Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 466 • Vail/Villa Double Strand Cardigan

Vail/Villa Double Strand Cardigan

This cardigan features simple lines with ribbed color-blocked accents. The change of color and 2x2 ribbing creates a flattering waist along with complimentary vertical lines and a cozy shawl collar. Knit double stranded with two different colors of Vail and Villa, this creates an interesting marled fabric that is super soft and comfortable to wear next to your skin. This is a great layering piece as the days start to turn a little cooler.

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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 Wittenberg

A simple top down pullover worked in Blackthorn, Wittenberg features raglan shaping, garter edges and side slits. Available as a pdf download or as part of the Wildwood and MountainTop pattern collection.


MountainTop Blackthorn

50% Wool, 50% Superfine alpaca

  • 3-3½ sts/inch on US 11-1½0 (8-6.5 mm) needles
  • 120 yards/100 gram hank
  • handwash cold/dry flat
  • 8 naturally undyed shades

Read more about Blackthorn.

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