If I could live in a climate that was a perpetual autumn I would, particularly for days like this. Sunny, warm with a cool breeze, with the sunlight hitting at just the right angle to make for interesting shadows. Perfect picnic and park weather.
Days like this are made for a short sleeved Shalom. I am dubbing it the Mama Cardi, which is what my boy affectionally calls it. Light but warm to throw on for a cooler day, no sleeves to dirty, and of course a breeze to knit, I deem mothers everywhere should have one or two.
Shalom was perfect as a back-to-the-needles knit because it was so speedy, bulky yarn and seamless knitting always helps. The pattern is well written, though I did follow some other mods. I shortened the twisted rib repeats and did some extra back rows, but kept the waist shaping. It was really touch an go at the finish. I did three rows of twisted rib for the sleeves and two rows garter. I had about one yard of yarn leftover, yikes! If I knit it again I would definitely go with another ball.
If I could I would knit a whole fleet of these in all different colours. Some with long sleeves, some with short, it is a fabulous little garment. I am so proud to have it as my first handknit sweater as a mama.