I have been searching for a sweater pattern to knit this fall that I can wear with everything. I have yet to knit a sweater that I throw on everyday as a layering piece. A few years ago, I knit the free pattern from Berroco, Aidez, by designer Cirilia Rose. I love the pattern and I really enjoyed knitting it the first time. I just hate the yarn I chose. I do not think that I have worn the sweater once. I used Cascade Eco Wool, which makes a great afghan, but is way to itchy and scratchy for a sweater. There are hundreds of Aidez projects on Ravelry made out of this same wool, I wonder how many actually wear the sweater. (maybe I am just too picky)
So, I really want to knit Aidez again, but do not want to make the same yarn mistake. What chunky/bulky yarns have you used and do you love any of them? I am also undecided on color. I am considering a golden yellow, but also love a classic gray that I can wear with anything. Help me decide!
Most people indicated on Ravelry that the sleeves were too tight – I also followed the pattern with the same result, another reason to re-knit this great pattern.