Monday, May 17, 2010
Modification Monday: Selbu Clochette
Original Pattern: Selbu Modern
Knitter Extraordinaire: Sarah (Rav id, Blog)
Mods: Began with a sweater hem-style brim, added tucks, and an additional colourwork chart on the edging. The crown was worked with the Selbu pattern.
What Makes This Awesome: Sarah fell in love with the lovely alpaca yarn first, and then couldn't resist the gorgeous colourwork of the Selbu Modern pattern. What I love about her solution was to not fight the drape-y fabric that the alpaca would create, and instead thought about the kind of shape that would work. Her gorgeous cloche is perfect. The style is amazing and flattering, and the tuck rows add texture and style. I absolutely love the result! there is a need for more hats with tucks, I think! She explains her mods (and how to do the tucks) on her blog post, which can be found here.