Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 299 – Garter Stripe Cowl

Claudine Monique is the newest addition to the CEY family. You have probably already met her through the blog, Facebook or Twitter pages, which she updates as our social media lady. Claudine has a background in fashion and also got to work at her LYS in New York, so it was only a matter of time before she started designing for the Web-Letter. Her first of (I hope) many designs is this Garter Stripe Cowl that is easy to knit, with a innate cleverness because the stripes are perfectly reversible.

Meg Myers

View Claudine's designs on Ravelry

(file size: 285 KB; published July 9, 2013)

The Yarn

Silky Alpaca Lace
70% alpaca, 30% silk

Silky Alpaca Lace is a beautiful blend of fibers, spun into a gossamer yarn that knits into amazing lightweight pieces. The alpaca in this yarn provides warmth and a soft halo, while the silk adds a subtle sheen to the knitted stitches. Worked with larger needles, Silky Alpaca Lace makes lovely, light-as-air shawls, garments and accessories.

Knit in the Round

Would you like to join a little running inside joke we have at CEY? Uttering knit in the round gives most of us the giggles. You see, we are a troupe of accomplished knitters, capable of tackling the most intimidating patterns. However, we often find ourselves knitting the simplest of stitches, usually in the round (but flat projects can qualify too). The very idea that I'd rather knit garter stitch accessories than intricate sweaters amuses us all. After all, knitting is a meditation, stitch by stitch, and finding comfort in stitches comes just as easily from simple stitches as complex ones.

Today's issue is one of those we'll snicker about when it becomes a hit. Here are a few other recent issues that fit into our gleeful running joke.




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