Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 253 – Ennis Cowl in Solstice

This week’s Web-Letter pattern designed by Tabetha Hedrick has all of the components that get my knitterly juices flowing: lace, cables, and buttons. Best of all, it’s worked in one of my favorite yarns, Solstice. Solstice is wonderful for many reasons, one of which is its eco-friendly combination of organic cotton and merino. The cotton component allows for great stitch definition, while the super-soft merino wool adds warmth, drape, and helps the piece hold its shape. Knit loosely, this piece is a quick knit that will give any outfit a touch of added style.

Tonia Barry

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(file size: 660 KB; updated August 15, 2012)
Errata note for patterns downloaded before August 15, 2012: The column of stitches at stitch 12 should be removed; so Row 1 has a purl st (#11) immediately followed by a yo and so on for all following rows.
The written instructions are correct.

The Yarn:

70% organic cotton, 30% merino wool

Part of the CEY Verde Collection of eco-friendly yarns, Solstice is a blend of organically-grown cotton and soft merino wool. Combining organic cotton and merino allows Solstice to make use of the best qualities of each. The cotton component keeps the stitches crisp and clear, provides structure, and allows the finished garment to breathe. Super soft merino wool adds warmth, drape, and helps pieces hold their shape.

Also in Solstice!

We all fell a little bit in love with Solstice when we did our office knit-a-long of the Lodi cardigan from Knitscene Summer 2011. The colors are vibrant, and the ply and texture are unlike any wool-cotton blend we've ever used. The organic status of the cotton is just the cherry on the sundae! We published a booklet of four designs in Solstice this spring, available in print or pdf form. Designs include (from left to right), Boulevard, Meander, Mosey, and Ramble.

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