Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shalom Cardigan

I had this one skein of Ecological Wool that I received as a gift and I wanted to make something with it. The Shalom Cardigan was a perfect use for it, so last week I knit the Shalom Cardigan (Ravelry link) by Meghan McFarlane, It is a beautiful sweater and a really quick knit. I followed Hapichick's modifications. I made covered buttons out of a plaid fabric I had in my stash.

It was really hard to photograph the sweater today. The photographer (Who, by the way, turned sixteen and got his permit last week!) was more interested in other things on his day off. The lighting wasn't very good either. But trust me it is very pretty in person. I think I might wear it on Thanksgiving Day.


Pattern: Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane using Hapichick's modifications.

Yarn: CascadeYarns Ecological Wool - 1 skein - 478 yards

Needle: Us 10 circular needle

Notes: I cast on the extra 10 stitches at the yoke. I shortened the yoke ribbing by two rows in each section. I added three button holes. I did seven repeats of the leaf pattern for the front. I used the size 10 needle for the sleeves. I did two repeats of the pattern on each sleeve followed by three rows of the twisted rib used on the yoke and then bound off in the pattern. I would have made the sleeves longer, but was afraid I would run out of yarn. I probably could have added a few more rows of ribbing, but I really didn't have much yarn left.

I love it!



10 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks beautiful and very comfortable....great for the holidays!

elliebelle said...

Really pretty! I want to make this sweater - every one I see is so wonderful! :)

Philigry said...

ahhh! i love it too, and I just might copy you! I have one hank of eco wool left, and love this variation that you did (i saw it on ravelry too.)
It looks great on you! what a fun knit. i think it will be perfect for thanksgiving.

kim said...

That's really cute! Wow, your photographer is really growing up! Congrats to him; he must be so excited.

sweetp said...

gorgeous

amanda said...

I can see why you love it! I love what you did with the buttons too! You really have an eye for detail and finish things off beautifully.

TLCknits said...

Very pretty!.. I just love Eco wool!

a friend to knit with said...

absolutely fabulous!!!

a friend to knit with said...

........and it would be super cute layered with a long sleeve shirt.
i think you should wear it on thanksgiving!!!

Jane said...

Very pretty! I've been thinking of making this. Nice job!