Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 267 – Delilah Hat in Blackthorn

This week's pattern is a basic hat with a twist - several twists in fact. Tonia Barry worked two garter stitch strips twisted together and carried up the side of the hat to the top where they are joined by a third strip and decorate the top. Using just one hank of Blackthorn, this quick knit would make a great holiday gift.

Susan Mills

View Tonia’s designs on Ravelry


(file size: 600 KB; published November 13, 2012)

The Yarn

50% Superfine Alpaca • 50% Woolo

Undyed alpaca and wool merge in a plump, squishy 100 gram hank of fiber scrumptiousness! Part of the MountainTop Collection of yarns spun from natural, undyed fibers, Blackthorn is the soft, chunky counterpart to worsted-weight Vista.

More Patterns in Blackthorn


Did you know that our Fall 2012 collection is the biggest we've ever published at CEY? Alpaca Sox and Vail have their first-ever dedicated pattern booklets, and Liberty Wool has four booklets this fall, including one for babies and another for kids. There are also new booklets for each of our five new yarns - including Blackthorn. Fall '12 has some of our biggest yarn-specific books, with a few packing in six designs (or more!).

Clockwise from the top-left: Castlebridge, a one-hank cowl in an oversized lace pattern; Birchfield is a cardigan with a hemmed, stand-up collar; Widgeon Hill is worked with a fan-stitch bottom and short-rows at the top for a curved shape; Scatter Creek is a garter-stitch scarf with contrasting accents woven in ladders created by dropping stitches; super-simple Gibbons Lane mittens will fit either hand; and tunic-length Spyder Lake has a cable panel on the front.

Look for the Blackthorn booklet of designs at local yarn shops or download the patterns online.

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