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Tuesday, April 07, 2015


Today the new colours of Bella Lino from Classic Elite arrived. It was so cold today (okay, not as cold has it has been but it's supposed to be spring) that it's nice to look at spring colours and garments.

Linen • Viscose • Cotton  
Bella Lino is a lightweight yarn that creates an airy fabric with long, harmonious stripes on a linen-hued base. This beautiful yarn comes in a palette of summer-friendly shades.
Cathy knit a beautiful scarf in 4 shades of Bella Lino (it's the same pattern that Beth used for her Santorini scarf).
This simple, reversible scarf shows the incredible colors of Bella Lino. Instructions are written to easily customize the width and length. Work your scarf in one color or many – since all Bella Lino shades have a flax-colored base, contrasting colors will blend beautifully.
The Bella Lino Wrap is a free pattern from a Classic Elite Web-Letter.
A truly simple knit, this wrap showcases the stripes and drape of Bella Lino perfectly. Easily customizable – knit any width and length you desire.
Stitches are increased then dropped in the center of ribbed columns, creating lacy ladders. Exact gauge is not crucial to the success of this project – a looser gauge will make for an airier scarf and a tighter gauge will emphasize the ribbed stitches. Block the finished scarf for more even stitches (like our green sample) or leave unblocked for textural interest (like our purple sample).Here are a few more options to make your Drop Stitch Scarf unique:
  • Sew the ends together for an infinity scarf that will easily wrap around twice.
  • Use 3 different shades of Bella Lino, working 24" from each ball, for a more colorful scarf.
  • Add fringe to ends with remaining yarn.
Another free pattern from Classic Elite.

There are also patterns for garments

Wasp from the magazine Seaside Village or purchased on Ravelry
A half-sleeve cardigan worked from the top down with mitered side panels.
Talulah (from the magazine Oceanside or you can purchase on Ravelry)
A pullover worked from the top down in one piece with mitered side panels.
I have a Bella Lino cardigan and love it. So much that I have Bella Lino set aside to knit another one. I knit the yarn double strand and made myself a CustomFit pattern.

Beth just sent me a text that they have arrived at their hotel. No, they are not staying in Augusta. The hotels there are super, super expensive. They are in Columbia, SC which is about an hour away. It is a newer hotel and when they stayed there last year everyone in the hotel was going to the Masters. I'm getting a bit jealous. They get to see the par 3 competition and could see Player, Nicklaus and Palmer.

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