Monday, April 28, 2014

Classic Elite

There are some new samples that I will be hanging in the store tomorrow.
Wannietta knit this shawl in Cerro - a new yarn from Classic Elite.
Cerro is a blend of soft pima cotton and alpaca that creates a yarn with drape and excellent stitch definition.
The pattern is called Kalinda from the Classic Elite book Sunny Day.
A triangular shawl worked from the center top to long lower edge in a sampling of eyelet stitches.
Lynda knit this awesome shawl for me. I will be wearing this weekend at TNNA.

Pattern: Awelon Shawl (purchased on Ravelry)
Asymmetrical design that is flowing along the lower edge. The pattern was designed specifically for Sanibel’s unique blend of yarn.
Yarn: 9 balls of Classic Elite Sanibel
Sanibel is Classic Elite's fashion yarn: understated, feminine and chic, with a touch of glitz that makes a statement for both daytime and evening wear . The drape is alluring, the hand soft, and the palette sophisticated. Sanibel is perfect for anyone who wants a little excitement in their stash.

We're starting to think fall as well. Lynda knit this super soft wrap.

Pattern: Colorblock Bias Wrap (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
A boldly graphic wrap that’s as right for day as night. Scrunch it for a scarf or wear it wide for maximum impact.
Yarn: Classic Elite Chateau and Chalet
Chainette yarns are well-deserving of their popularity...the construction simultaneously provides strength and lightness. Add a luxury fiber blend of baby alpaca and bamboo to that inherent lightness and you have Chalet, a decadently soft yarn with a lovely drape in a chunky weight from our MountainTop Collection of yarns spun from natural, undyed fibers. Chateau is Chalet's colorful cousin, available in saturated, vibrant colors.
My knitting hit a set back last night. It is knit with two strands of yarn on larger needles for drape. It looks good but the sewing together doesn't. There are large gaps when I sewed the sleeves in. You can see these at the top of my seam. I've tried some different things and the only thing that I could come up with was to go back over the seam and catch it closed (happening at the bottom). I use the mattress stitch for my seams and it always looks good until this cardigan. Thoughts??
It's been a busy day. I brought the Mrs. Crosby yarn to the store this morning. Unfortunately the madelinetosh is sitting at the border. Hopefully it will be delivered tomorrow. My HST has been paid. Tax returns are done and will be printed this evening. Everything for The Quest is done. Now to start thinking about what clothes I'm taking to Indianapolis. It isn't going to be warm and it's supposed to rain all weekend. Good sweater weather :)

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