rabbitiswise's projects
Ocean Blue Shalom
Finished
March 15, 2014
April 5, 2014
Project info
Ocean Blue Shalom
Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane
Knitting
Shona
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Malabrigo Yarn Worsted
4 skeins = 840.0 yards (768.1 meters), 400 grams
1475
Blue
Charlotte's Web in Exeter, New Hampshire
Notes

Just gave this as a gift to my sister-in-law and she loves it.

First time knitting with Malabrigo and it is SO soft. I’ve heard that it felts easily, so I made sure she knew to handle it gently when washing and drying.

My gauge with this yarn was 17st/24rows to 4 inches. Given the pattern gauge is different, I had to convert it.

I did a cable cast-on for the neck to keep it tight, casting on 88 stitches (as this boat neck has a tendency to be too wide).

After the first increase, I had 140 stitches. After the second, I had 174 stitches, and after the third, I had 221 stitches. I did the first increase at row 15, the next after 15 more rows, and the next after 15 more. I decided on a 6 stitch garter button band.

To get the right proportions for the long sleeves (which is different if you follow the pattern exactly - which gives a bit too much flair to the sleeves for then knitting them long), I knit 38, slipped 46 to scrap yarn, cast on 9, knit 79 back stitches, slipped 46 to scrap yarn, cast on 9 and knit 38.

I did a bit of waist shaping and ended up knitting to 19 inches from the start of the sleeves (as my sister-in-law has a long torso). Seeing it on her, I could have even gone another 1 or 2 longer. Rather than garter along the bottom edge, I did the same pattern as the top (twisted rib stitch).

The sleeves I did similar to Tea Leaves, knitting 4 inches, and then decreasing three times ever 14 rows. I opted for a 3/4 length sleeve to prevent them from being too long and having to be constantly pushed up (which anyone with young kids knows you have to do all the time). I did the same twisted rib detailing along the bottom edge of each sleeve.

viewed 584 times | helped 15 people
Finished
March 15, 2014
April 5, 2014
About this pattern
7146 projects, in 8005 queues
rabbitiswise's overall rating
rabbitiswise's clarity rating
rabbitiswise's difficulty rating
About this yarn
by Malabrigo Yarn
Aran
100% Merino
210 yards / 100 grams

143382 projects

stashed 78890 times

rabbitiswise's star rating
  • Originally queued: February 24, 2014
  • Project created: March 17, 2014
  • Finished: April 11, 2014
  • Updated: April 20, 2014