Saturday, March 22, 2008

Shalom Cardigan


The Shalom Cardigan pattern is now available as a free PDF download.  Please enjoy!

88 comments:

Lazylol said...

Wow that is lovely.

Heather said...

Your sweater is beautiful and I'm really impressed that the yarn came from an existing sweater. Good job!

Deborah said...

I love it. I'm printing it out as we speak and cant' wait to get started.

Elizabeth said...

tis awesome! i would love to make one!

for some reason, i can't download the pattern, though... :-\

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Really simple and stylish!

Octopus Knits said...

It's lovely - how generous of you!

Abby said...

gorgeouove this.

Anonymous said...

What a great pattern. It's icing on the cake that you were able to use vintage yarn.

Thanks for the free pattern!

Jackie said...

This is wonderful. I've downloaded the pattern and have it in my queue! Maybe I'll make thing my next project... Thank you!!!

Penny said...

Meghan, your sweater is absolutely beautiful! And to think you totally recycled the fibre from another sweater! That would have been the equivelant of me raising the sheep, sheering them, spinning the wool and then knitting the sweater. Don't think that will be happening anytime soon!

Anne said...

Wow! Absolutely impressed with your entire process of recycling the yarn AND designing this adorable sweater. (I'm e-mailing this sweater pattern to my daughter. I know she would want me to knit a sweater for her just like this.)

sannero said...

thanks for a lovely pattern! I just have to knit this!

Mrs. MK said...

beautiful sweater---love the design! The back view is especially nice!

Claire said...

Wow, you're clearly a woman of your word - that was super fast! This one's going straight to my Ravelry queue while I look for suitably lovely yarn!

carole said...

what a lovely sweater... I'm more impressed that it's with thrifted yarn... my favorite things to reuse/recycle... and thank you for posting the pattern great job!

soknitpicky said...

That is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Ziina said...

hi, I found your sweater and fell in love :) I´m wondering how much yarn you used?

Meghan said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments--unfortunately blogger rarely gives me your email address, so I usually can't respond personally.

ZIINA--very good question about the yarn amount. Unfortunately, I don't have a good scale at home, so I haven't been able to calculate the yardage at this point. May I suggest that you check out similarly gauged short sleeve or mid-length sleeved sweaters for an estimate? Keep in mind that the yoke takes quite a few stitches. AND, if anyone makes this, I would love to get your project details (or post them on ravelry) so we can learn from one another.

thanks again everyone!
meghan

Lene said...

What a cute cardigan. I might try making this one when some of my other projects are finished :)

Stephanie said...

I love this! Thanks for creating the pattern. I'm working on the Juliet now, but I think I will make this next!

Erica said...

This is totally adorable!!! I can't wait to make 12!! Thanks for the pattern ;)

Katie said...

wow! that is so great! i love that you recycled the yarn too. Thanks for sharing the pattern! I was going to make the Juliet, but I may make this instead!

Ziina said...

Hi, mine is finished: http://ziinanblogi.blogspot.com/2008/03/kevtt-rinnassa.html

And it´s in ravelry, too. I wrote down my adjustments for bigger girls.

jen said...

i just downloaded it - so clever and unique! now i'm just gonna have to tweak it a bit to fit my small frame. :)

Elizabeth said...

Oooh, ooh! I love it! I'm so glad to have seen this. :)

rebecca77 said...

I have seen Shalom around and I am definitely going to knit it - great 1st design, I wish I had 1/2 you talent!

leslie said...

Thanks for sharing this awesome pattern! Here's a link to a photo of mine.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26190278@N07/2457668591/

Liz said...

Love the sweater. I have a couple just like it that I wear often. With this new pattern I can knit my own! Love it! Thanks!

said...

Meghan, amei o shalon :)) Veja como o meu ficou:
http://atricoteira.blogspot.com/

bjos
kátia

Toni said...

I love your Cardigan. Simple Elegance! It is certainly going on my list. Toni

Pilote.de.Ciel said...

seriously cute.

KaelaB said...

my wonderful mother has just knit me my own shalom cardigan. Its beautiful.

Thanks for sharing the pattern.

projektleiterin said...

That looks cute. :)kwmlymc

Elisabeth said...

wow thank you so much!

Martine said...

I love this sweater. Would you have any recommendations for the yarns?

Meghan said...

