Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 464 • Luxurious Wrap with a Pop of Color

Luxurious Wrap with a Pop of Color

This generously sized rectangular wrap, designed by Tonia Barry, is knit in naturally colored Vail with a carefully placed pop of color in Villa, Vail's dyed counterpart. Linen stitch edges, set against a background of sublimely drapey stockinette stitch, add textural interest.

(file size: 485 KB; published September 13, 2016)

MountainTop Vail


70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Bamboo
  • 6½ sts/inch on US 3 (3.25 mm) needle
  • 236 yards / 50 gram hank
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 8 colors

Like its namesake, Vail is pure luxury; unlike its namesake, it won't cost you a fortune!

A light fingering designed to be used for garments and accessories, Vail is 70% baby alpaca and 30% bamboo viscose. The bamboo gives it the most delicate luster and drape, while the alpaca contributes an ethereal softness.

See more yarns from our Mountaintop Collection here. Vail's colorful cousin, Villa, is the same great yarn in bold and beautiful colors.

Featuring Mendon
knit in MountainTop Vail

An easy to knit pullover knit in two colors of Vail, Mendon is worked with three strands held together and the gradated stripes are created by changing one of the three strands at a time. Part of the Wildwood and MountainTop pattern collection, Mendon is available to download as an individual pdf or as part of the collection of eleven designs.


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