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Hey Twistfans! Carly here. I'm introducing a new feature that you'll see on the blog now and again, where we take a look at how knitters have adapted some of our patterns to suit their needs. Let us know what you think about this idea on Facebook or Twitter!


We're kicking off this series with a pattern that has been adapted in really creative ways; Barbara Gregory's beautiful mitten pattern Perianth.




It was Barbara who sent me links to some of these projects, and we decided to show them to all of you! She told me that when she was designing these mittens, she imagined them as if cut from patterned fabric. The section between the thumb opening and the beginning of the decreases at the top was already a seamless repeat, so it wasn't a stretch to turn the chart into a repeating design. It's amazing that some knitters have recognized the potential and created new types of projects that show off the pattern.

Small changes can have a really big impact, and make your handmade objects uniquely yours. Here are a few projects that made clever tweaks to this pattern.

Ravelry user LeeRizzo made these fingerless, and they look super cute!


fingerless perianth


Consuelala flipped the MC and CC for the second mitten, making a fraternal pair that I just adore.


fraternal pair


yarnstarved added mongrammed and braided cuffs for a truly customized pair.


custom cuffs



This second set of knitters thought way outside the box. They looked at the charts of this pattern and saw some seriously innovative possibilities.


Neufriesin did a mash-up of Perianth and a pattern for a baby vest, and came out with delightful results.


baby vest



Pinneguri made this remarkable blanket.


folded blanketblanket


Many knitters have since followed suit, making amazing blankets using similar techniques, and an expanded version of the chart that Barbara has made available to those who purchase the mitten pattern. MrsSophie decided to dial up the intensity of the color palette




Last, but certainly not least is puenktchen, who made one of the most stunning sweaters I have ever seen, starting with this chart as inspiration. Can you beleive this began as a mitten pattern?




These projects all began with the same pattern, isn't that amazing? Thank you knitters, for being so creative, and showing me time and time again that pretty near anything is possible.


Perianth original