Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 453 • Summer Sleeveless Turtleneck

Summmer Sleeveless Turtleneck

Two strands held together make the knitting of this top, worked from the top down in one piece, extra quick. Short rows are worked to add neck shaping for a better fit. The multicolored yarns blend and mingle adding texture and depth of color. Options: Omit the waist shaping if you want a boxier fit and work the rib around the neck for only ¾" for a high crew neck.

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58% Viscose, 42% Cotton
  • 5 sts/inch on US 7 (4.5 mm) needle
  • 125 yards/50 gram ball
  • hand wash cold, dry flat
  • available in 12 colors

Santorini's colorways sing along the matte and shiny textures inherent in the yarn, adding vibrant color to warm-weather garments, wraps and scarves.

Bella Lino

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
  • 17 striping shades

Bella Lino is a lightweight yarn that creates an airy fabric with long, harmonious stripes. Great for warmer weather, each of the shades in the summery palette has a linen-hued base.

Featuring Poppie
from 1606 Early Fall

From our newest pattern collection (Early Fall 1606), this pullover, with deep ribs and wide neck, is covered with intricate cables and texture. Designed by Tonia Barry and worked in Song, a year round yarn with outstanding stitch definition.


50% cotton, 50% wool
  • 5½ sts = 1" on US 5 (3.75 mm) needle
  • 110 yards/50 gram ball
  • hand wash cold, dry flat
  • 12 colors

Cotton and wool combine in this luxurious yarn with excellent stitch definition in a sophisticated palette. Perfect for year round wear, babies to adults, in cables, lace, colorwork or plain stockinette. Song does it all beautifully!

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