Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 329 – Pearl knit in Toboggan

Whether you are a new knitter and or a seasoned pro, it is refreshing to return to the basics. This is especially true when basic knit and purl stitches blend to become a piece that is far grander than its individual parts.

That is just the case with Pearl from Talitha Kuomi. This oversized scarf has just one purl row for every three knit rows, creating a ridge texture that is exaggerated by the giant stitches. The effect would not have nearly the impact in a fine gauge, which is why she chose to knit it with Toboggan, our bulkiest yarn. The yarn is held doubled, guaranteeing that it will fly off your needles.

Meg Myers

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The Yarn

70% Merino • 30% Superfine Alpaca

Toboggan is a blend of merino wool and superfine alpaca twisted into a soft, weighty skein of bulky yarn. The double ply and unbelievably soft hand contribute to buttery soft and lofty winter garments and accessories.

Simple Stitches

Simple as they may be, knit and purl stitches can be mixed to create endless textures. Here are a few of our favorite Web-Letter patterns that prove handknits don't have to be complicated to be beautiful.


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