Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 292 – Fresh Air Bag in Provence

The farmers market in my neighborhood begins on June 1st and I'm counting the days (18) until I can fill my bags with local produce. That's plenty of time to crochet Kathy North's Fresh Air Bag, which is the perfect fit for moving through the crowd. It is worked sideways and cleverly shaped by using stitches of different heights. I'm a fair-weather crocheter and am confident that the hardest part about making this bag will be choosing just one color of Provence – I'm leaning toward Spring Leaf, it seems like a lyrical pairing for my farmers market Fresh Air Bag.

If you're a fan of crocheted bags and Kathy's designs, don't miss the Summer String Bag, one of our most popular Web-Letters to date!

Meg Myers

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The Yarn

100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton

Provence, one of our signature yarns, is a mercerized Egyptian cotton that knits into a strong and beautiful fabric.

Egyptian cotton has two qualities that make it a great cotton yarn: a very long staple (fiber) length and a small diameter. The long staple gives the yarn strength and sheen; and the delicate diameter means that it spins into a soft, smooth yarn. Mercerizing makes a yarn that is stable, takes dye well, and is less likely to shrink.

Surf's Up – a collection of crochet designs

Surf’s Up, booklet 9213, is our first collection dedicated exclusively to crochet and will have you clamoring to pick up your hook. This booklet features six summery styles in Canyon, Firefly, Classic Silk, Sanibel, Silky Alpaca Lace, Cricket and Firefly, each in a wide size range.

Look for Surf's Up at your LYS or purchase the patterns individually online.

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