Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 481 • Adelaide Open-Back Vest

Adelaide Open Back Vest

Adelaide, 100% merino in heathered colors, is the perfect yarn choice for this layering piece, designed by Kim Barnette. A trio of eyelet chevrons adorn the front of this stockinette stitch vest with a surprise on the back: the large keyhole opening, with overlapping halves and a one button closure, give this garment an easy and relaxed silhouette.

published January 10, 2017


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.

Featuring Hero

Also in Adelaide, the Hero pullover, worked in varying width stripes, is knit in pieces and seamed with the stripes intentionally unmatched at the seams. Part of our Fall 2016 collection, unfinished edges add to the casual vibe of this raglan pullover.


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