Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 279 – Kumara Staggered Cable Set

Wide cables worked in super soft Kumara make for a scarf or cowl that is warm and squishy – both designed by Kenny Chua. Make sure to pull your working yarn tight when working the 16 stitch cables to avoid holes at cables crossings.

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The Yarn

85% Extrafine Merino •15% Baby Camel

Kumara is a blend of extrafine merino and baby camel hair. Merino is a warm and buoyant fiber that takes dyes beautifully; camel is a super soft fiber that, because of its short staple length, adds a lovely halo. The merino component is dyed before it is spun with the undyed camel hair. The blend of dyed and undyed fibers makes soft, muted colors. Kumara’s six twisted plies yield great stitch definition.

9194 Serendipity – four designs in Kumara

Seredipity, the newest booklet to feature Kumara, includes four designs (clockwise from the top left): Lucky, a cap with a large stitch crossing on the side; Good Karma a loose-fitting pullover with a relaxed cowl neck and leaf panel detail; Wishbone, a garter stitch scarf with dangling leaf motifs; Fortuna, an easy-to-knit and wear hooded cardigan/poncho.

Kumara has been a Web-Letter staple since its introduction a few seasons ago. Click the images below to visit past issues and download the free patterns.


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