Finished: Selina Cardigan

It has been a year and a week in the making, but I finished my Selina Cardigan! My first finished project of 2018.

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Of course it wasn’t a year of hands-on knitting. As I admitted in my last post, this project got put aside for many months last year. But once I returned to it I was able to finish it very quickly.

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A lot of tea drinking was involved. Don’t worry, I moved my cup as soon as I took this picture. Button bands require focus and determination for me.

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I used a three-needle-bind off to join the center back of the collar. It seemed quickest and easiest and the method I was most likely to complete in a timely fashion. Since I bound off in rib it is fairly flexible too, if that matters for the back of the neck.

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Ta-da! I was excited to finally finish this cardigan. It was nice that the weather cooperated with a warmish, sunny day for taking pictures. I knit the size small, which seems to have worked out well.

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I made one major modification, which was to add the cable panels to the back. The pattern does not call for them. I positioned them the same distance in from the side seam as the front panels. I had to increase a couple extra stitches on the back to get the moss stitch panels to work out. Keep that in mind if you decide to copy me.

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My local yarn shop had several colors of these vintage buttons available. There was a yellow/gold set I considered, but this pink set seemed the best match.

Pattern: Selina Cardigan by Ella Rae. Available at local yarn shops and for digital purchase.

Yarn: Ella Rae brand “Chunky Merino Superwash” yarn in color 1005-Mallow Heather. See all the colors here.

I always have such a sense of accomplishment when I finish a big project like this.  Don’t you?

Remember how at the beginning of the month I wrote all my to-do projects on slips of paper? The plan was my next project would be whichever one I pulled out of the hat. Well, the first one I pulled out I thought, “Nah, I don’t feel like that.” Maybe I’ll wait a day or two before deciding on my next project.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jan says:

    Congatulations on your project completion. I have a sweater I have procrastinated over for way too long. You MAY have inspired me to get back to it.

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    1. annkfi says:

      Do it! I have felt so happy and accomplished all day. You might, too.

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