Do you have a favorite sweater that you always reach for when you’re cold, or when you want to curl up with a book (or your knitting), or wrap around yourself when you’re just lounging around the house? I have one of those sweaters that I bought ages ago, I can’t even remember from where. I call it my Grandpa Sweater. It’s ridden with holes from many a battle with the washer and I even have a spot near the wrist where it’s pretty much a goner after an episode involving burning coals, chicken wings and the grill. Let’s just say I was glad that the casualty was the sweater and not my eyebrows!! I have to just throw this sweater in the trash, but I keep hanging on to it because it is the coziest thing I own!
I need a new Grandpa Sweater which is why I cast on for Aidez. Aidez is a free pattern published by Berroco and has cables and texture and general wooliness. While my preferred meathod would be to knit this pattern top-down-in-the-round, this sweater is knit in pieces and then seamed… with very good reason. The yarn the pattern calls for is a bulky yarn and the seams will add structure to this heavier garment. Also, I don’t really mind seaming… there, I’ve confessed!
I’m using Cascade Eco + which is as wooly as all get out, but this yarn has nil softness. It will be so cozy though, I can already tell.
I’ve finished the back and the fronts. Now it’s onto Sleeve Island, wish me luck. I don’t want to be done too quickly either because Kelly and I had thought about KAL’ing on this one and her yarn hasn’t arrived yet. However, Ms. K is Lightning McQueen when it comes to knitting and she will catch up in no time 🙂
What is on your warm woolies knitting list this year?