Aidez Parade

It’s parade time Y’all!

Thank you all so much for joining me in this KAL. What started out as knitting a cardigan with a few friends really turned into a knitting party!

22 Cardigans were completed in the 2 months so hats off to you all, you all did an amazing job! Now lets let the FO pictures speak for themselves!

Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about the prizes!!

Our winners are……

Winner of the Carol Feller pattern of choice  - JessicaKunttu

Winner of the Tanis Fiber Arts pattern of choice - JSKA510

Winner of the Lily Kate pattern Hinksey - Hotcheese

Winner of the Lily Kate pattern Alysha - Adheartknitting

Winner of the Lily Kate pattern McKee - Wieberike

Winner of the Fripperies & Bibelots RingO`s - Tina Sanders

Winner of the Michelle`s Stitches zipped pouch - JamJarKnits

Winner of the Michelle`s Stitches drawstring bag - Lete

 I`ll be in touch with the winners shortly to get mailing addresses and pattern choices!

I had so much fun with this KAL I thought it would be fun to do another one some time in the new year. Maybe with a vote on what we should knit.

Let me know in the comments what you think.

Aidez!

Pattern: Aidez by Cirilia Rose

Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool colour 8061

Size: 36″

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It is finished and I am tres happy.

I knit this in size 36 instead of my normal size 32 and it has the perfect amount of ease, Not too tight and not too bulky. I didn’t have any issues with the sleeves being too tight or the armholes not being long enough like so many others did with this gauge because I did go up a size. It is supposed to be a bulky oversized cardigan and I think others weren’t taking into account the different the smaller gauge yarn made.

It overlaps nicely in the front for when I want to wrap up a bit but also looks great open as well. I really enjoyed working with Cascade Eco and will definitely keep it at the top of my list for other bulky knits.

The only modification other than adding a bit of length to the sleeves I made was to add pockets. I did this after I had knit and seamed the fronts. I picked up the amount of stitches needed to knit the panel on the front and knit as per pattern. When I got to an edge I picked up one stitch and purled it or knit it together with the last stitch on the needle creating a seamed pocket as I went.

I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out and my phone fits in there perfectly.

I think there will be another Aidez in the future maybe with a different cable pattern and in a colour. This one is just too comfy not to have two.

You have until the end of today to get your pictures up to be entered into the drawing for the Aidez KAL.

The FO Parade is coming right up!

Aidez – Front

I made some good progress this week finishing the back and starting on the left front.

With a little under 3 weeks left to go I figured I had better try to pick up the pace a bit.

Did you make any progress this week?

DANA   ALICE  LYNNE

SARAH   HEIDI  MICHELLE   HANNAH   RONNIIE

JESS   EVELYN   ANNABELLE2   ELIZABETH

CHRISTINED   LETE   ALAINA   SARA  KELLY

REBECCA   JESSICA  SHANNON   GEORGIE

LACEY   TINA  JEANNIE  EMILY

KATHERINE  KATE  MEGAN  IGNASIOWA

ROSE  KATHY STACIE  MINDY  MARY

We two finished cardigans this week!!

Jess knit her lovely Aidez is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in the colourway Wallaby.

I love how those cables really pop with the bulky yarn.,

She did a smashing job!

Christine aka Duncanch finished her Aidez as well.

Knit with Cascade Ecological Wool, colourway 8016.

The only mod she made was to make the sleeve and armhole circumference bigger so the sleeves weren’t so tight.

This is the first sweater in many years that she has knit and she is very pleased with the result as well she should be.

How great does she look in it!

Alaina aka Flyingmuse is busy working up the fronts of her cardigan using an undyed version of Cascade Eco #8015.

Dana is on Aidez number 2!!

She’s using different cables for this green version using Polar by Wolle Rodel.

I’m interested to see the end result.

Helene is working her version in chocolate truffle Country by Naturally Caron.

She’s choosing to knit it all in one piece.

