It’s getting chilly, and mitten weather is almost upon us- or depending on where you live, definitely up you! So this Modification Monday might get you inspired to think of some awesome mitten mods to knit this winter. Like mashing two different designs into one, like these adorable mittens: Original Patterns: Fiddlehead Mittens and Baa-ble
Original Pattern: Rhode Island Red Knitter Extraordinaire: Gardenlily (Ravelry ID) Mods: Modified the border for a turned hem, modified the eggs for a more oval shape and then put then eggs on the palm, and reversed the direction the hen was facing on one mitt so that both mitts have hens facing the thumb. Project
Original Pattern: Christmas in July Knitter Extraordinaire: Jenn (Ravelry ID) Mods: Worked her version in worsted weight rather than the original fingering, swapped out the adult yoke chart for the children’s one, and reversed the chart- as the original is intended to be knit top down, and she was knitting bottom-up. Full details can be
Original Pattern: Aesa Pullover and Graph 53 Latvian Mittens Knitter Extraordinaire: Tanya (Ravelry ID) Mods: Use the structure of the Aesa pullover, and the mitten chart from the Latvian mitten pattern, with all sorts of colours. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: This modification Monday is certainly a showstopper!
Original Pattern: Irisa Cowl Knitter Extraordinaire: Dorota (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Improvised a sweater pattern based on gauge, shoulders are constructed with the contiguous method, and moved the slipped stitch stripes a bit closer together. Project page can be found here. What Makes This Awesome: I always feel like smacking my own forehead when I
Original Pattern: Caramel Knitter Extraordinaire: Greta (Ravelry ID, blog ) Mods: Adjusted the gauge from DK to sportweight, and instead of the stripes, made up a beautiful fair isle stripe design instead. Project page can be found here. What Makes This Awesome: This is some pretty spectacular colourwork, I’m so blown away that Greta made
Original Pattern: Walk Along Knitter Extraordinaire: Frauke (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed out the solid colourblock at the hem for a lace design, and added it at the sleeves, as well. Overall longer sleeves and body, with added short rows at the back to have a subtle high-low hem. Details can be found on her project