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Selina Cardigan KAL: Get Ready!

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to knit something for yourself! Did you know that January is “selfish knitting month”? I suppose it is selfish crocheting month, too!

Selfish Knitting Month sounds like a great time to work on a richly cabled sweater like the “Selina Cardigan” from Ella Rae.

Look at the lovely details in this sweater!

There are wonderful cables going up the front. The sleeves and back are knit in a broken rib stitch. You have drop shoulders for a roomy fit, and no worries about needing to keep the pattern correct while you decrease! And a lovely shawl collar to snuggle into when you are chilly.

Add the Selina Cardigan to your Ravelry queue.


The Selina Cardigan is knit using Ella Rae Chunky Merino Superwash yarn. This 100% Superwash Merino Wool yarn is available in 50 colors! It is soft AND machine washable. What more could you ask for?

I am using color 1005-Mallow Heather for my Selina Cardigan. Isn’t it lovely? Can you see the little flecks of color from the heather?

The suggested needle sizes for the pattern are US7 and US8, but of course you’ll need to adjust based on your gauge swatch.

You are going to swatch, right?

You will need 8 (9, 10) hanks of Chunky Merino Superwash yarn, depending on which size you knit.


The Selina Cardigan is sized S (M, L).

Those sizes are intended to fit chest 91-107 (112-117, 121-127) cm or 35-42 (44-46, 47 1/2-50)”

On the schematic I’m seeing the back piece labeled 46 (56, 66) cm. That comes out to 92 cm for the smallest size, which gives you an idea of ease.

I’m going to knit the size small, which should give me 3′ to 4″ of ease.

As you are deciding which size you want to knit, you might want to measure a cardigan you like wearing and aim for similar dimensions.

Knit along with me!

This is a virtual knit along, which means we’ll all be knitting in the comfort of our own knitting chairs. I’ll be sharing my progress here on the blog and in our Ravelry group.

The cast on date is January 15, but you can jump in whenever you’re ready. We’re expecting the KAL to end on February 15, but don’t panic if you aren’t finished by then.

You can use the Store Locator feature, or the buy locally button, to find local and online yarn shops that have Chunky Merino Superwash yarn in stock.

Which color yarn will you use?

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