Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shalom Cardigan

This pattern is such a popular one, for good reason. There is something so intriguing about the yoke and the texture, and I learned about "knitting through the back loop" on this project. This is my first Shalom. I plan to do another. Shown after blocking. Blocking makes all the difference once again! Prior to blocking:

Shalom Cardigan knit on size 10 circs. This is a free pattern I found on Ravelry, by Meghan McFarlane. It was knit from the top down with no seaming required. I knit while holding the yarn double or double-stranding with Cascade 220 Heathers wool (4 skeins, and tad more). Mods: Added increases on body under arms and at waist. Added three more buttonholes than pattern. It hasn't been blocked yet, so needs some smoothing out, but had to try on when the buttons got put on. I love the yoke on this sweater. Love the color. And love that it is called Shalom....Peace!


choo choo knits said...

Hello Fabulous! I adore the color and the sweater looks SO cozy (even for a short sleeve!)

knittinwolf said...

Love it! It turned out wonderful and love the extra buttons! What a great sweater! Might have to go add this to my rav page!:)

tamara said...

Hi Jeannine!
Saw you finished Shalom; looks great on you. Wonderful colour!
What's next?

Noly's Nest.... said...

Wow, it looks so complicated. I am impressed

Peaches 'N Purls said...

Hey - I've got some yarn, you know, just "sitting around" and was thinking about making this. Do you think it could be modified to make the sleeves just a tad longer? Those cap sleeves always make me look like a space cadet!

Peaches 'N Purls said...

Nice work, by the way.