Manos Serena on my needles

I’m knitting again! I haven’t knit in ages but I had a long plane ride and wanted a project to take with me, so I decided to finally start the Emelie cardigan I downloaded from Ravelry a few months ago. I don’t knit as often as I’d like, so I get nervous every time I start a new project. Does that happen to anyone else? I don’t feel as confident as I do with a sewing machine, nor am I as capable of fixing mistakes without starting over entirely (you can’t just seam rip!) But there is a peace and a comfort in making something slowly that I really love (I am a slow knitter, after all) so I am working on challenging myself.

I chose the Emelie after browsing around for a pattern to try out our Manos del Uruguay Serena yarn, a lovely dk weight alpaca cotton blend that is perfect for lighter spring/summer knitting. This colour is called Peony. The Emilie is such a pretty cardigan and I can see myself wearing it all the time. This version in Manos Serena by Spazami is what made me choose it.

This is the most complicated knitting project I’ve tried and the first actual garment I’ve attempted to make for myself. I chose the size based on my measurements but I wrapped what little I have finished around my body and it seems like it will be snug. That said, knitting always surprisingly stretchy so I’m going to stay the course and hope for the best.

I haven’t done much to build out my profile, but if you’d like to find me on Ravelry I’m vhaberdashery!


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