Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Shalom Cardigan

My Shalom is done! Woo Hoo!!!! This was an incredibly fast knit. The yoke takes the longest to do because you knit or purl through the back loops. After that section, it is lots of stockinette, but in thicker yarn, so it moves pretty fast. I knit most of the body on Saturday afternoon at the store from 1-3. Really, seriously, it goes fast!

Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool
I used 1.25 skeins for this size.
US Needle: 10
Notions: 1 Button; 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Pattern: Shalom Cardigan (free in Ravelry)

The pattern is written for 32-34" bust. I rewrote this one to fit a 38-40" bust. If you sign up for the class, I'll help you adjust the pattern for your size. Thanks to Meghan for this great pattern. Here is a link to her blog: http://involvingthesenses.blogspot.com/

I also adjusted the pattern to have more conventional arm openings and although I worked the number of rows indicated in the pattern, my row gauge was tighter so it still came out the right length to fit my petite torso.

A note about the button:
I found this antique button at Tender Buttons in NYC several years ago.
It has been waiting around for just the right project. I just love the little shells on it.
The cardigan really reminded me of nature and I thought the button was perfect.

Class times:
Saturday, January 9th & 23rd from 1-3
Wednesday, January 6th & 20th from 1-3
Class fee is $30; Cascade Eco retails for $15/skein 1-2 skeins for most sizes;
yarn must be purchased at S&S if taking the class.


Carol said...

Looks great, G!

Anonymous said...

I love this. I think I'm going to have to make me one of these.

Thanks, Gina!