Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 366 – Overlap Front Pullover

Easy to knit, Chalet makes this pullover exceptionally warm and cozy. Colorblock any way you like, using Chalet's earthy shades and Chateau's vibrant colors. You'll need 3 to 5 hanks for each of the fronts and back, and each sleeve requires about 1½ hanks. To knit a solid color version, plan on using 12 (13, 14, 15, 17, 19) hanks.

Susan Mills

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The Yarn


70% Baby Alpaca • 30% Bamboo

Chainette yarns are well-deserving of their popularity...the construction simultaneously provides strength and lightness. Add a luxury fiber blend of baby alpaca and bamboo to that inherent lightness and you have Chalet, a decadently soft yarn with a lovely drape in a chunky weight from our MountainTop Collection of yarns spun from natural, undyed fibers. Chalet looks great knit at a wide variety of gauges and textures.

Chalet's colorful cousin, Chateau is the same super-soft baby alpaca/bamboo blend with a chainette construction. It knits up quickly, which is perfect for last-minute gifts. Any pattern written for Chalet will knit-up just as beautifully in Chateau.


Unwind, our newest pattern collection, is available at local yarn shops where it's already a big hit with knitters! Perhaps it is the timeless cabled sweaters, or it could be the simple cardigans and pullovers written for a variety of sizes. We think Unwind's popularity comes from the fact that this book has sweaters for everyone.

Some knitters revel in making cozy sweaters, no matter the stitch. Like this week's free pattern, the sweaters in Unwind will certainly help keep winter's chill at bay. (Bottom row, left to right) Tarry has just a little lace and works up quickly in bulky Wynter. Cables decorate both Abide, knit in Vista, and also Long Weekend in machine washable MinnowMerino.

If you are a knitter who enjoys miles of stockinette stitch and simple shapes, consider the Take It Easy trio of sweaters in machine washable Liberty Wool (bottom row). Designed as both a pullover and cardigan for adults, it is and also imagined in Liberty Wool print for children.

Love what you see? Look for the brand-new Unwind book at your LYS or, you can purchase the Unwind eBook and individual patterns online.

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