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Slalom Shalom

Saturday, 20 February, 2010

After I finished Liesl, I wrote on my Twitter that I was going to start a Shalom Cardigan, and one of my followers commented that she thought I’d said I was going to start knitting a slalom. Because of this, I’ll always think of my Shalom as the Slalom Shalom.

On Monday afternoon I had a small procedure done, which left me in pain for a couple days. I took advantage of it by knitting as much as I could, but I don’t think it was enough for me to be able to finish this by the end of the Olympics like I’d hoped. The twisted rib in the yoke took a long time, and I’m really happy to be done with it.

The yarn is, and I know this will shock you, MadelineTosh. It’s the Rustication base, which is 100% Cormo wool and only available on the etsy site. The color is Tart, which is such a perfect, saturated red. Rustication comes in lace, fingering, sport, and worsted weight. I’m using the worsted, which means that I’ve had to make a lot of adjustments to the pattern (it’s written for bulky yarn), and since I was making changes anyways, I’m adding in sleeves. I know modifying patterns doesn’t come easy to everyone, so once I’m finished with my Shalom I’ll type of my notes on the pattern and make it available on my Ravelry project page.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Saturday, 20 February, 2010 1:25 pm

    I can’t wait to see the sleeves, and your mods. The only reason that I’ve waited on this pattern was because I didn’t want to knit it in the bulky weight.

  2. cheekytart permalink
    Saturday, 20 February, 2010 2:22 pm

    i love the name – perfect while knitting during the olympics! also the color – Tart! love it! you’ve done a beautiful job.

  3. Mom permalink
    Saturday, 20 February, 2010 7:41 pm

    What a beautiful red! The yoke is so different, can’t wait to see it. When do we get to see the finished Liesl???
    xoxoxoox

  4. Sunday, 21 February, 2010 10:01 am

    I just finished my Shalom before the Knitting Olympics started. I noticed that there weren’t a lot of readily available modifications so I detailed mine on my blog as well.

    Anyhow it’s a lovely sweater, I love mine!

    That is a really gorgeous shade of red. =)

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