Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 271 – Bottle Gift Bag in Chesapeake

'Tis the season of holiday parties and pot-lucks with friends, family and coworkers. At an early age, my mother taught me to never show up to these events empty-handed and, over the years, my party favors have matured from soda and chips to wine and cheese (I've never been much of a cook).

Still, my quick trip through the grocery store pales in comparison to the hours some put into their pot-luck dishes and desserts. Imagine my delight when Kathy North shared her Bottle Gift Bag design with us - it's just the thing to jazz up my party contribution. With a circumference of just 36 stitches, I'll probably still whip up a bottle bag or two faster than it will take some to cook their roulades and tarts.

Meg Myers

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The Yarn

50% Organic Cotton • 50% Wool

Chesapeake, part of the Verde Collection of environmentally conscious yarns, is a wonderful combination of cool, crisp, organic cotton and extra soft Merino wool. The perfect yarn to take you through all seasons. The heathered colors are the lovely result of the different ways the vegetable and animal components take the dyes.

More Last-Minute Knits

No matter how you feel about holiday knitting, one thing in knitting is universal: there's never enough time!! Last year we combed our archive of free patterns for the best one and two skein projects we have to offer and featured project photos found on Ravelry. Another year has passed and these designs remain some of our most popular Web-Letters.

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