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Bicolor shalom

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February 13 2011
March 3 2011
Project info
Bicolor shalom
Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane
Needles & yarn
7.0 mm
463 yards
Katia Suyana
82 yards in stash
4 skeins = 328.0 yards (299.9 meters), 200 grams
O Telar
December 2010
Mondial Vento
135 yards in stash
2.5 skeins = 135.0 yards (123.4 meters), 125 grams

I started this project trying to do a different shalom. I decided to use two different yarns to give it a bicolour look and used some modifications of the pattern found in ravelry. When searching I found some colourful shaloms already in ravelry, the one of krista2318 or the Noro version of craftzone.

I am no yet satisfied with the size of the sleeves, I will adjust it better if I ever repeat the pattern. The major modifications made were those seen on the project by of Hapichick:

  • increased 10 st at the cast on.
  • skipped two rows in each ribbing section
  • added 2 more buttonholes
  • adjusted the number of bindoff and cast on stitches for the armpits (will detail it later)
  • adjusted shape so that it can close in the front.

I am thinking on doing a new version, more fitted, similar to that of Nordly, with the lace central pattern of Hapichick or even the coat version of firebrunette.

Finished on 3rd of March of 2010. I am quite satisfied with the result although if I ever do it again I would probably cast on even less stitches under the armpits.

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February 13 2011
March 3 2011
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by Katia
35% Wool, 20% Alpaca, Nylon
82 yards / 50 grams
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by Mondial
55% Acrylic, 45% Merino
60 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: February 10, 2011
  • Project created: February 21, 2011
  • Finished: March 2, 2011
  • Updated: April 16, 2012
  • Progress updates: 2 updates