Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 469 • Vail/Villa Striped Cowl

Vail/Villa Striped Cowl

Stripes cover this cozy double thick cowl, worked back and forth in rows in stockinette stitch. The cast on and bind off ends are joined to form a tube then the long edges are seamed to create a double thick tube. Using the intarsia method, some of the stripes start and stop halfway round; other stripes travel the full circumference.

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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 Katharina
from Fall 2016

Another double thick accessory designed by Tonia Barry, the Katharina mittens, knit in Inca Alpaca, are part of our Fall 2016 pattern collection available now.


Inca Alpaca

100% Alpaca

  • 5 sts/inch on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles
  • 109 yards/50 gram hank
  • handwash cold/dry flat
  • 38 colors

Read more about Inca Alpaca.

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