Sunday, May 17, 2009

FO: Shalom Cardigan

Shalom Cardigan is finally finished! I remember trying this last year with Bernat Softee Chunky and I wasn't loving the yarn, so it got frogged. But I tried again using different mods and a wonderful yarn that I wish I had bought more of when I had the chance. I had a hard time capturing the true color of the yarn, but the last picture (from Little Knits) shows it perfectly.

// Warning...this post is highly picture-intensive.

Pattern: Shalom Cardigan by Involving the Senses
Yarn: Uruguay Chunky in Sage Green (#113)
Amount: ~ 7.5 balls
Needles: US 9 and 10.5
Mods: Used Ishi's mods. Lengthened to 22" before blocking. Came out to be 24" after blocking. Picked up 52 sts around sleeves using smaller needles and did 10 rows of garter stitch.

* Happy

* Side

* Back

* Front and center (but a little overexposed due to sunlight)

* Sleeves

* Flat

* Buttons! If they look familiar, it's because they're the yellowish-green version of my red Juliet buttons. 1 1/8" and from .

* I love that green!


irishcream06 said...

wow,thats a fab cardigan, I love it!!!

Siga said...

This looks wonderful on you! Definitely a very successful FO. Congrats!

Philigry said...

i love this on you! that one is on my to do list. that color is great.

Girl Kae said...

Great colour! and your knitting is soooo neat !

Jasmine's Mommy said...

Looks grat on you. I love the length! The buttons are perfect for this cardi. :)
PS Thank you for the link to the knitting needles!

betty said...

That's a really nice shalom! I've been considering putting the pattern in my queue for a while.

I responded to your show rows question in the comments of my blog

Journeying Five said...

I love this cardigan, you did a great job and the colour is great on you!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! I'm just going through Ravelry right now trying to pick out my first sweater and a yarn that I can afford! There aren't too many options....

Sway Knits said...

I've seen this cardi before and I never thought about it, but it looks fabulous! I might have to copy! Also, that color green is really lovely.