Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 303 – Floral Eyelet Shawl in Firefly

I don't have much of a green thumb (in fact, I am pretty sure that all of mine are brown), but with this shawl from Melissa G. Martinez, I can have flowers wrapped around me at all times. This oversized scarf made from Firefly, showcases a daisy motif on a background of stockinette stitch with a garter edge and reverse stockinette detail. And the "wrong" side of this shawl is just as pretty as the right side.

This would make a great transition piece for the early fall that will be upon us shortly. Why not cast on now and get a jump start?

Claudine Monique

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(file size: 930 KB; published August 6, 2013)

The Yarn

25% linen, 75% viscose

Firefly is a warm-weather yarn with a subtle sheen and wonderful hand. The juxtaposition of the linen with a light-catching sheen gives it a distinctly feminine look. Firefly drapes wonderfully at a wide range of gauges - knit loosely for elegant lace or more tightly for stockinette fabrics.


Domino: four designs in Firefly

The spring/summer 2013 patterns featuring Firefly in Domino showcase the versatility of the yarn: long sleeves, sleeveless, a big shawl and a skinny scarf. A quick click through past booklets shows even more variation in designs (see Peabody Path and Meadow). Firefly may just be the perfect yarn for warm-weather designs...

(Left to right) Bergen is a loose-fitting opaque and sheer pullover with raw edges; Fortress is a triangular shawl worked in three different lace patterns; Mexican Train is a two color scarf worked lengthwise; Flower & Scorpion is a sleeveless cardigan worked from the top down with feminine eyelet edging.

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