Size made: I made the back in size 44" and I made sleeves and fronts in size 48", for a room size 44" bust
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
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
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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