Finally the pattern is finished. And I still like it a lot. Returning to a pattern can be difficult, it can somehow grow old and does not bear the first love feeling any more, but then again, good elements can age beautifully and Aada has lots of them.
First of all, Aada is worked with small gauge, which provides a firm but light fabric, that will keep its shape in multiple washings.
The sleeves are worked in the round, again easy finishing, but I love stripes and I just had to add stripes to the cuffs.
The collar took a lot of thought. It is soft and drapes beautifully. I added a row of single crochet stitches to add stability to the neck opening and few short rows to provide better fit and finished it with a row of chain stitches.
Since the fronts have I-cord edgings, I was lost at first when I tried to find a solution for the closing. Then finally I found a unique way to add buttons: I-cord loops.
Of course there are the backing buttons for neat finishing.
I think these are all the design details.
To sum it all up:
0-3 months (6-9 months, 12-18 months); 50-56cm (62-68cm, 74-80cm)
Fingering weight or 4-ply in three colors:
0-3 months: 140g (560m/625yd), 6-9 months: 170g (680m/750yd), 12-18 months: 200g (800m/890y)
Contrast Color 1
Contrast Color 2
2,5mm/US1.5 straight and double pointed needles or a size that will give you the gauge
2,0mm/US0 straight and double pointed needles for working the I-cords, closing the piping and working the striped cuffs
32sts/48rows = 10cm/4" in pattern stitch
Darning needle, stitch markers, crochet hook in size 1,75mm or 2,0mm
Intermediate knitting skills
Basic knowledge of crochet
Should you like to knit Aada, you can find her in my Ravelry Pattern Store.