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Sea & Sky Shalom
Finished
September 24, 2011
October 3, 2011
Project info
Sea & Sky Shalom
Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane
Knitting
me
Sm/Med CO 83 st
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
664 yards
Dale Garn Falk
29 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 87.0 yards (79.6 meters), 37 grams
5664
Blue
April 16, 2011
Knit Picks Andean Silk
269 yards in stash
0.25 skeins = 24.0 yards (21.9 meters), 12 grams
84771
Green
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Knit Picks Andean Silk
none left in stash
0.25 skeins = 24.0 yards (21.9 meters), 12 grams
35262
Green
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Knit Picks Andean Silk
158 yards in stash
0.25 skeins = 24.0 yards (21.9 meters), 12 grams
Blue
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Knit Picks Cadena
83 yards in stash
0.25 skeins = 27.5 yards (25.1 meters), 25 grams
Blue
Knit Picks
April 17, 2010
Knit Picks Elegance
248 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 82.5 yards (75.4 meters), 37 grams
Blue
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September 12, 2009
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted
190 yards in stash
0.25 skeins = 27.5 yards (25.1 meters), 12 grams
49391
Green
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Malabrigo Yarn Rios
42 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 105.0 yards (96.0 meters), 50 grams
04 816
Blue-green
Tangled Purls
February 5, 2011
Malabrigo Yarn Worsted
53 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 157.5 yards (144.0 meters), 75 grams
3154
Yellow
Jimmy Beans Wool
January 15, 2011
Malabrigo Yarn Worsted
1103 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 105.0 yards (96.0 meters), 50 grams
2387
Yellow-green
Jimmy Beans Wool
January 15, 2011
Notes

Rhinebeck 2011 sweater.

I wanted to make the whole thing in bright yellow, but didn’t have enough yarn, so went to the stash. I was inspired by the colors in this yarn, Fleece Artist BFL Socks, which I absolutely love!

I was also inspired by the little weather thing on my computer at work. It displays these happy colors when the weather is good.

Just learned how to do the cable cast on. I like the finished look very much.

Elizabeth Zimmerman was a knitting genius! Her One Row Buttonhole is great. (Pg 80 in Knitter’s Almanac.) This is another new skill learned on this cardigan.

Modifications:

My gauge is 4 st/in. so casting on 83 stitches.

Divided and put sleeves on waste yarn. Division is:
k35, 42 on waste yarn, k59, 42 on waste yarn, k35.

I then added short rows to the back as suggested by others. I wasn’t sure how it would look with the stripes, but continued in Navy and it looks great! Added 8 rows.

When knitting the joining row, I cast on 10 stitches under the arms in yellow, placing a marker after 5 co stitches. The rest of the row was knit in navy.

Increases to make a subtle A-Line: Increased before and after stitch markers on row 3 of body. After that, increases were only on the front (1 increase before the 1st marker and 1 after the 2nd marker), on rows 11,19,27,39 & 51.

At the bottom, did about 13 rows of the twisted rib in Azul Profundo, then 9 rows garter in navy.

10/3/11 -all done now except for binding off one sleeve and all the finishing work. Whew!!!

10/5/11 Blocking!!!

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September 24, 2011
October 3, 2011
 
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  • Originally queued: April 9, 2011
  • Project created: August 18, 2011
  • Finished: October 17, 2011
  • Updated: December 30, 2012
  • Progress updates: 34 updates