Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 471 • Popover Vest with Pockets

Popover Vest with Pockets

La Gran has been one of my favorite yarns for decades – it's been around since the 1980's and has stood the test of time.
La Gran is quick to knit, makes warm and lightweight sweaters, and contrary to popular belief, it's a great yarn for beginner knitters as the halo from the mohair camouflages uneven tension beautifully. Oversized and comfortable, this week's popover vest pattern in La Gran is a great layering piece for the colder weather to come.

Susan Mills   

(file size: 717 KB; published November 1, 2016)

La Gran

78.4% Mohair, 17.3% Wool, 4.3% Nylon
  • 4 sts/inch on US 9 (5.5 mm) needles
  • 106 yards/50 gram ball
  • handwash cold, dry flat
  • 19 colors

Our flagship yarn, La Gran has been part of the Classic Elite Yarns collection since the very beginning in the mid 1980's. With plenty of colors to choose from, you're sure to find just the right one for your special project!

Mohair is fine and lustrous and has many of the good qualities of wool. It can absorb moisture yet still feel warm and dry and mohair shows color beautifully! Lightweight and airy, La Gran is spun with a strong binder–a combination of wool and nylon–to secure the fluffier mohair fibers.

Featuring Kaledon

Kaledon in La Gran combines knit and crochet in one quick to make pullover. Available as part of our pattern collection for November Century and Winter 1611 or as an individual pdf from Ravelry or your LYS.

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