Casting On and Casting Off: My Modified Acer and Chateau

I’m so excited that I finished my Acer cardigan this past weekend and I truly love how it turned out!  I was even more excited to be able to wear it to work today as it is quite chilly here in Phoenix with all the rain we are getting.

Front View

Front View

 

Back View

Back View

Side View

Side View

 

Pattern:  Acer by Kirsten Kapur

Yarn:  7 skeins of Lion Brand Amazing (1029 yards/350 grams/ 940.9m) in the color way violets.

Lion Brand Amazing

Lion Brand Amazing

Needle:  US Size 9 (5.5mm)

Mods:  The only modification I made was adding a crocheted border to the sleeves and to the border.  The crocheted pattern I used was the Arch 4 stitch pattern found in Super Stitches Crochet: Essential Techniques Plus a Dictionary of more than 180 Stitch Patterns by Jennifer Campbell and Ann-Marie Bakewell.

Now on my needles is a bulky quick knit called Chateau designed by Melissa Schaschwary.  I’m using my newly acquired Patons Classic Wool Bulky in the color Dark Grey and a US size 13 (9mm) circular knitting needle.  I’ve completed a total of 1 and a half repeats of the pattern and have 1  and a half to go before binding off.  I can’t wait to wear this cozy shrug!

Chunky cables make this garment really pop!

Chunky cables make this garment really pop!

 

Chateau – photo courtesy of Melissa Schaschwary

What’s on your needles, hooks or wheel this week?

35 thoughts on “Casting On and Casting Off: My Modified Acer and Chateau

  1. Beth J

    Looks beautiful! The rain is amazing I’m not sure my potted plants will survive.
    I think you are a trendsetter looks like we all will be making the shrug.

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    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you Beth and I agree with you on the rain :). The shrug is such a beautiful design and I’m so excited everyone is liking it, and have plans to make it.

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    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you Andi! It’s been great wearing hand knits with all our cool weather and rain in the Valley. Hope you’re not floating away :)

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  2. Sandie Knapp

    Your Acer sweater looks wonderful on you, and I think the crocheted edging was a brilliant addition. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of use out of that one.

    I like the one you’re working on now, especially the way it drapes over the shoulders, and the looseness in the sleeves. Should be another hit and will help to keep you cozy and warm this Winter. :)

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    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you so much Sandie :) I’m having fun with my new project and I’m hoping to be done next week, if not before. It’s a lovely design and I agree about the draping, it’s perfect !

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