Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 429 • Boxcar in La Gran


A super quick knit, this simple cardigan begins with the peplum knit sideways with short rows for a subtle A-line shape. The short sleeves are joined to the body and the raglan shaping is worked in one piece for a seamless finish.

Susan Mills   

(file size: 967 KB; published January 12, 2016)

La Gran

78.4% Mohair, 17.3% Wool, 4.3% Nylon
  • 4 sts/inch on US 9 (5.5 mm) needles
  • 106 yards/50 gram ball
  • handwash cold, dry flat
  • 29 colors

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.

Introducing Calypso

Debuting today! Calypso is a simple, top-down cardigan with yarn over raglan shaping and reverse stockinette trim.

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

  • 3½ sts/inch on US 10 (6 mm) needles
  • 109 yards/100 gram hank
  • machine wash gentle, cold
  • 25 colors

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