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A Twist on Twist

Lately, I've been seeing knitters who have taken patterns from the magazine and put their own signature on them, repurposing charts and seeing things differently, so I'd like to share a few.

 

Ysolda Teague's Little Birds chart is a popular option, destined to become a classic.  Not only have people played around with the colour combinations (personal fun favourite is a blackbirds on red version), but they've made other things incorporating the chart as well.  Here's the vest Jo (jojowheeler on ravelry) made for her darling son:

 

little_birds_vest
 

And the hat that weezalana made for her birdwatching Mother-in-Law:


little_birds_hat
 

and mittens Annika's (Annika72 on ravelry) knit as a way to swatch colour combinations with a purpose before she launched into the sweater as a whole.

 

mitts
 

Mary Ann Stephen's Sleepy Monkey Blanket is beginning to proliferate as well.  Here's a pillow Cathleen (ravelry link) knit in the pattern, monkeys on both sides, if you're asking. I hear a rumour there's a full blown baby sweater in the works with this one too.  I'd love to see that when it's done if that knitter is reading.

 

monkey_pillow
 

Speaking of baby sweaters, Aasa knit a sweater using Stephanie van der Linden's breathtaking sock pattern, Harika, to great effect.

 

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And last, but certainly not the least, is Chappy Mom Deb's fabulous blanket which she envisioned from Mari Muinonen's Sylvi pattern the moment she saw it in the magazine.

 

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Personally, I would love to have the time to knit a pair of Sylvi socks, toe up, choosing a 32 stitch wide section from the bigger chart, a couple of those irresistible flowers embracing the ankle, and I have even got the toe started in some stash Cherry Tree Hill, but my plate is full at the moment.  Perhaps these will come together for me sometime this summer.  In the meantime, feel free to play with the idea (or any other pattern repurposing) if you are so inclined, and send me a picture.