Modification Monday: Misty Dissent

Original Pattern: Dissent and Misty Meadow

Knitter Extraordinaire: Joy (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Combined elements of two different shawls into one new shawl! Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: It sounds complicated to combine two different shawl patterns, but Joy did it brilliantly and made lots of common sense decisions to make the process easier. She began with one shawl pattern (starting with Dissent), and, knowing that the tricky part in combining patterns has to do with stitch number variances, didn’t worry about the exact stitch count. This worked brilliantly as much of the increasing was done in garter stitch, so it gave her more control over making it the size she wanted. When she was ready, she then switched to Misty Meadow, to knit the beautiful lace border. Doesn’t it look fantastic? There are so many great striping shawl patterns out now, wouldn’t it be interesting to try your hand at combining one with a different shawl pattern, and see what stunning new shawl you could knit up?

6 comments

  1. Duni   •  

    Well that’s just lovely and clever!

  2. Lisa   •  

    Great Idea! You never know what’s going to happen when you play with pattern combinations!

  3. Wanda   •  

    totally gorgeous! Great color choices – I think I would just feel happy every time I wore that! 🙂

  4. Stefanie   •  

    She did a great job. I know someone who you may want to feature on Modification Monday, Julie. She’s Dana or DWJ and she just posted on her blog a henley she had made from a cardigan pattern. I’ll put her blog post in the website window below.

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