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.