One of our most popular yarns is Chalet from our MountainTop Collection. It’s super yummy and snuggly - and everyone loves it. From day one, people have been asking us “When are you going to get this is colors?” I have good news! It’s here!
Chateau is Chalet’s colorful cousin. It comes in 8 A-M-A-Z-I-N-G colors. All of which work back to the natural colors of the Chalet. It is the same alpaca and bamboo chainette that makes a luxurious, lofty, soft, plush, superior, exquisite, wonderful yarn. It is a bulky yarn, yet because of its chainette construction it is also lightweight and airy when knit at a looser gauge. The bamboo lends lots of drape to garments and accessories. And it has beautiful stitch definition - cables are gorgeous, lace is incredible and simple stockinette is breath taking.
Can you tell I like this yarn?
Because Chateau is the same base as Chalet, there are countless opportunities to revisit some favorite patterns. I had a little fun with Photoshop to give you some previews.
By far, the Color Block Bias Wrap from Handmade Los Angeles I is our most popular design in Chalet. I see a new one pop up on Facebook or Ravelry at least once a week. While part of the beauty of the wrap is the neutrals which go with everything, sometimes you need a little color. Whether you replace just one color in the wrap or go all out and change all of them, your FO will be the envy of everyone in your LYS.
|7443 Adobe, 7406 Camel & 1419 Dusty Pink|
|1457 Clear Sky, 7475 Slate & 1449 Denim|
Another popular design is the Velvetrix from Soft & Cozy. I love big cowl necks that you can cozy up in. The stockinette body of the sweater will go quickly, while the cable detail on the neck will highlight your knitting skills.
|1481 Bud Green|
I also love the Appenzell from the Chalet book last year. The yarn really highlights the cable and moss stitch patterns used in this side-to-side dolman sweater. Perfect with a pair of jeans for the weekends or with a skirt for the office.
|1457 Clear Blue|
I highly recommend running (not walking) to your LYS to get a few (or 20) skeins of Chateau to make something wonderful today!