Before we get started with the KAL I want to give a big shout out to my favorite ladies over at Knit Picks for featuring me and my Tinfoil Tiara Brigade Headband pattern on the Knit Picks Blog on Friday!

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The headband pattern is now a member of the Knit Picks pattern inventory, as a free download.

Opening up a blog I love and seeing my face gives me butterflies every time. I’ll never get use to that! So a huge thanks to Knit Picks and especially my girl Stacey for being so nice to me and for letting me be a part of your pattern program!

KAL Week 1: Aidez Cast On!

It’s here! The moment we’ve all been waiting for! It’s time to cast on our Aidez Cardigans and start our knit along!

We’re knitting the body of Aidez all together, fronts and back, which means we’re casting on all those stitches right off the bat. Cast on the stitches for the right front, place a marker, cast on stitches for the back, place a marker, and cast on stitches for the left front. We’ll be easing into this whole thing by working back and forth in a K1P1 rib for 3”. Then things get interesting.

This Week’s Make Up Your Mind Goal: Cast on the entire body of the sweater, work 3” of K1P1 rib. There is a line at the end of the Ribbing Row 2 for each section, so make sure you increase as directed for your size.

Follow Right Front Establish Pat Sts Row, then following Back Establish Pat Sts Row, then Left Front Establish Pat Sts Row, and be sure to use different color markers than the ones you used to separate your back and front sections.

Work three additional inches of sweater following all charts as written. I created a chart laying out where each row of each different chart goes when, where each marker is, where the k1tbls are, everything. Take a look here. The Trellis Pattern in the center back of the sweater is a 24 row pattern, so use that as your anchor. Use the chart to make sure you are on the correct row in all other patterns. Following the chart I made back and forth really helped me get a feel for the pattern, and put everything where it needs to be. Let me know if you have questions about it!

You want 6 total inches if sweater at the end of week 1. Good luck!

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