Emily aka oohfancypants and lovely face behind the  Whatcha Swatchin Podcast added some diagonal pockets to the fronts of her Aidez.

Very practical because what is a cardigan without pockets??

I’m going with pockets on mine as well but they will look a bit different to Emily’s.

Did you get any knitting done this week??

Time is a tickin!

Aidez – Progress and Prize Alert!!

DANA  and ALICE

SARAH   HEIDI  MICHELLE   HANNAH   RONNIIE

JESS   EVELYN   ANNABELLE2   ELIZABETH

CHRISTINED   LETE   ALAINA   SARA  KELLY

REBECCA   JESSICA  SHANNON   GEORGIE

LACEY   TINA  JEANNIE  EMILY

KATHERINE  KATE  MEGAN  IGNASIOWA

ROSE  KATHY STACIE  MINDY  MARY

How did you make out this week? Were you able to squeeze in any knitting time?

Here’s an update from some of our Aidez Knitters!

We have two more finished Aidez this week!

Dana finished her Aidez in a beautiful sunshine yellow in Soft Wool.

She did note  that her yarn grew when blocked as well.

Looks like it will be perfect for Fall and Winter and especially nice for cuddling up in!

Megan aka Just Run Knit from Stockinette Zombies finished her Aidez.

She had a little trouble getting her knitting to behave like her swatch.

The cardigan ended up being too small for Megan but her daughter scored a new cardi out of the deal so all is well.

How cute is that mini Aidez??

Justyna aka Lete is on the home stretch with just the sleeves left to do.

She is knitting them up two at a time!

Mindy aka KeepinEmWarm is motoring right along on the back of her Aidez using Cascade Eco.

Christine aka Duncanch finished her back panel this week and is ready to cast on another piece!

I have another PRIZE ALERT  for you this week!

The lovely Sarah from Fripperies and Bibelots who makes my most favourite stitch markers EVER,  is kindly donating one set of Ringo’s to a lucky winner!

I love everything about these stitch markers!

They are completely snag free and come in adorable colour combo’s.

I use nothing but Ringo’s!

We are at the halfway mark of  our KAL this week!

How is your Aidez coming?? Can you finish on time??

Don’t forget to link to your blog below so everyone can follow along!

Aidez – Sleeve 2

Goodness these weeks are flying by fast!

We have two more people joining in the KAL this week

DANA  and ALICE

SARAH   HEIDI  MICHELLE   HANNAH   RONNIIE

JESS   EVELYN   ANNABELLE2   ELIZABETH

CHRISTINED   LETE   ALAINA   SARA  KELLY

REBECCA   JESSICA  SHANNON   GEORGIE

LACEY   TINA  JEANNIE  EMILY

KATHERINE  KATE  MEGAN  IGNASIOWA

ROSE  KATHY STACIE  MINDY  MARY

You have all been busy knitting up your Aidez’s and we have THREE more finishers this week!

Before we get to their lovely shots I’ll show you the bit of progress I’ve made.

I’m almost to the decreases for the cap on my second sleeve. Once I get these few things I’m working on finished up I’ll have more time to devote to it. I can’t wait to get into the back panel.

I know you are all waiting to see some FO’s so lets get right to it!

Georgie’s Aidez that I showed a progress shot of last week is actually complete!

Georgie switched up the back panel on her Aidez using a pattern from a 1970′s Patons booklet.

I think she made an excellent choice! It makes the back look not so bulky as it does with the original pattern.

There very well may be some Aidez morphing in my future!

The only other adjustment Georgie made was to lengthen the sleeves a tad as she found them too short with her original Aidez.

Sara of LundenKnit’s also finished her pumpkin coloured version.

If this isn’t the perfect Autumn sweater I don’t know what is.

Sara notes that her Cascade Ecological Wool did grow about two inches when blocked so take note of that if you are extending the length on anything.

