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    Classic Elite Yarns Premiere

    Classic Elite Premiere is a beautiful pima cotton blended with Tencel. It has an incredibly soft feel and knits up very nicely. From its unique braided skeins to its delicious soft hand, Classic Elite Premiere is a truly classic yarn. Available in a wide array of beautiful colors, and having great stitch definition, Premiere can be used for office, weekend and special occasion garments. Made in Peru.

    Content:
    50% Pima Cotton/50% Tencel
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/108yds
    Gauge:
    5.25 sts = 1" on US 6
    Knitting Weight:
    DK
    $0.00 hank
    SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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    Classic Elite YarnsPremiere
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (4)
    • Dyed evenly (3)
    • Knits quickly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (4)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Disappointed

        By DCF

        from Vermont

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Stretches

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

        I knit this soft yarn into a Classic Elite Yarns sweater pattern; this was the yarn recommended by CEY for the pattern. The yarn knit up without the snags or ravels typical of cotton, and it drapes beautifully, It blocked easily and perfectly into the dimensions on the pattern schematic. I had hoped that the Tencel would inhibit the cotton's natural tendency to stretch, but it surely did not. After rather a lot of knitting time, I have a distinctly oversize sweater. I could only recommend this yarn for a garment where a fluid drape is the objective, and never for any pattern with YOs.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cotton-lucious!

        By Country City Girl

        from Kingston, Ontario

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Excellent price
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Boleros
        • Short summer cardis
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

        So easy to knit (or crochet) with - it makes every stitch and twist/cable stand out beautifully. Its hand is delicious, but I did find it sent out small tufts of fluff occassionally as I knit! The summer cardi I made from it has only softened with washing, and has become my go-to cardi. The colour has remained vibrant. So sad that this product is being discontinued. If you can grab some for your stash, it's definitely worth it at this price!

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        • No

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        3.0

        Nice yarn, bad color

        By xxx

        from Michigan

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

        Very nice feel to the yarn, but it's so hard to buy on line. The color is a grayed down pink, and I'm diappointed. I know all monitors calibrate color differently, along with the dicey digital photos, so you never get a true picture. But in an industry where color is very important, a return policy on sale yarn would be appreciated.

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        5.0

        Fantastic yarn

        By winger

        from Seatte

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

            I knit a beret with the beach lavender and it came out great. It's a beautiful color, has fantastic stitch definition, is incredibly soft, *so* easy to knit with, and makes everything you do with it look good. Can a cotton yarn be plump? This one seems to be. Try it in a twisted rib and you will be amazed at how elegant it looks and feels.

            Not sure what a previous reviewer meant by unevenly spun. I saw no sign of that.

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            • No

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Top Down Leaf Tee

            By Travelbarbi

            from Portland OR

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

              I loved the softness and drape of this yarn. It was so pleasant to the hand. I went up a half size in needles from the recommended size and wish I hadn't. However my tee from the Round Pond book is gorgeous. The only negative was that every now and then there was a thinner part of the yarn which really was noticeable in the stockinette stitch. Otherwise this was so soft and gorgeous and for a cotton, had a silky feel and look.

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              • No

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Stays beautiful after washing

              By Anonymous

              from Boylston, MA

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

              I am updating my original review of 3/24/10 after checking with my niece as to how the yarn was holding up. She said the baby sweater remains beautiful after numerous washings. She has experienced no pilling. It is one of her baby's favorites.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beautiful

              By Anonymous

              from Sao Paulo, SP

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

              This yarn is very soft, easy to work with and the colors are beautiful. Love it.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              wonderful hand but pilled quickly

              By Anonymous

              from Charlotte, NC

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

              My daughter made a complicated Rowan sweater pattern when she first learned to knit. It was very adaptable to her changing tension, and needless to say, wonderful in the hand. The sweater, however, pilled very soon. Maybe that's the price you pay for softness; still it was disappointing after such an ambitious project for a teen.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SOFT and Beautiful Yarn

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Premiere:

              This yarn is wonderful to knit with. It is extremely soft, yet does not split as other soft cotton-blends do. I am currently making a child's sweater with an intricate cable pattern, and the stitch definition is beautiful. LOVE it and its beautiful array of colors!

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