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Issue 306 – Introducing Fall 2013

There are so many things that I love about fall -the cooler temperatures and the crispness in the air that affords us the chance to pull on an extra layer, the beautiful color show that Mother Nature puts on, the yummy food that comes with the season and even changing from sandals to boots. But the thing I like best about fall? The knitting. There is something comforting about settling in for a spell with your yarn and warm mug of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

This fall, Classic Elite Yarns has four new fabulous yarns – Ava, Horizon, Liberty Wool Light Solid and Wynter. We also have over 170 amazing designs. From simple stockinette to complex cables, you can find it here. Take a peek at our collection and see what is sure to get your needles clicking this fall.

  • The beautiful lace detail on the sleeves and back add interest to Cinnabar, a classic raglan shawl collar cardigan. Knit in Chesapeake, this is a great transition piece that works from early fall to late spring.
  • I love anything with pockets, so of course I immediately fell in love with Alesia as soon as I saw it. Knit in Ava, it is a great piece to throw on for an evening out, whether over a cocktail dress or with jeans and tank.
  • The boyfriend sweater is one that will never truly go out of style. Buck, from our menswear book Leader of the Pack, is a color-blocked cardigan with a reindeer motif knit in Blackthorn. Make one for yourself or the man in your life.

Do you have a favorite among the collection? What are you itching to cast on? Join the conversation on Ravelry.

Enjoy!

Claudine Monique

Ava • 86% Wool, 9% Viscose, 5% Metallized Polyester

Gauge: 5-5½ sts/inch on US 5-6 (3.75-4 mm)
Yardage: approx 128 yards/50 gram ball
Care: hand wash cold, dry flat

Everyone needs a little sparkle in her life and Ava, a merino/viscose blend with a touch of shine, is the perfect answer. It has just the right amount of glimmer – enough to make any garment shine for a special occasion, but not too much for everyday wear, all while maintaining a super soft hand. The plied merino is great for lace, cables or textured stitches.

 

Horizon • 48% Wool, 30% Acrylic, 15% Alpaca, 7% Silk

Gauge: 3½ sts/inch on US 10 (6 mm)
Yardage: approx 87 yards /50 gram ball
Care: hand wash cold, dry flat

What could be better than a bulky single ply tweed look yarn that also creates a subtle stripe? Horizon is just that yarn! A super soft wool-blend yarn in a bulky weight makes Horizon perfect for quick, warm knits. Its gently variegated colors create a smooth transition from one to another - with a strand of slubby silk adding interest in the form of a subtle tweedy look.

 

Liberty Wool Light • now in solid shades!

Fiber: 100% washable wool
Gauge: 6 sts/inch on US 4 (3.55 mm)
Yardage: approx 200 yards /50 gram ball
Care: machine wash cold, tumble dry cool or dry flat

We couldn't be happier to introduce the newest member of our Liberty Wool family - Liberty Wool Light Solid. It's perfect for stranded colorwork, baby items, socks and more! The 18 exquisite colors of Liberty Wool Light Solid coordinate perfectly with the printed version for endless possibilities.

 

Wynter • 50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Wool

Gauge: 3-3½ sts/inch on US 10½-11 (6.5-8 mm)
Yardage: approx 100 yards/100 gram hank
Care: hand wash cold, dry flat

Wynter is a delectable bulky blend of alpaca and wool. Perfect for big chunky sweaters that knit up quickly, a throw that anyone would want to snuggle into or accessories to keep you toasty on those cold winter mornings to come. Wynter comes in 16 vibrant colors that are sure to get your hands itching to cast on.

 

Fall 2013 Pattern Booklets

We have been really busy getting everything ready for fall. We have 28 booklets this season that showcase many of our favorite yarns, including Majestic Tweed, Kumara, Silky Alpaca Lace, Inca Alpaca and many more! There is a dedicated menswear booklet (Leader of the Pack), a booklet with accessory designs in Fresco by Amy Loberg (Alpine Forest) and two Color by Kristin books (Book 4 and Book 5). You can view all the booklets on our website by clicking here.


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