Almost FO: Blocking Aidez

16 May

Aidez blew up Ravelry a while ago. It has two design elements I usually can’t stand–raglan sleeves and aran-weight yarn–but I saw so many cute versions that I thought I’d give it a try. (Also, I’ve never knit seamed raglan sleeves; maybe they’ll be an improvement over seamless ones.) My knitting time is restricted to about an hour a day now, while Chris and I watch something in the precious time between Abby’s bedtime and my bedtime, so this has gone slooooowly. I have no idea if it’s going to fit or be wearable, but I loved knitting it and I think it looks awesome!

Blocking mats from KnitPicks.

Despite the many cables, the pattern memorized easily. I only made a few mistakes. Can you spot this one?

One of my Ears of Corn leans the wrong way.

I focused on opening up the ribbing when I blocked. My 1×1 ribbing tends to be a little wonky (whose doesn’t?), so I compensated by going down about 4 needle sizes. I think it looks so much better.

The ribbing isn't actually crooked; it's just my camera angle.

My pin-and-space shortage means that I won’t be able to block this all at once, so don’t look for the finished piece until next week or so. (The sewing up! Ack!) Now, on to something quick and seamless to recover.


One Response to “Almost FO: Blocking Aidez”


  1. Aidez disaster « The No-Method Method to Happy, Healthy Children - May 23, 2011

    […] May As I was blocking the fronts of my Aidez cardigan yesterday, very excited to start sewing it up, I saw something dreadful. Do you see […]

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