Friday, April 29, 2011

Shazam Shalom, you can do it too!

Pretty button that cost almost as much as the yarn

Really on a roll now. I knit this in...wait for it...a week from start to finish not including the dang blocking which this sweater does need.

Unblocked

I actually started this sweater on Thursday the 21st but had to frog and start over and I finished it on Thursday the 28th but didn't have a button and had to go get one on Friday.
Blocked, this sweater has an odd shaped when flat but looks really nice on.

The Low Down
Pattern: Shalom
Gauge: 13 Stitches = 4 Inches

I was hot to knit this because I'm teaching a class about top down sweaters at my LYS Knit Around in Ann Arbor in fact this very pattern. I have already made a Shalom once before but it was modified in all kinds of ways (sleeves, no waist shaping, short rows in the back). The challenge here was to knit it as written.

When I say challenge I mean it. It took everything I had not to modify this pattern, not because it's a poor pattern but as it turns out I don't think I've made anything lately that was as written. It's a bad habit I have of just changing stuff. Liking the basics but doing things to make it exactly what I want or how I like to knit.
So hard to take a picture to capture how nice it looks.
Probably didn't help that I was the model and Photographer.

This sweater is a great first sweater for any knitter who knows how to knit and purl. You learn a lot, you can finish it pretty quickly, and there are only two ends to weave in! If your interested and live near the Ann Arbor area sign up! Class is in the evening 6-7:30 May 25th and June 8th.

5 comments:

Meg said...

Do you do two sessions per class (i.e. meet twice) or are these two separate classes? I'd love to know more about how you teach this topic. (as a fellow topic teacher)

Kookababy said...

Yes 2, the second is for follow up and to talk about possible mods.

B-Side Metalworks said...

The sweater looks great! I wish I could take your class:(

Kookababy said...

Thanks! I wish you could take it too!

Levin said...

I love the look of this sweater, but I haven't made it because it's not in my size. If I lived closer, I'd come along to one of your knit alongs but I'm over in Australia!!
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