Monday, May 2, 2011

Finished Project: Supermom's Cape

Supermom's Cape
Pattern: Aidez by Cirila Rose (My Ravelry Project Page)
Size made: I made the back in size 44" and I made sleeves and fronts in size 48", for a room size 44" bust
Craft: Knit 

Needle used: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 
Yarn used: Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool
Color: 8010: Natural
Yardage Used:  999 yards (522 grams)
Bought yarn from:  Dragonfly Yarns, in Surprise, Arizona
Use yarn again?  Yep, used already for my first Aidez! Still great to work with.
Project Details and Feedback
Duration of Project: February 1st to April 1st, 2011
Made for:  Mommy
Modifications: My cable substitutions, different sized pieces (size 44" for the back and size 48" for the fronts and sleeves). I used the 3 needle bind-off for collar to make the seam neat.
Make this pattern again? Well, this was a second time making this pattern and it was another fun experience.  I do however think I'm done with this pattern but only because two is enough! haha!
Final thoughts/ recommendations: I am so very proud of this creation.  Not until I put it on did I feel that I really did a fantastic job with it.  The look on mom's face when she got it was quite wonderful.  I hope she finds good use out of it!

 What I learned/practiced in this pattern:  Using the appropriate method for all of the seaming I did. I also practiced substituting cables.



Cable Charts Used
*Click for larger view* 
  First chart (top 2): 
Center Braid from Burridge Lake Aran Afghan
Second chart (bottom left): 
Loose Braid Cable from Aran Knitting second edition, pg. 68: Chart E
Third chart (bottom right): 
XO Cable from Aran Knitting second edition, pg. 62: Chart E


Anonymous said...

That's funny, I left a comment yesterday...but it must not of took :(
Anyway, I thank you for the beautiful, custom cape...I mean sweater :) My only lament is that it is getting hot here in Phoenix now and I won't get to wear it much right now! But it will be a joy to wear when it cools down again. Love you daughter! xxxooo mommy

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

=] I'm glad you like it mommy!