Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 512 • Charlotte


Originally published in 2013 as part of the Year Round: Perpetual Favorites collection, we thought this winning combination of a classic silhouette and an all season yarn was worth another look. Designed by Tonia Barry, this pattern is the perfect blank canvas to play with stripes and colorblocking, or omit all the stripes and knit it in a solid shade.

published August 22, 2017

Soft Linen

35% Linen, 35% Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca
  • 5½sts/inch on US 5 (3.75 mm) needle
  • 137 yards/50 gram hank
  • hand wash cold, dry flat
  • 25 colors

Soft Linen is the perfect yarn for warmer days and soft, cool nights. The alpaca makes a beautiful halo, the linen gives it a crisp and firm hand and the wool provides stability and its own level of softness. This year-round yarn works equally well for lace, colorwork and textures.

Featuring Buckingham

Find more outstanding designs from Tonia Barry including Buckingham in Chalet from our newly released Cables With a Twist collection (1708B).



70% baby alpaca, 30% bamboo

  • 3–3¾ sts/inch on US 10–11 (6–8 mm) needle
  • 98 yards/50 gram hank
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 8 colors

Read more about Chalet on our website.

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