Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 254 – Stripie Scarf in Soft Linen

In our diverse, knitterly world I am one of the process knitters. I have knit entire sweaters with no intention of wearing them, just for the joy of working the pattern. More frequently, I whip up an accessory and toss it in the 'gifts' pile seconds after it's finished blocking.

The Stripie Scarf by Amy Loberg, however, is an exception to my process-knitting habit. Not only have I already cast on, but I can't wait to finish and add the piece to my small collection of coveted accessories that get frequent wear. Stripie is worked in Soft Linen with easy garter stitch stripes and no-fuss short rows. I'll be wearing my as a kerchief in our cool office the moment the last end is woven in.

Meg Myers

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(file size: 740 KB; published August 7, 2012)

The Yarn

Soft Linen
35% Linen, 35% Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca

Soft Linen is the perfect yarn for warmer days and soft, cool nights. The alpaca makes a beautiful halo, the linen gives it a crisp and firm hand and the wool provides stability and its own level of softness.

This year-round yarn works equally well for lace, colorwork and textures. This makes it a particularly good choice for accessories that will get a lot of use, like hats, belts, shawls, scarves and mitts.

How to...knit pleats!

One of the beauties of Soft Linen is that it's a great transitional yarn with the best qualities of each fiber in its unique blend--crispness from the linen, structure from the wool, and a soft halo from the alpaca.

Andi Clark's Comet is from our Spring collection, but I can easily see it fitting beautifully into a fall wardrobe. This bottom-up cardigan features some cool design features, including lace panels and pleats. Visit the blog to get a closer look at how the pleats are made and knit your own up in one of 26 gorgeous colors!

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