Pattern: Aidez by Cirilia Rose
Yarn: Lion Brand Chunky in Wheat, 6 skeins (I think)
Started: April 22, 2011
Finished: May 12, 2011
I’m pretty terrible at posting photos of FO’s, I know.
This sweater was my I’m-tired-of-staring-at-forest-green-and-doing-one-kind-of-cable-until-my-eyes-and-fingers-are-bleeding-simultaneously project whilst I was scrambling to finish Boyfriend’s birthday present on time. I wanted something interesting without being too complicated to be a side project, but also something quick. Why I didn’t choose a hat or mittens or even socks is beyond me.
It’s a little thicker than I thought it was going to be, but I think that will end up being a good thing when I move to the Boston, or as I’ve been referring to it, the Land of Ice and Snow.
My only gripe with this pattern is that the designer made an error with the lattice cabling in the back, and made the chart/directions in the pattern match her mistake. She points it out clearly in the photo but I would’ve liked another mention of it in the directions as you begin the lattice work. Maybe a huge red “THIS IS INCORRECT” next to the row in question so I wouldn’t have ended up ripping out eight inches of cabling because I didn’t realize I was recreating her mistake.
I love when sweaters look tons more complicated than they actually are.