Loveland Castle

by Dye Mad Yarns


Less spooky and more just Weird is the Loveland Castle. Loveland Castle, also known as Chateau Laroche, is a museum on the banks of the Little Miami River north of Loveland, Ohio. 

Built in the style of a Medieval castle, construction began in the 1920s by a man named Harry D. Andrews. He built the castle on promotional plots of land that were obtained by paying for one-year subscriptions to The Cincinnati Enquirer. Andrews named his castle after a military hospital in the Château de la Roche in southwest France, where he was stationed during the First World War. Its name means "Rock Castle" in French.

For over fifty years, Andrews worked on his castle project. He pulled stones from the nearby Little Miami River, and when that supply was exhausted, molded bricks with cement and quart milk cartons.

Our Loveland Castle yarn is warm tans and greens. Beautifully pairs with its local cryptid, the Loveland Frogman. 


Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply