Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 337 – Two-Color Seedling Scarf

With the slow thaw of winter, I happily shed my layers of wooly handknits and don shorter sleeves and thinner fabrics. However, I can never bring myself to stow away all of my knits – after the New England winter I feel incomplete without a scarf. So, I transition to airy accessories knit in cotton yarns.

Today's scarf pattern from Susan is exactly the kind of design that I look to this time of year. It is worked in two colors of Seedling, a soft organic cotton, and uses just three hanks. The scarf's crescent shape is made with short rows in the stockinette stitch body, which is a perfect canvas to practice the handy technique.

Meg Myers   

View Susanís designs on Ravelry


(file size: 611 KB; published April 8, 2014)

The Yarn


100% organic cotton

Seedling is a machine washable organic cotton in both solid and handpainted colors. This yarn has the same wonderful texture and softness as Sprout but in a lighter weight. Seedling's organic fiber is more robust and less stressed by chemicals than non-organic cotton, which increases its absorbency and color intensity.

Silhouettes – our newest book of designs

Our newest book, Silhouettes, features designs with an unusual twist. These easy-to-wear garments help us to look at constructions in brand new ways, from knitting sideways to unique hemlines and unexpected shapes. If you like the short-row shaping in today's free pattern, then this book is for you.

In Silhouettes, both Kinsley in Classic Silk (top left) and Wellington in Bella Lino (top right) use short rows to shape the shoulders – an easy alternative to binding off a few stitches a time. Kinsley begins with a sideways ribbed waistband from which the top bodice and peplum are picked up and knit. Wellington is a simple top with an open back and lace insets. A closed-back version would be incredibly simple to make – just knit two fronts!

Keeping with our theme of unusual constructions, Derby in Sanibel (bottom left) is a simple rectangle with sleeves that has a cable and lace adorned hem. The unstructured jacket is finished with short, set-in sleeves and a few clever seams. Knit in Firefly (lower right), Hiawatha's twist comes from its two distinct options: knit the open-front vest with either a solid back or an open back.

Visit our Silhouettes page for more information about each of these designs along with five others.

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