Monday, 1 April 2013

Modification Mondays: Buttoned Ashby Cowl


Original Pattern: Ashby

Knitter Extraordinaire: Emily (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Upsized the gauge with super bulky yarn, Cast on far fewer stitches and did three and a half pattern repeats. Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: Emily has done something that I wish I had thought of ages ago- turned a large shawl that required over 700 yards of yarn into a quick cowl that was less than 200 yards and a weekend's worth of knitting. Genius! Like a great accessory pattern but don't have enough yarn? Start thinking about ways to shrink it down and still keep the great details that drew you to the pattern in he first place. I love this cowl- it's rich in texture, gorgeous, and such a clever idea that I'm totally smitten.


5 comments:

Allison said...

That looks so comfortable and warm. Great modification!

Lise said...

I agree, so lovely. It's now in my queue :)

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Stephanie said...

Looks similar to a scarf I'm working on now, but I love the twisty lines! Should have thought of this modification; quicker than a scarf for sure!

littleblackdogsa said...

So very beautiful, I love it. I think I also need to make it for winter, it will be stunning!