Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 446 • Chateau Crocheted Capelet

Bella Lino Diagonal Summer Scarf

Crochet started creeping back into fashion last summer but unlike crochet fashion trends of the recent past, this time the trend has continued to grow. Our newest Viewpoints book, A Time to Crochet, is a compilation of designs from some of the best crochet designers around.

We didn't have space in the book to include this versatile capelet in Chateau so we are sharing here in our Web-Letter. Super soft, this quick to make accessory, designed by Kathy North, is the perfect layering piece for year round wear.

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70% Baby Alpaca • 30% Bamboo
  • 3-3½ sts/inch on US 10-11 (6-8 mm) needle
  • 98 yards/50 gram hank
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 16 colors

MountainTop 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 holiday gifts. Any pattern written for Chalet will knit up just as beautifully in Chateau.

Featuring Livorno
from A Time To Crochet

This easy to crochet pullover is worked from the top down in one piece, with contrasting stripes on the yoke only. Livorno is worked entirely in double crochet and Telluride makes a lovely crocheted fabric.


82% Superfine Alpaca, 12% Linen, 6% Donegal

  • 5½-6 sts/inch on US 4-5 (3.5-3.75 mm) needle
  • 182 yards/50 gram ball
  • hand wash cold, dry flat
  • 16 colors

Read more about Telluride.

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