Hi Martine,

I have no way of contacting you, so I hope you'll check back here. I don't have any yarns I can recommend for Shalom, since I only used the recycled yarn. However, I would highly suggest visiting the Shalom Cardigan page on ravelry.com to see what everyone else has been using. I'm sure there will be many varied suggestions. thanks for visiting!

meghan

Katrir said...

I like it so much. Thank you!

helena said...

Hi Meghan! Thank you for the pattern, found it just a couple of weeks ago. If you like to see my version please visit my blog: http://nitkutettua.blogspot.com/2008/10/villaa-ja-virtaavaa-vett.html

Anonymous said...

I just found your lovely Shalom Cardigan. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this beautiful pattern. What a lovely person you must be!

-Cissy

bazookatz said...

i knit your pattern and it is so lovable!
i am going to put the pictures on my blog.
can i translate your pattern in french and share it on my blog too?

Elodie said...

Meghan
Thanks for your Shalom cardigan's pattern
I really enjoy knitting it since yesterday...
Sorry for my english ...

Silvi said...

Wow. I love love lOVE this cardigan :-)

Päivi said...

Thank you for a lovely pattern!
I just made mine last week and I'm loving it!

JRS said...

Thank you for sharing your hard work. The cardigan is lovely and I can't wait to make it.

Elsa said...

thank you so much for the free pattern ... love it! Making it for my daughter-in-law and I know she'll love it too!

Artystitches said...

lovely pattern! thanks for sharing!

Kaur said...

Hi!

Here is a link to my finnished Shalom Cardigan

http://kaurshomemade.blogspot.com/2009/10/shalom.html

Thanks for the pattern! It turned out great!

Adrienne said...

I love this sweater and am going to make it soon! I am also an art conservator by day! Photographs! Strange, huh?

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Flicka said...

Count me in as another person who loves the Shalom sweater! I found the pattern through Ravelry and was so excited to start knitting. However, I'm having trouble with Row 8. I frogged it twice, gave it to my mother (a very experienced knitter) to figure out and she also went through it twice without success. What are we missing? I never seem to have enough stitches at the end. I saw that I'm not the only bonehead to have this issue. If you get a minute, could you email me the answer at casa.vacant@gmail.com? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love this cardigan! Started on it right away but came up short on the stiches just like in the previous comment (row 8). Help please:)- any suggestions for why I'm going astray?

Anonymous said...

Question! The pattern is ONLY for small/medium 32" bust? How could I change it for a 36" bust? It is
a d o r a b l e !!!
Adele

Kjerste said...

Just finished knitting this, and so enjoyed the process. Thank you so much!

I am wondering if you know if your pattern has been adapted for children? I'd love to make a matching one for my daughter.

calinea87 said...

I just finish this cardigan for my daughter.
You can see it on my blog.

Margit K. said...

Hi,
just today finished my first (yes there can be more to come) shalom cardigan. It was really easy and quick to make. :) Lovely.

Here is mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43391608@N06/4213895470/

Jen said...

Loved this pattern! Thanks for sharing!

http://jeremynjenprice.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-shalom.html

Cate said...

Adorable! It might just have to be my first sweater. :) Thanks for the pattern!

Sara said...

I was lucky enough to have a friend knit one for me for Christmas and have already worn it 4 times. So beautiful! Fits like a glove.

Annelive said...

Thanks fore sharing this loveley pattern. I have now knittet thos for my 4 year old girl, and we loved it.

Herbatka said...

Hi,
I've just finished my very own Shalom - it's a lovely pattern :-)}}}
I modified it slightly and added long sleeves, just to stay warm in long, cold, Polish winter ;-)
And here are some photos: http://herbimania.blogspot.com/2010/02/nareszcie-cos-skonczyam.html
Hugs
Herbi

Em said...

This is a gorgeous cardigan, I'd love to make it. Do you know what ply the wool approximates to? (I'm from Australia?) It looks to be about 8 ply but I can't be sure.

Anonymous said...

I have seen your Shalom cardigan
I loved it
I knitted



my "shalom cardigan" : http://www.lestricotsdebichou.skyrock.com!

LoveNYarn said...

Thank you so much for the pattern. I've made one for my granddaughter, and would like to make one for possible sale on my Etsy page, LoveNYarn.Etsy.com, would you permit that? I so enjoyed making it, I would also like to sell one at my church's bazaar (all the money goes to our food pantry in the county). Could you give me permission for these? Mine didn't come out exactly like yours, the ribbing in the yoke looks more like regular ribbing, but it's still pretty, probably because I knit European style.

Anonymous said...

