Friday, November 29, 2013

It's Here

MountainTop Chalet's colorful cousin, Chateau is the same super-soft baby alpaca/bamboo blend with a chainette construction. It knits up quickly, which is perfect for last-minute holiday gifts. Any pattern written for Chalet will knit-up just as beautifully in Chateau. 
Here is a sample that Beth knit up.
You might recognize the cowl. It's called the Coors Cowl and the pattern is from a Classic Elite Web-Letter. For the new cowl we used 4 colours of Chateau. Super easy.

The yarn is on the website and I hope the swatches will be there soon. There are eight vibrant, heathery colours.


Here is another easy pattern from a Classic Elite Web-Letter. Shown in Chalet if you like natural colours or you can use the new Chateau.
Chalet/Chateau is a perfect yarn for a cowl: super soft, thick, lofty and quick to knit. For a quick and easy stockinette cowl, grab a short circular needle, cast on 72 stitches and knit until you have the right height for your neck. Or try this week's pattern for a varied rib cowl with a bit more interest.
Once the first round of rib is established, just work the stitches as they appear - no need to look at the pattern again. And don't be dismayed by size of your pre-blocked cowl - the reversible rib pulls in an alarming amount but will easily block out to the correct size. 
You can sign up on Classic Elite's website to receive the Web-Letter.
Each week the CEY Web-Letter team puts together a collection of information we think you'd enjoy—There are often free patterns, information about the stitches and yarns used in the patterns, book reviews, discussions from designers… and more! Visit see all the past web-letters, and enter your e-mail address to receive them each week in your e-mail inbox.
A new door was installed today. No more cracked glass. Nice hardware. I'm happy. The only problem is the colour. It's an aluminum door that hasn't been painted. Thankfully I gave a pair of Leaf tickets to my friends who have a painting company last week. I think I can talk them into painting the door for me. The colour??? I'll let you think about it and I'm sure you will come up with the answer :)

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

Those yarn colors are just gorgeous. The door is pretty good, too, but I hope you have good security where you are. It appears pretty easy to break a window and break in. :(