Aidez II

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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. So help me out with color and yarn selection!

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  • Jessie: September 26, 2016

    Both colors are beautiful! Maybe consider Madelinetosh Chunky? Don’t know what your budget is, but that is some gorgeous yarn. I love my Aidez, too – which I knit in the Eco Wool – but I use it more as a fall/spring jacket, which works with that woolly, woolly yarn!

  • Karla: September 26, 2016

    What a beautiful sweater! Such a shame you can’t wear it! I love that golden color, but I think you should go with gray so you can wear it all the time!

  • Melinda: September 26, 2016

    I like gold especially for fall! What about berroco weekend? I don’t know if it will work with that pattern but I love the feel of it and how it hangs!

  • smashleestitches: September 26, 2016

    Gold because its different and I think it would amazing!!!!

  • Katie: September 26, 2016

    ahh..good recommendation! I forgot about that option! I love madelinetosh, but that would be much more cost effective…the other reason I am hesitating with madelinetosh is the color variations between skeins on this large of a project. I also thought of Quince and co – but no color is hitting me over the head ;)
    I know vintage has some incredible color choices….and Webs is calling my name!

  • withlovefromcarole: September 26, 2016

    I am really loving this pattern and think I may be copying you. I really loved knitting with Berocco Vintage Chunky. I made Jaidens owl sweater with it and I don’t think it’s too itchy. Also it doesn’t pill much either. I would do grey ( of course :) )

  • Sharon: September 26, 2016

    You would look amazing in the gold….and you can wear it with many colors!

  • Cheryl: September 26, 2016

    Katie, you know me, it is the golden for sure!!

  • handmadebytracie: September 26, 2016

    I’ve had trouble finding non-itchy chunky yarns that don’t pill. I am always on the hunt for great chunky yarns!!

    As for color, I think golden yellow is the bolder choice. When working with my oil paints Yellow Ochre is actually one of the key base colors used for mixing and achieving various tones. I think the color will go with a lot more than one would think and be a great staple piece! :)

  • Dana: September 26, 2016

    Katie that sweater is sooo gorgeous! I love gold for Fall! They are both your colors.

  • Laura: September 26, 2016

    Quince and Co Osprey has been used by a lot of people on ravelry as well. I have some and it is surprisingly soft for wool. I’m debating knitting Aidez or Solstice with it. They’ve got some nice yellows like Carrie’s Yellow. Or Chanterelle is a nice grey. In Vintage, I think sunny is close to your yellow and would be really nice. Now I’m inspired!

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