Shalom Cardigan

25 Feb

Knitting a sleeveless cardigan in the round and having to do a minimal amount of seaming, and voila, I have a brand new sweater in less than a week’s time of evening knitting.

I made the Shalom Cardigan, pattern by Meghan McFarlane, using 3.5 balls of Reynold Lopi.  I have never knit with Icelandic wool before and was surprised at how coarse it is. I have way too much of this yarn since I mistakenly ordered a ton of it for a sweater I have yet to make all because there was a misprint in the pattern.  By the time I noticed, it was too late to return or exchange the yarn.  Needless to say, I’m sure you’ll be seeing future projects using this same yarn in this exact same colorway.

This pattern was so easy to follow.  I opted to add three buttons instead of the one.  I added button holes, I think,  on rows 20 and 33 (I don’t have my notes in front of me).  I also made the sweater a bit longer by knitting a few extra st st rows before the garter stitch trim.  Since the sweater was knit from the top down, I was able to keep trying it on to see when I should stop adding more rows to lengthen the sweater.  My only complaint is that the arm holes are a bit too big.  If I were to knit the cardigan again, I would cast off fewer stitches for the arm holes.

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4 Responses to “Shalom Cardigan”

  1. Este February 25, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    Looks great! What a good use of extra Lopi. Isn’t this sweater the best? So gratifying. I knit one on a trip to PA. 🙂

    • bobble February 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

      I knew a friend had knit this sweater. I just couldn’t remember. 😉 I love the purple one you knit last fall!

  2. sajbat February 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    This has been in my rav queue for ages–now I’ll have to move it up! Looks awesome!

  3. Kristina February 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    This looks great!

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