Monday, June 29, 2009
Modification Mondays: Shetland Not-So-Shorty
Original Pattern: Shetland Shorty Knitter Extraordinaire: Shannon (rav id: ShannonAnn ) Mods: turned this popular bolero into a fabulous vest What Makes This Awesome: I love the little Shetland Shorty Bolero, but seeing Shannon's fabulous modification, I'm just in awe- she stayed in keeping with the pattern of the garter tie band by knitting the body in the round with the garter stitch (details on her ravelry project page). That's the best part of a mod like this- it's so simple, yet completely changes the entire look and feel of the pattern. Result? A truly fabulous knit. And can I just say how much I love her yarn and colour choice? Gorgeous!! This one has been in my queue for ages, but I just haven't got around to knitting it yet (ahem, like so many things in my 100+ queue...).