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Classic Elite Yarns Blackthorn

Classic Elite's Blackthorn is 100g of soft, bulky weight alpaca and wool. This squishy three-ply yarn is the chunky big sib of Classic Elite Vista, and comes in the same naturally gorgeous undyed, softly heathered shades. Blackthorn works up into a substantial fabric with a little fuzz and a lot of warmth. Made in Peru.

This yarn is available online only. Local customers can choose the In-Store Pickup option when placing their order online.

Content:
50% Super Fine Alpaca/ 50% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/120yds
Gauge:
3-3.5 sts = 1"on US 11-10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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Classic Elite YarnsBlackthorn
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Soft (3)

Cons

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5.0

Beautiful, soft yarn!

By Knit nut

from WI

Pros

  • Easy Pleasant To Knit
  • Great natural colors
  • Soft

Cons

  • Not Machine Washable

Best Uses

  • Boot Cuffs
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Scarves
  • Throwsafghans

Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Blackthorn:

I'm making the CEY Addison pattern throw which calls for this yarn. I debated whether to substitute a Superwash yarn b/c not crazy about having to hand wash a throw. But I'm glad I got Blackthorn in ash colorway. It's soft but not too soft- feels "meaty" and natural.

My gauge swatch blocked out to 15 st per 4" on 10's. I think this will make a great throw, will worry about washing it later. : )

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5.0

Classic Elite's Blackthorn

By The Scarf Connection

from Lake Geneva, WI

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Pros

  • Beautiful colors
  • Great quality
  • Natural And Rustic
  • Nice Sturdy Yarn

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Crochet
  • Tri-loom Weaving

Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Blackthorn:

My husband and I are both fiber artists. We LOVE this yarn for weaving on a triangle loom. It is sturdy, doesn't break and it "fulls" very nicely. I will be purchasing more of this product to make some crocheted items, as well. The natural colors are beautiful!

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4.0

Hey good lookin'

By J-Nut a knitter

from New Bedford, MA

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Pros

  • Color as described
  • Great stitch definition
  • Holds up well
  • Soft
  • Would buy again

Cons

  • Could be softer

Best Uses

  • Cowls
  • Great For Shawl Collars
  • Luxury Outer Garments

Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Blackthorn:

I really like this yarn. It has very good stitch definition, the color is wonderful and as shown on-line. It wasn't as soft as I had imagined but was soft for me to use as a shawl neck-warmer. I would buy this again.

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5.0

CEY Blackthorn

By knittycat

from NE

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Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Blackthorn:

Used this for a color-block pullover (peat & ash). So easy to knit with and beautiful natural colors. Blocked before assembly simply by pinning to blocking board and misting heavily with water. After drying it was a beautiful fabric and after assembly hardly needed to be reblocked. I did wash in Eucalan and reblocked. It grew a little when very wet but as it dried a little the natural memory of the wool took over and went back to shape beautifully with just a few pins in strategic places. Makes a very warm sweater. I will definitely use this again.

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5.0

a nice yarn

By pl.mg.

from tx

Pros

  • Soft
  • Squishy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Blackthorn:

    I love knitting with this yarn.

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    • No

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