Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 428 • Grace's Cowl Neck Pullover

Grace's Pullover

My young friend Grace asked her mother to knit a sweater, but not just any sweater. Grace knew exactly what she wanted; the sweater had to be chunky, have a cowl neck, side openings, and of course it had to be soft and oversized. Grace's mother Pattie asked me which yarn would be best and I immediately thought of Chalet, after all who could resist Chalet's silky soft texture.

This sweater is totally Grace's design; all I did was translate into numbers what Grace wanted. After a warm start to the winter here in Massachusetts, last week we got some colder temps along with snow and ice, so Grace can now happily wear her sweater.

Kim Barnette   

(file size: 1.1 MB; published January 5, 2015)

MountainTop Chalet

70% Baby Alpaca • 30% Bamboo
  • 3-3¾ sts/inch on US 11-10 (8-6 mm) needles
  • 98 yards/50 gram hank
  • handwash cold/dry flat
  • 8 naturally undyed shades

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.

Introducing Moreai

Debuting today! Moreai is an everyday cardigan with a round neckline and set-in three-quarter sleeves.

In addition to January's monthly pattern collection Wooded Glen, we will be introducing a brand new PDF pattern each week along with our free Web-Letter pattern for the month of January. That's an additional four patterns to inspire your spring knitting!


100% Organic Cotton

  • 4½ sts/inch on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles
  • 110 yards/50 gram hank
  • machine wash gentle, cold
  • 21 solid and 16 handpainted shades

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