Monday, 11 January 2010
Modification Monday: Knitter's Bella
Original Pattern: Bella's Mittens
Knitter Extraordinaire: Isabelle (Rav id, shared blog)
Mods: changed the ribbing/stockinette/cabled mittens into seed stitch and cabled arm warmers. They were knitted flat instead of in the round. Project page, with full details how to duplicate her mods, can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: I love these armwarmers. I think they are a wonderful take on the pattern for two major reasons: the length and the stitch. The over-the-elbow length adds a bit of drama and more style than the typical armwarmer. And as demonstrated in the photo, they can easily be scrunched down for a more casual, slouchy look that is only covering the forearm. Then there is the seed stitch- such amazing texture!