Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 339 – Bella Lino Tee

Stockinette is beautifully simple. So simple that some find the swaths of knit stitches boring. Rather than incorporating complex stitches, the Bella Lino Tee, designed by Tian Foley, breaks up the monotony of stockinette with clever construction: it begins sideways with the lacy waistband then the rest of the tee is picked up and knit out from that band. Even the sleeves are picked up and knit down to the cuff. At the same time, using three different needle sizes creates subtle shaping.

Bella Lino's shifting colors add extra flair to designs knit in multiple directions. The yarn's long, harmonious stripes will also make you want to knit just a little longer to reach the next color, making this a project you won't want to put down.

Meg Myers

View Tian’s designs on Ravelry

(file size: 1.1 MB; published April 22, 2014)

The Yarn

Bella Lino
58% Linen, 26% Viscose, 16% Cotton

Bella Lino is a lightweight yarn that creates an airy fabric with long, harmonious stripes. The palette of summery shades each have a linen-hued base.

To see Bella Lino's full range of colors and how they look when knit, visit our Bella Lino page.

Silhouettes – a focus on unusual shapes and constructions

This week, our tour of Silhouettes continues with designs that each have an unusual twist. Salina (top left) is knit sideways and uses two colors of Cerro in thin stripes to accentuate the construction, just like today's free pattern. Eaton (top center) is knit in two colors of Canyon, Cerro's undyed counterpart. The two-tone raglan has a lace panel at the front, shirttail hem at the back and exposed seams. Oakley (top right) is an unstructured pullover with a poncho feel that's knit in Soft Linen. Finish it with a knit belt or one that's already in your closet!

A gentle curve of lace with ties, Konza (bottom row) has endless styling potential. This piece is knit in Mesa, a yarn in a sun-kissed palette, and we've imagined it as a vest and wrap. The entire piece has a flared shape that is made by changing needle sizes as the piece is knit, sound familiar?

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

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