From all of us at Classic Elite Yarns,
we wish you joy and happiness
(and lots of time with needles and hooks) in 2017.
|Photo Credit: Elum|
|Casey Kelbaugh for The New York Times|
And this New York Times piece by Jennifer Miller introduces us to a Brooklynite who is making a career of yarn bombing and creating knitted art pieces.
Hope you'll enjoy checking these out. What stories have you found around the web about our favorite topic?
|Mohair Goat at the 1920 Oregon State Fair|
This post celebrates fashion, mohair and La Gran, our flagship mohair yarn. Classic Elite Yarns has been producing La Gran continuously since the mid-1980s.
Mohair is fine and lustrous and has many of the good qualities of wool. It’s fairly soft and can absorb moisture yet still feel warm and dry. Knitted on a large needle, it’s lightweight and airy. La Gran is spun with a strong binder—a combination of wool and nylon—to secure it. The fluffy surface is the result of a good brushing.
Seventh Avenue had a love affair with La Gran in the 90s and the aughts. This amazing bubble sweater for Vogue Knitting was designed by Marc Jacobs (above) while Irina Shabayeva inspired with this intarsia beauty (below). Both make brilliant use of La Gran's loft and softness.
Whether it's Vintage Nicky Epstein (L) or Vintage Classic Elite Design Team (R), La Gran is always in style.
These gorgeous runway pieces show the timeless nature of mohair. It's simply always in style.
This week's free pattern is just one of a recent slate of free patterns we're offering in La Gran.
This is the season to become reacquainted with the goat, don't you think?
|Rusty by Susan Mills in Liberty Wool Light|
|Yarn Store Name||City||State|
|The Little Knittery||Los Angeles||CA|
|Monarch Knitting||Pacific Grove||CA|
|Creative Ewe||Santa Clarita||CA|
|The Frayed Knot||Savannah||GA|
|Gentler Times Stitching||Naperville||IL|
|Three Bags Full||Northbrook||IL|
|The Sheep Shack||Holden||MA|
|JP Knit & Stitch||Jamaica Plain||MA|
|The Wool and The Floss||Grosse Pointe||MI|
|Garenhuis Yarn Studio||Holland||MI|
|Sticks & Strings||Lansing||MI|
|Lila & Claudine's Yarn & Gifts||Mahtomedi||MN|
|Knittting From the Heart||Woodbury||MN|
|The Knitting Diva||Asheville||NC|
|Friends & Fiberworks||Candler||NC|
|Knitty City||New York||NY|
|The Mermaid's Purl||Wickford||RI|
|Holley's Yarn Shoppe||Dallas||TX|
|Yarn And Stitches||Dallas||TX|