Sarah aka Hot Cheese also finished her Aidez!

Sarah used Rowan RYC Soft Tweed for her version with no mods.

She went up a size creating a lovely cozy cardigan that can cross over in the front. A perfect Fall/Winter piece for her wardrobe.

I really like the overlap and am hoping to have a similar amount of ease in the front mine too.

So three finished cardigan’s in one week!

Not bad ladies! I’ll be back next week with more WIP pics so make sure you get them up on Ravelry so I have lots to choose from!

How is your progress coming along??

Aidez – One down

It’s been a week already!

We are now up to 32 participants I have linked them all below.

SARAH   HEIDI  MICHELLE   HANNAH   RONNIIE

JESS   EVELYN   ANNABELLE2   ELIZABETH

CHRISTINED   LETE   ALAINA   SARA  KELLY

REBECCA   JESSICA  SHANNON   GEORGIE

LACEY   TINA  JEANNIE  EMILY

KATHERINE  KATE  MEGAN  IGNASIOWA

ROSE  KATHY STACIE  MINDY  MARY

So how did you make out this week? Were you able to cast on? Did you make any progress?

As you know I started off with a sleeve and amongst everything else going on was able to finish it.

I ended up making the sleeve 2 inches longer than called for in the pattern. I have long arms and I prefer my sweaters to go past my wrists otherwise I end up hauling them down all day long so I’m hoping that little bit of extra length will be a perfect fit.

The yarn and needle combo really makes this cardigan flies off the needles, its so nice to knit something chunky every now and then.

I did see some great progress being made by other participants via blogs and Ravelry this week.

Sara from LundenKnits is cruising right along with her beautiful pumpkin version.

Photo Copyright LundenKnits

There aren’t many coloured versions on the go, most of us have chosen to go neutral but I do love seeing bursts of colour here and there. Doesn’t this just scream Autumn?

Heidi from Lilibeth’s Garden  is choosing to knit the body in one piece and things seem to be coming together perfectly!

Copyright Lilibeth’s Garden

Tina of Peacfully Knitting is joining me in knitting the sleeves first.

She’s getting some beautiful stitch definition with the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande she is using.

If you have questions or comments about the pattern feel free to post them here and I’ll answer them as quickly as I can. Others are also welcome to chime in too.

Don’t forget to tag your projects on Rav as CCOAIDEZKAL that way everyone can see your progress. As always if you need help with tagging just ask!

Make sure you link your blog or rav page using linked simply below so we can all visit your progress. All you need to do it enter your name and url !

Aidez KAL – Gathering

We are just one week away from the cast on date!

September 24th we will be casting on for this beautifully cabled and cozy cardigan.

photo: Aidez by Cirilia Rose

Image source: Cirilia Rose

Aidez by Cirilia Rose

People have been asking about my yarn choice…. well here it is.

This is Cascade Eco in colour 8061, a light beige.

I wanted to be able to wear this cardigan with absolutely anything and not have to worry about clashing so I think beige will be a great choice.

I’m choosing to knit this in pieces and seam together although going seamless did cross my mind.

I know a lot of people cringe when they hear the word “SEAMING” but I’ve put together some great  seaming tutorials to help you out. Its really is simple once you get a rhythm going so check out my videos!

We have quite a team of knitters ready to tackle this project together and we’d love to have you knit with us!

The Team *so far*

SARAH   HEIDI  MICHELLE   HANNAH   RONNIIE

JESS   EVELYN   ANNABELLE2   ELIZABETH

CHRISTINED   LETE   ALAINA   SARA  KELLY

REBECCA   JESSICA  SHANNON   GEORGIE

LACEY   TINA  JEANNIE  EMILY  ANNIE

KATHERINE  KATE  MEGAN

Feel free to join in at anytime just let me know and I”ll add you to the list!

My yarn is caked and ready to go so tell me…

What yarn are you using and how will you knit your Aidez??