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?


Filed under All Knitting, Casting On and Casting Off, Crochet

35 responses to “Casting On and Casting Off: My Modified Acer and Chateau

  1. Love the new cardi Ti a and thanks for bringing Chateau to my attention! I “may have” just the yarn for it in my stash. :). (We both know I do!!!!!)

  2. It looks beautiful on you! The one you are working on now, I LOVE it!!! I really really want one!

  3. Your Acer is so pretty, I love the mods you made!

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. Deborah Barr

    Beautiful cardigan! I love the interplay of the ribbing and striping.

  6. It looks really lovely on you. The colours are really beautiful.

  7. I LOVE it! You did a fantastic job, as always :-) , and it looks so great on you.

  8. 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. :)

    • 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 !

  9. Wow, your cardigan is gorgeous! I love the detail on the sleeves.

  10. Acer looks great! And the cables on the other one look awesome! And so cuddly warm.

  11. Q- love the sweater. Awesome job adding the crochet edging. Can’t wait to see the finished chunky knit.

  12. you look beautiful and lovely in your new sweater :)

  13. Rhea

    Very pretty Tina. The color suits you beautifully.

  14. Wow, I love it! I especially like the color and the trim!

  15. Your new cardi is very pretty. It fits you perfectly and the colours blending is very attractive. Well done.

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