Selfish Sweater KAL: I’m in!

Starting to cast on a few days late, I couldn’t miss participating in the Selfish Sweater KAL. Just before Christmas I bought this red Cascade 220 to make a Chuck sweater and some days later, Andi announced this KAL, so the timing couldn’t be better. I wanted to make Chuck for a while and it’s finally happening! I love the retro look, but I’m slightly worried about the neckline. It’s flattering indeed but I’m not sure if I will get easily cold and if that will stop me from wearing it.

This sweater fits in what I’ve planned for 2015: making garments that fit my actual style, lightly inspired by the 40s and 50s decades. I’m so happy about it!

I also purchased wool for a teal Marion cardigan and a hot pink Hetty. I started Hetty last year but I felt so meh about the yarn and color that I quit knitting it and it’s lost somewhere in one of my drawers. I dislike the yarn so much that I don’t know what to make with it. Hopefully this Cascade 220 will result in a beautiful cardigan that will make me forget the unfinished one.

I’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. May your bobbin always be full and your feet warm!


  1. When I saw that Andi was hosting a KAL, I knew you’d take part. It made me want to knit one too. It’s been in my queue for a long time, but I have some wips and would like to knit Dragonfly in January. So, I won’t make this KAL. It will be fun to see yours progress, though. I hope you have a happy New Year, too!

    1. I was planning on making Chuck anyway so I had to join. Kals are fun but it’s also true that sometimes we get dragged to making things that we wouldn’t otherwise. That and the pressure to finish in time. We have to choose our battles 😉

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