Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 423 – La Gran Two-Strand Stripe Pullover

La Gran is one of my favorite yarns to wear and to knit. Warm and lightweight, La Gran knits up quickly and double stranded, as in this pullover, it's twice as fast! Changing one strand every four rounds as shown yields bold and gradated stripes. This pullover would also be beautiful in two strands of the same color or in two contrasting colors for a marled effect.

Worked from the top down, this is a great project for beginner knitters. Contrary to popular belief, La Gran is a great yarn for novice knitters – the mohair's halo hides uneven stitch tension beautifully.

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The Yarn

La Gran
78.4% Mohair, 17.3% Wool,
4.3% Nylon

Our flagship yarn, La Gran has been part of the Classic Elite Yarns collection since the very beginning in the mid 1980's. With plenty of colors to choose from, you're sure to find just the right one for your special project!

Mohair is fine and lustrous and has many of the good qualities of wool. It can absorb moisture yet still feel warm and dry and mohair shows color beautifully! Lightweight and airy, La Gran is spun with a strong binder–a combination of wool and nylon–to secure the fluffier mohair fibers.


More Designs in La Gran

Wilton (left), a double stranded La Gran coat designed by Deborah Newton, is sure to keep you warm. The pattern is available in our newest pattern collection Warm Woolies (1511).

Pom Pom Scarf Cap Sleeve PUllover Drop Stitch Pullover Wilton

Three more free Web-Letter patterns in La Gran: A whimsical scarf (#405), a cropped cap sleeve cardigan (#384) and and drop stitch pullover (#320).

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