Modification Monday: Field of Poppies

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Original Patterns: Paper Dolls and Catkin

Knitter Extraordinaire: Caroline (Ravelry ID

Mods: Used Paper Dolls as a pullover template, and incorporated the colourwork and texture of Catkin. Project page, with great details and notes, can be found here

What Makes This Awesome:  This is one of those jaw-dropping projects that just works.  Caroline’s conversion of the original shawl into a knitted tee is a striking example of a great pattern mash up. The edging of the original shawl looks flawless as a sweater yoke, and truly do look like poppies. The texture has great textured stripes that are very flattering when incorporated in a pullover, and Caroline notes that the fabric has a lot of stretch-which is exactly what you want in a garment.  I am so in love with this project, I want to knit one just like it!

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  1. Michelle Nussey   •  

    Love! This looks so amazing! Perfect for the upcoming warm weather that I am SURE will be here… any day now… hopefully?
    Julie, where do you find these awesome mods? I absolutely love seeing them every week. It’s my bright spot on a Monday morning.

  2. Wanda   •  

    this is so beautiful! What a great modification, as always – Modification Monday is about the only think I look forward to on Monday mornings!!

  3. Marta   •  

    I swear, I was going to send this project to you, in hopes it would be a Mod Monday. It is so, so fabulous! Glad you found it without me because it’s been a busy week. 😉

  4. Caroline   •  

    Thank you so much for this great compliment! It was a very fun project to knit and not very complicated. Really really fun and enjoyable.

    Again merci beaucoup!

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