Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 252 – Crocheted Diaphanous Shawl

Imagine our delight when we read this blurb about Firefly from Craftgossip after Web-Letter 250's Dayflower Shawl, "You could work this [project] in a variety of yarns, but the chosen yarn, Classic Elite Firefly, is such a beauty you'll want to seek it out. This linen/rayon combo is shiny, drapey and just really pretty, catching the eye on the needles and in the finished project." We love hearing that our yarns are irreplaceable.

This latest free pattern from Kathy North shows off all the Firefly qualities we know and love. An allover openwork stitch keeps it airy and light, but its unusual shape and overall size make it feel cozy. I can totally imagine draping this over my shoulders while dining al fresco, or maybe at the drive-in. Crochet means it works up in a snap, so you'll have plenty of summertime left to enjoy it.


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Errata for patterns downloaded before 10/1/12 - Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each dc and sp across to last 2 sts, sc in last dc, sc in top of turning ch, turn (53 sc).

The Yarn

25% linen, 75% viscose

Firefly is a warm-weather yarn with a subtle sheen and wonderful hand. The juxtaposition of the linen with a light-catching sheen gives it a distinctly feminine look. Firefly drapes wonderfully at a wide range of gauges - knit loosely for elegant lace or more tightly for stockinette fabrics.

Crochet in the Spring 2012 Collection

Sometimes crochet feels like it takes a backseat to knitting, but we can't imagine why! Crocheting is fast, three-dimensional, and versatile. You can crochet something as simple as a beaded necklace (just pre-string the beads and chain away), or something as complex as a lace doily crocheted out of thread! We have some fabulous crocheted designs in our Spring 2012 collection.

If you haven't crocheted before, check out the resources in the Tutorials section of the Classic Elite website. Or, better yet, visit your LYS and have somebody teach you!

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