Friday, 23 March 2012

Completeness, Wholeness, Health, Peace...*

My Shalom *grins*


I'm really pleased with it; it fits just like I wanted and I love the modifications I made (detailed on my Ravelry project page). I loved the pattern, but I don't find cardigans that button only at the neck particularly flattering. Plus I wanted to make it in aran/worsted weight rather than chunky, which I think makes it a little more wearable.

Luckily, quite a few other projects on Ravelry had similar ideas, so I combined a lot of different mods to get it the way I wanted.

I love the twisted rib yoke, and I'm really happy with the buttons I chose - the goldy/bronzey colour works really well with the yarn:




Yarn: Stylecraft Special Aran with wool - a 400g ball on mostly acrylic with about 20% wool. It's not a luxurious yarn, but it wears well and I think it works pretty well for cardigans
Pattern: Shalom by Meghan McFarlane
Modifications: aran weight, added button band all the way down (with additional waist and hip shaping as required), added sleeves

And the obligatory shot of me wearing it and trying not to look stern or unhappy (because I'm not - I love it *laughs*)


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According to Strong's Concordance Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.

45 comments:

  1. It is beautiful! Love the mods you made.

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  2. It's beautiful! I love the color on you too. I love that via Ravelry we can find modifications to assist us. I always try to write detailed descriptions on my project pages...or at least make an effort to.

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  3. Job well done! I like the color on you.

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  4. That's gorgeous, I've had this pattern printed off for a while but I don't think my knitting skills are up to it. It looks great though.

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  5. It looks great. Well done. Finished in time for the strange fluctuating weather we have in the Spring and Summer and Autumn in the UK!

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  6. Gorgeous in every way! It's so lovely on you. I can see why you are thrilled.

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  7. You look lovely and it fits perfectly :) It seems you are cranking out the finished objects these days!!

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  8. I also like the twisted-rib yoke, the sweater looks great on you!

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  9. Turned out very nice. I rarely button sweaters unless I get really cold, so probably would have gone with the buttons at the top only....but then, you're too young for the hot flashes so we're after something different, lol. Also because of the age factor, I would want it long enough to cover whatever you're wearing underneath....that's the old school way. The outer garmet always covered. Kids don't wear things that way now, so you look very stylish! The color is great for you too.

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  10. It's beautiful and looks great on you!

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  11. I love that sweater! The Shalom was one of the first things I favorited when I joined Ravelry.

    The color is gorgeous and you look great!

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  12. Awesome. Looks great with the bottom half buttoned, so good decision! And your button choice is perfect for that yarn.

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  13. Your sweater is beautiful and I really love the color! Great job with the mods too!

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  14. So beautiful! I love it and the color is great for you. What a nice fit!

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  15. Love it love it love it! I agree, I find the cardigans that only button at the neck to look odd.

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  16. It looks great on you!
    Have a great weekend :)

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  17. It looks absolutely fab! Wow!

    x

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  18. That is STUNNING. It's one of those garments where it really looks like the yarn and the pattern were made for each other. It suits you really well, and looks fab. Yay!

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  19. Wonderful! I love the colour, it suits you so well.

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  20. Beautiful! I love your mods. It's perfect.

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  21. I always hate taking pictures of myself in my FO's too. But I love how this turned out and I think your mods worked really well for you :)

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  22. It looks great :) I've got Shalom on needles but I think I miscounted, so I have to rip it and start again. I'm not very far in, so it's not so bad, but your lovely photos encourage me to get on it and finish that.

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful color and it suits you perfectly.

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  24. Beautiful, and I love the colour.

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  25. Cute, cute, cute! The buttons are great, and it is adorable on you!!

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  26. I love it. It looks like it fits really well, too!

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  27. Lovely! It looks like it fits you well, and the colour is so pretty.

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  28. Woohoo! It's done! It looks great on you. I'm seriously in love with the color, it is so pretty!

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  29. the mods worked great! love it!!

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  30. It looks great, totally agree about cardis that are buttoned at the top.

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  31. Beautiful. Those are great buttons!

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  32. Beautiful sweater!! I also love twisted stitch rib and it looks great on the yolk of this sweater. The color is really nice and it looks fabulous on you.

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  33. It looks great! The colour really suits you and it fits perfectly

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  34. Totally awesome sweater, great color and fit.

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  35. Shalom is gorgeous - well done!!

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  36. Very beautifully made! It complements your hair nicely.

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  37. Congratulations on the finish!! I adore that color. It looks great on!

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