Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 262 – Pirouette Scarf

The combination of simple lace and stockinette stitch bands makes a beautiful and easy to knit scarf. That is just what Heather McVickar has come up with for this week's free pattern.

Heather chose to work the scarf in Pirouette, a delicate mohair and bamboo blend. The scarf is worked with two strands of yarn held together, each a different shade of blue. With 25 colors to choose from, the possibilities are endless.


Tonia Barry

View Heather’s designs on Ravelry


(file size: 520 KB; published October 9, 2012)

The Yarn

67% Kid Mohair, 25% Bamboo, 8% Nylon

Pirouette is a delicate mohair and bamboo blend, available in twenty-five distinct colors. At 246 yards per ball, this is an incredibly beautiful and affordable alternative to mohair-silk blends. The gauge is versatile, making this just as airy and beautiful on a US3 or a US8.

Garments knit in Pirouette make great use of this versatility, featuring pieces knit with one, two or even three strands held together for dramatically different looks.

Bliss: four new designs in Pirouette

New this Fall, Bliss is a collection of designs in Pirouette that takes full advantage of the yarn's versatile gauge with designs worked both double and single stranded on a variety of needle sizes.

Clockwise from the top left: Cherub, an ethereal pullover with columns of lace; Paradise is a reversible cowl in two sizes with vertical and horizontal stripes; Eden is another cowl that takes full advantage of Pirouette's palette with subtle color changes; Serene is striped by alternating single and double strands of the same color.

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