Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 317 – Horizon Hats

When I encounter a new yarn, one of my first thoughts is usually "could I make a hat with just one ball?". Sure I could look up other designs and see if anyone else has done it, but when the yarn is brand-new, there's only one way to find out – swatch, cast on and take notes.

Now, when Tonia sees a new yarn she has a different approach. She usually has a new design already in mind and has been waiting for the just right yarn pairing. For example a newsboy cap that needed a yarn that was bulky but not heavy, and had a subtle tweed that would compliment the textured pattern.

Horizon was just the yarn for Tonia's Newsboy Cap and, as I was happy to find out, has enough yardage on one ball to make a simple fitted cap. So this week we present two quick-to-knit patterns in one PDF to help you get acquainted with Horizon.

Meg Myers

The Yarn

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

Horizon is a soft, single-ply, wool blend yarn in a bulky weight 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.

Quick-to-knit: from one-ball projects to sweaters in bulky yarns

Last week we told you about our new book, Portraits (now in local yarn shops, how exciting!). In the spirit of quick-to-knit projects, our book tour of Portraits continues with four more designs to suit a variety of tastes.

(Clockwise, from the top left) If you love Horizon, then consider Georgiana, an easy-to-knit cardigan with rib and stockinette sections. Lace Silhouette is for those looking for quick projects (and another one of my can I make a hat with one ball? experiments). Knit the fitted hat with one ball of Ava or make a slouchier version with two. Berthe is another one-ball project in Ava.

Perhaps you are a fan of bulky yarns? And hats too? Then Eugenia, knit in bulky Chalet, is the perfect project. With bulky yarns in mind, Mona Lisa gives us even more options, choose either the pullover (knit in Blackthorn) or the cardigan (knit in Wynter), and enjoy the quick-knitting sweater with diagonal purl lines.

Love what you see? We have exciting news! The Portraits eBook is available for free to anyone who purchases the printed book from their LYS. Look for the download code in the table of contents. Or, you can purchase the Portraits eBook and individual patterns online.

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