Monday, January 25, 2010
Modification Monday: Swallowtail-Ish
Original Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl and Ishbel
Knitter Extraordinaire: Lauren (Rav Id, Blog)
Mods: Combined the simple stockinette of the Ishbel shawl with the lily of the valley lace edging from the Swallowtail shawl.
What Makes This Awesome: What would happen if you took two of the most popular and most knitted shawl patterns out there, and created a hybrid? This is the perfect combination of the best aspects of each shawl that made them so popular- most people love the look of the lily of the valley lace edging (although actually knitting laceweight nupps is a totally different story), and most people love the beautiful simplicity of Ishbel, with it's stockinette and lace lace edging. The beauty of the Ishbel pattern is that it lends itself so well to using other lace edgings, for those who feel like mixing it up. Just look at the gorgeous results!!