Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 440 • Classic Silk Faux Cardigan

Classic Silk Faux Cardigan

This week's pattern, designed by Cathy Payson and knit in Classic Silk, defies description – It's a pullover that acts like a cardigan or a shrug. Whether over a summery dress or as an extra layer over long sleeves in cooler weather, this easy to knit piece will complete the look of almost any outfit.

(file size: 787 KB; published March 29, 2016)

Classic Silk

50% Cotton, 30% Silk, 20% Nylon
  • 5 sts/inch on US 6 (4 mm) needle
  • 135 yards/50 gram ball
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • available in 28 colors

What a great hand! This warm-weather silk/cotton combination has a great nubby look with a little sheen and a great natural silk feel. Classic Silk comes in a a wonderful variety of colors that look great together and alone.

Featuring Freda

Freda is a classic summer tee with contrasting edges and a buttoned front keyhole. This design is knit in two shades of Fortuna.

To learn more about this and other new designs in the same yarn, check out the Fortuna pattern collection.


58% Linen, 26% Viscose, 16% Cotton

  • 5-5½ sts/inch on US 4-5 (3.5-3.75 mm) needle
  • 164 yards/50 gram ball
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 10 colors

Read more about Fortuna.

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