Casting On and Casting Off: Irish Coffee and Chateau!

Woo Hoo …. my Chateau is finished!  I absolutely love it and today was the perfect day to finish as it’s been really chilly here in Phoenix and it’s toasty warm.  I know I will get a lot of wear out of this piece over the next few months :)




Pattern:   Chateau by Melissa Schaschwary.

Yarn:   9 skeins of Patons Classic Wool Bulky in the color Dark Grey, which is 702 yards (641.9m) or 900 grams

Needles:   US size 13 (9mm) circular knitting needle for the body and a size US 11 (8mm) circular knitting needle for the ribbing.

Mods:  None

This pattern was truly a delight to knit and with the bulky weight, is a fast knit, I just had too many things going on, so it took me a little be longer to finish.  Melissa’s pattern is well-written with step-by-step instructions but does include a chart for the cable design.  I love the references provided for casting on and casting off, as well as the information on the measurement of the finished piece.

So, what’s now on the needles ….

I will be casting on a long time favorite, Irish Coffee by Thea Colman, Baby Cocktails.  I’ve decided to use my stash of Rowan Felted Tweed (color #133 Midnight) for this project and think it will look quite nice in blue.

Rowan Felted Tweed – #133 Midnight

Courtesy of Thea Coleman – Irish Coffee

I also plan to work on my long forgotten Spring Forward Socks, which I have to share that the first one has been on the needles since October!

So what are you working on?


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

27 responses to “Casting On and Casting Off: Irish Coffee and Chateau!

  1. Lori Ann Wallin

    Oh, I lve this shrug, Tina! And it looks lovely on you!

  2. Congratulations Tina! The sweater is absolutely stunning, and you look marvelous wearing it. It even looks toasty warm, and very soft as well. A great sweater for cuddling up in. :) OMG, I think I would wear it out if it were mine. LOL

    Love the plans for the new sweater too, and the yarn is really pretty. Love the cable work. It should be another winner for you.

    • Thank you Sandie and it really is toasty warm, plan to wear it to work today! You really should make one, you would love it! I’m hoping the Irish Coffee will be another winner ~ it’s been a long time favorite :)

  3. janet chappell

    Love it and it so suits you ! Gorgeous.

  4. Love Chateau! It’s looks fantastic!

  5. chateau looks great! and from what i’ve been hearing the timing couldn’t be better for your neck of the woods.

    love irish coffee btw. i’ve considered making it a few times. thea’s designs are so wearable.

    • Thank you Jody :) I really love it and plan to wear it to work today. I’ve been wanting to make Irish Coffee for a long time … good time to cast on!

  6. Debbie Winn

    Tina, You look very lovely in your Chateau!
    I was introduced to Thea Colman’s patterns just a few months ago and I love them! The color you chose for the Irish Coffee is beautiful. Can’t wait to see it.

  7. Very lovely Chateau, and it looks like a fun knit too. I love the big cables.

  8. It is GORGEOUS!!! Love love love it and you wear it so well!!
    That blue rowan yarn is so pretty and I think it’s perfect for irish coffee!

  9. Gorgeous sweater, looks great on you! I love the one you’ve picked out to do next too, great yarn color. I love tweed!

  10. Beautiful Chateau, I just may have to knit Irish Coffee for my youngest daughter.

  11. Beautiful work on that sweaterl It is the perfect sweater for our current temps.

  12. Hi Tina, this looks fantastic! So cozy and cute on you. :)

  13. Q – Your Chateau is fabulous! The perfect cover-up for winter in warmer-weather climes. You’ve done it again. Excuse me, I have to go look up the pattern and yarn.

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