Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 415 – Soft Linen Vest

Vests are so versatile – especially a vest like this week's pattern, designed by Tonia Barry and knit in transeasonsal Soft Linen. A great layering piece, this vest can be worn as one layer of many in the colder months or over skimpier tops or tees in the summer.

Susan Mills   

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(file size: 963 KB; published October 6, 2015)

The Yarn

Soft Linen
35% Linen, 35% Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca

Soft Linen is the perfect yarn for warmer days and soft, cool nights. The alpaca makes a beautiful halo, the linen gives it a crisp and firm hand and the wool provides stability and its own level of softness. This year-round yarn works equally well for lace, colorwork and textures. This makes it a particularly good choice for accessories that will get a lot of use, like hats, belts, shawls, scarves and mitts.

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Soft Linen has been around for many years and there are loads of great patterns written specifically for Soft Linen. Below are just a few favorites.

Charm (1509 Inspired by Patchwork) designed by Rachel Henry

Maggie May (1507 Sing) designed by Tonia Barry

Fahrenheit (1506 Forecast) designed by Tonia Barry

Laura B (1501 Seaside Village) designed by Alison Stewart-Guinee

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