Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 372 – Tri Rib Cowl

Memorizing patterns is an impressive skill. There are knitters at CEY that commit intricate cable charts to memory after a repeat or two. And, although I aspire to that seemingly photographic level of memory, I'm much happier sticking to simple repeats like the one in today's design.

This cowl from Beth Paustian is knit with a four-stitch, two-row repeat. However, it is even easier than that: it's actually just one pattern row that's offset by a few stitches on the second row. That makes this pattern easy to memorize. The Tri Rib Cowl is a wonderful project if you, like me, find yourself knitting a few rows throughout the day and don't want to carry around a pattern.

Meg Myers

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The Yarn


Chalet & Chateau
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 and Chateau, decadently soft yarns with lovely drape in a chunky weight.

Chalet is from our MountainTop Collection of yarns spun from natural, undyed fibers. Chateau, Chalet's colorful counterpart, is dyed in vibrant, heathery colors. These yarns knit up quickly, which is perfect for last-minute holiday gifts.

More designs in Winter Lace

Winter Lace is a collection with last-minute knitting in mind. It's the 9th, plenty of time to knit a few more hats or scarves in time to give, right? Right?? The accessory designs from Winter Lace are below.

Although there might be time to knit a few more gifts, for most of us that won't include shipping delays. Time to get to your LYS for yarn and patterns so you can cast on right away! Remember, when you buy the book from your LYS, you will find a scratch off code for a one-time only Ravelry download of the eBook. You can also purchase the Winter Lace eBook and individual patterns online.

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