Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 456 • My Other Sweatshirt

My Other Sweatshirt

Like a sweatshirt but better, this striped hoodie is just the thing for when you want the comfort of a sweatshirt with a less casual look. Worked in 100% cotton Sandpiper, it is soft and comfy and will wear well too.

(file size: 790 KB; published July 19, 2016)


100% Cotton
  • 4½-5 sts/inch on US 7-5 (4.5-3.75 mm) needle
  • 114 yards/50 gram ball
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 9 colors

Sandpiper is the perfect weight for a cotton yarn: not so bulky as to be heavy and not too lightweight as to take forever to knit. The most interesting aspect of Sandpiper is its color – 5 shades are space-dyed in each strand, in short bursts of color, then 8 strands are plied together. Highlights and shadows occur organically as the colors in each of the 8 plies interact. From a distance, Sandpiper looks solid colored but up close the 5 hues dance and mingle, adding depth and interest.

Featuring Licola
knit in Adelaide

A fun to knit garter striped wrap with stripes running in two directions. The bottom edge has knit-on-as-you-go fringe and the top edge has a row of bobbles.



100% Merino
  • 5 sts/inch on US 6-7 (4-4.5 mm) needle
  • 123 yards/50 gram hank
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 12 colors

Worsted weight pure merino in a palette of sumptuous heathers, this affordable merino is a go-to worsted weight you'll return to time and time again. The five neutral shades and seven classic colors are all subtly heathered, adding depth and nuance to your projects. The two plies and a firm z twist give it bounce and spring. Wonderful stitch definition makes it perfect for cables and other textured stitches.

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