great details can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: The original pattern is full of texture, but sometimes it's nice to mix it up and add something else, like eyelets, and stripes! Striping yarns  can add a lot of visual interest to a richly textured pattern like this, and the eyelets (which I especially love) underscore the lovely, dramatic shaping. The eyelets seem so at home in this modification, it's like they were a part of the original pattern. Perfection!