Monday, February 11, 2013
Modification Monday: They'll Always Have Fresno
Original Pattern: Fresco Fair Isle Mitts
Knitter Extraordinaire: Eliza (Ravelry ID, blog)
Mods: Using the colourwork design form the mitt pattern, Eliza turned it into a hat and reversed the light and dark colourwork. More great details can be found on her project page, here.
What Makes This Awesome: I actually have this pattern and I didn't even recognize it when I saw this hat! This is one of the easiest ways to make a big change on the look of fair isle- reverse the light and dark yarns. It changes the contrast balance and often gives a stranded knit a whole new look. As for turning it into a hat, I love Eliza's solution with working the design to create an X with the diamond motif, and the decrease sections worked with the dark seam is perfection. It solves the problem of decreasing in a stranded pattern beautifully. This hat looks amazing!