I can’t tell you how happy I am to have a finished knit for me that I love. You may recall how Juliet didn’t end well and that was the last knit for me. Shalom was a different story altogether. I altered the pattern a bit — details on ravelry — because it is written for one small size only. If I were making another — and I am not ruling out that possibility — I think I’d cast off fewer stitches for the cap sleeve and leave more stitches for the body. The yarn is Rowan’s RYC Soft Tweed in a sage-y color. I loved working with this yarn and was very happy with how it washed and finished. Especially since this pattern is free I highly recommend it if you are looking to make a really great sweater. And if you are looking for some inspiration try these made by Melissa (and this one, and this one too), and by Gwen, and by Liz, and by Amanda, and by Laura for starters.


13 Responses to “Shalom”

  1. 1 melissa bridgman January 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I almost wore the crazy rainbow one today. But tomorrow will be cold (and dreary) so I’ll wear it then. With my chartreuse boots.

  2. 2 jessica January 27, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I knit up my Shalom sweater for Christmas and I can’t take it off–yours turned out great!

  3. 3 Irene January 28, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Love it, makes me want to cast-on immediately!

  4. 4 Meg Evans January 28, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Love how yours turned out! I wore my Shalom yesterday. I often think about making another one with long sleeves. I do love it!

  5. 5 Nicole January 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I must say , you did a wonderful job! Shalom looks very nice on you 🙂 Great blog by the way.

  6. 6 Kristin January 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    It’s super-cute! My BKB is getting ready to knit it, too.

  7. 7 erin January 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    it’s on my list – probably with sleeves. i have to block my other finished knit first!

  8. 8 martha January 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    it’s really perfect on you:)

  9. 9 Cristina January 30, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Hi Jennifer
    Really it’s beautiful, and looks great on you.
    I think I’m going to try knitting one too since this winter I’m knitting more and quilting less.
    I love your blog, by the way 🙂

  10. 10 Morgan February 9, 2010 at 5:16 am

    That is the most adorable picture I’ve ever seen of you (and the sweater looks amazing!)

  11. 11 minneosta:madre | Sarah Jane February 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Love this! You look so happy in it. Are you wearing it lots?

  12. 13 Yarn Bazaar September 5, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Fabulous work! This is very unique. I am extremely inspired with your works and also with the layout of your blog. Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it yourself? Either way stay up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one of these day..

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