Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Finished: Aidez

Catching up here.... I realized I hadn't ever blogged about the Aidez sweater I knit - 5 years ago!!! I wouldn't have believed it had been that long if I didn't look up the information on my Ravelry page. I seem to have finished this in March of 2012 - when the twins were 5 months old - so that explains everything right there.

I am glad I had enough sense to enter the details into Ravelry or I would not have remembered any of the information. The pattern is Aidez by Cirilia Rose. I knit this in Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the color Natural on size US 10 1/2 needles.

I am pretty sure I started knitting this when I was pregnant. I thought it would be a good sweater to wear because it was open in the front. I think because I was so big and uncomfortable being pregnant with twins, I didn't get very much knitting done and scrapped it until after they were born. I know it was a relatively quick knit because of the bulky yarn.

I really love the cables on this sweater - especially the seed wishbone cable and the ear of corn cable. They are very interesting and not your run-of-the-mill cables. I did switch out the two cables that ran on either side of the trellis cable on the back for the ear of corn cables. I felt like there were just too many different types of cables going on on this sweater. I also wanted to tie the front to the back so that the cables were consistent. Otherwise, it seemed like the front belonged to an entirely different sweater than the back.

I really like this sweater but I don't 100% love this sweater. The sleeves are an inch or two too short and the front panels aren't wide enough so that they meet in the front - which I think is part of the design. It is nice and warm but it is way too bulky to fit under a coat. So if I am wearing it in the house and it is freezing cold outside and I need to go out, I have to take it off and find another sweater to wear. It is perfect to wear as an outerwear piece on chilly days. All in all it has been a good sweater and I have gotten a lot of wear out of it.


Anna Prasad said...

It's a beautiful sweater! I love the cables. I have hundreds of project. Haven't blogged about, and I keep trying to catch up with my blogging, but often decide to knit instead :-)

Julie Crawford said...

Such a gorgeous Aidez! I love the classic cream, it looks like a really cool fisherman's sweater, but all modern cardigan. Great choice.