Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 370 – Addison in Blackthorn

I recently was invited to the wedding of a lovely young couple. I thought about what I wanted to give them as a gift and decided to make a throw that they could snuggle under. Just big enough to keep them warm, but small enough that they would have to be close to share.

I chose to make it with Blackthorn and knit it at a loose gauge so it would be super soft and drapey. Using a combination of knit and purl stitches makes it reversible with an appealing pattern on both sides.

It is named after the Addison Farms Vineyard where they were married.

Heather McVickar

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(file size: 703 KB; published November 25, 2014)

The Yarn

50% Superfine Alpaca • 50% Wool

Undyed alpaca and wool merge in a plump, squishy 100 gram hank of fiber scrumptiousness! Part of the MountainTop Collection of yarns spun from natural, undyed fibers, Blackthorn is the soft, chunky counterpart to worsted-weight Vista. The superfine alpaca makes pieces soft and warm, while the wool lends it strength.

Blackthorn's colorful cousin, Wynter is the same beautiful yarn in a palette of saturated colors. Any pattern written for Blackthorn will knit-up just as beautifully in Wynter.

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