Aidez is an updated version of a classic Aran cardigan. Its traditional cables and motifs appear on a modern, fitted shape knit with a soft, chunky wool. The result is a beautiful pairing of old and new!
Christianna wore her Aidez cardigan the other day and I asked Olan, who works next-door at Spool, to snap a few photos. It’s a great winter sweater; it’s casual style goes with everything and it’s warm by itself or over lots of layers.
The Aidez knitting pattern is free from Berroco. It’s knit in 5 separate pieces – the back, the left and right fronts, and two sleeves – which are then seamed together. If you haven’t knit a sweater yet, or if you’ve only knit sweaters in the round, this is a great first seamed sweater to try. It’s also a great introduction to cables – how to knit them and how to keep track of them. Cables aren’t difficult, but like anything new, they’re a little tricky at first.
Aidez is knit with Berroco’s Peruvia Quick yarn. It’s a 2-ply chunky yarn made with soft Peruvian Highland wool that works up at 3 stitches per inch on size #11 needles. The larger gauge helps it knit up quickly, but it’s light, so garments are warm but not heavy. Peruvia Quick comes in a fantastic range of solid and heathered shades.
If you want to make Aidez and would like some support, we’re offering a class that starts next month. Click here for all the details.
Aidez Cardigan Class
$80 for four 2-hour sessions
Wednesdays, 6 to 8pm: January 4, 11, 25, and February 1