I'd tried download the pattern, because I'd love to knit one for myself. Unfortunatley the link seems to have broken as it won't let me. The cardigan is beuatiful!

Iris E. said...

This sweater pattern is so excellent! Thank you for sharing! It is cozy and wonderful.
Here's the link to mine:
http://craftingmamalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/02/shalom-cardigan-done.html

XO
Iris

Rosa Maria said...

hola,me encanta tu Shalon cardigan y me gustaria hacerlo pero he intentado descargalo en español y no ha sido posible .gracias

magnolia said...

thanks for sharing,I love it.

Brittnee said...

Love the Shalom Cardigan! Am currently trying to knit one, but as a newbie am struggling on the M1. I looked up this technique online, but it gave me a million different ways to do it. Can someone describe how to do it? Sorry! Thanks for any help!

Anonymous said...

¡¡¡Muy lindo Cardigan!!! recién bajé la versión en español de Tejer Bien, gracias por compartirlo!

Pamela Annarilli said...

This is beautiful! I've been wanting to make my first knitted sweater and this shalom might just be the one!

Anonymous said...

hola.
esta muy interesante el sueter pero la verdad no comprendo las instrucciones es muy compicado sobre todo porque soy principiante en esto del tejido. si pudieras explicarlo mas claro te lo agradeceria.
gracias.

maria eugenia said...

lo estoy tejiendo.muy buena tu explicacion,lo comprendi perfectamente.aun no lo termine pero tengo fotos de el en mi blog:moralana.blogspot

knitngreen said...

Loved the pattern, Thanks for sharing. Here's my version...
http://knitngreen.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/another-wool-sweater/

Susan said...

It is an incredibly lovely sweater! I have made one, with the intention of selling it on Etsy, but realized I need permission to do this. I am also actively making one for my daughter-in-law (nearly 6' tall and a Size Large) who fell in love with the smaller version. I used Cascade Yarns 100% Peruvian Wool.

Bea said...

Thank you very much for your idea and your pattern!!
My mother has done and is beautiful!!

Thank you, thank you!!!

Flicka said...

I wanted to check back to say that I did eventually finish my Shalom, shortly after I left the comment about not being able to figure out Row 8. It turns out that if you increase using anything other than the bar method, you'll wind up with the wrong number of stitches; I'm not sure why. I just wanted to leave that information here for anyone else who gets stuck. And I wanted to say that I still love my Shalom and wear it all the time!

katiusca said...

i just finish a shalom cardigan last night. you could see it on :
http://aiguillesduherisson.over-blog.com/article-shalom-cardigan-72084346.html

Mrs.K said...

Thanks for your great pattern!
Here is a link to my version: http://thecraftymrsk.com/?p=472

rlbates said...

Thanks for the pattern. I made it for a friend in linen. You can see it here on Ravelry.com http://ravel.me/rlbates/fyjkj

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Lilycat said...

Hello Meghan! This Cardigan is so beautiful and I would like to knit it. I have a problem: the size. Is it possible to have explications with other size: 40, 42, 44. Sorry, Y started to knit there a few month and there is a lopt of thing that i don't know how to do.
Thank you very much
Have a nice afternoon!
ps: Sorry my English is old and not perfect!

Anonymous said...

I printed the pattern off and haven't a clue how much wool I need..
, I would like to mkae one for Xmas

Jenny said...

Dear Meghan, I just finished my first shalom cardigan. If you want to see my version of it (with sleeves) look at http://puppenhandwerk-paersch.jimdo.com/2013/05/02/der-mai-ist-gekommen-meine-strickjacke-ist-fertig/?logout=1. It's a wonderful pattern, thank you for sharing it!

Kind regards, Jenny

just drene said...

I would love to make this beautiful sweater as a surprise for my daughters birthday but I knit flat on straight needles. I just cannot master circular as I always tuck one needle under my arm. Please could anyone convert the pattern for me. I really really love it. Thank you Meghan

karri said...

There is no need to convert just use long needles but you will have to use dpn for the sleeves. The circular needle is just for convenience with the number of stitches and ease for trying on while knitting.

Anonymous said...

having trouble with row 8. Any help. I don't have enought stitches. Should I just add some to make the 107?Hopefully it will work out.

Anonymous said...

Any ideas as to when the pattern may be up again? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I google'd and here:
http://library.ravelry.com/meguerite/297633/Shalom_Cardigan.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJNNSUP6J3RN4WZYQ&Expires=1383213004&Signature=ndimLpCrf0Hw28KZBP9NZXcgg3E%3D

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