Sunday, January 13, 2013

FO: Aidez of Uncertainty

For me, gauge is not a science. I'm apt to knit a swatch and call it "close enough." So when I decided to knit Aidez, I wasn't sure I had enough yarn. I had seven hanks of Wool of the Andes Bulky, and I just wasn't sure. But I went for it.

And it worked.

For a bulky weight sweater, this design has a lightness and an ease. Which is probably why it has 2500+ projects on Ravelry.

The cables are great. I went with a popular modification to the lattice cables, so it was a true lattice.

I knit the sleeves two at a time, but without a stitch marker, so I ended up knitting one sleeve more than another. At one point, I discovered that I had crossed the cable to early, so a repeat was short about 5 inches back. I fudged it. So one arm has a short repeat and a long repeat, while the other stayed nice and even.

The only thing I'm not really happy with is my seaming. I tend to tug on the fronts and it exposes gaps in the side seaming. It doesn't drive me crazy, but I'll be a bit more careful with seamed projects in the future.

This sweater will get a lot of wear. I've worn it twice already and it's only been finished for about a week and a half.  Hooray for successful projects!


Jami Beintema said...

Beautiful sweater! It's definitely a wardrobe staple type of sweater. :)

Jean said...

Very nice. Love the color and the beautiful pattern. How long did it take? You did a great job!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

Very nice job! Love the neutral color and all the details!