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Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice

Classic Elite Solstice is a great blend of organic cotton and merino wool, perfect for all seasons. It has excellent stitch definition and a nice, soft hand. Solstice is a versatile worsted weight, perfect for babies, kids and adults.  Made in Peru.

Content:
70% Organic Cotton/30% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/100yd
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$8.00 hank $3.79 hank
  • 2314 Kelp In Stock 1 hank $3.79
  • 2335 Pampas In Stock 15 hanks $3.79
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Classic Elite YarnsVerde Collection Solstice
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (11)
  • Good weight (10)
  • Dyed evenly (9)
  • Knits quickly (8)
  • Soft (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (11)
    • Scarves (6)
    • Hats (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (12), Artist (4), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What a treat

    I purchased this yarn to make an all season cable sweater for my brother who lives in Denver. This was the first time I knitted with organic cotton or a cotton wool blend and...Read complete review

    I purchased this yarn to make an all season cable sweater for my brother who lives in Denver. This was the first time I knitted with organic cotton or a cotton wool blend and I was nervously intrigued. I found it was as soft as many wools and offered the great stitch definition cotton yarns are known for. The color was great. I bought this in 'natural' for my brother, and I'm already contemplating what color I'll buy for knitting a guernsey sweater for myself. I was so enthusiastic about this yarn I knitted it by candlelight for the 6 nights we were without power thanks to Hurricane Irene. My biggest issue was thinking that certain skeins looked like different shades when knitted. The fears faded when I washed and blocked parts of the sweater as I went along. (Could have done without that anxiety.) I also should have bought more yarn because the sweater cables chewed up alot more yarn than I anticipated. Nevertheless my brother has received so many compliments on the finished sweater, and he says it has become his "go to" sweater.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great colour, nice feel but twists

    The pros are almost not enough to make up for the yarn twisting -- I need to untwist at the beginning of every row. Very annoying. Wouldn't buy again.

    The pros are almost not enough to make up for the yarn twisting -- I need to untwist at the beginning of every row. Very annoying. Wouldn't buy again.

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    4.0

    Verde Collection Review

    By Tinabear817

    from West Palm Beach

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Great colors
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Smaller Than Expected
    • Tangled Skeins

    Best Uses

    • Afghan
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

    I used this for a small afghan (lap-ghan.)
    It feels great and looks beautiful.
    A few of the skeins were tangled and, either had to have the knots cut out, or lots of time spent untangling them.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Super soft yarn for just about anything

    By The Yarn Lady

    from Tacoma WA

    About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cowls
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters
      • Sweaters Of All Kinds

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

      This is a beautiful yarn! I am making the "Ennis Cowl" from CEY The stitch definition is wonderful. It stretches a little with use, but with a cowl that's a plus. I bought a coral and the Kelp. Will make two cowls. One for me and one for a gift. Maybe I'll keep both! You know how it is

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      • No

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      5.0

      Cotton Superba stitch definition

      By Dottie

      from Palisade, Colorado

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knitwit

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Great Feel-no Saggy Stitc
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • No Saggy Stitches

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Summer Cowl Style Cape

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

        Summer cape with slight ruffle edge

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Yarn

        By nancyfoxca

        from Long Beach, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Easy to knit with
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Skirts
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

          I knit Cecily Glowik MacDonald's Solstice Skirt pattern, and the skirt looks great and fits well. I absolutely loved working with this yarn; so much so that I bought more of it in a different color to knit something else. The yarn is soft like cotton, but it keeps its shape well because of the 30% wool.

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          • No

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          5.0

          one of my favorites

          By cholz

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

            blend of cotton and wool is nice - good drape and holds its shape well. Makes a fairly heavy sweater but cotton breaths well. I have purchased several different colors that are all really nice. Good stitch definition.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Great colour, nice feel but twists

            By Englishsetter lover

            from manotick, Ontario Canada

            About Me Enthusiast, Knitter And Quilter, Likes A Challenge

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • Twists Up

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

            The pros are almost not enough to make up for the yarn twisting -- I need to untwist at the beginning of every row. Very annoying. Wouldn't buy again.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love this yarn

            By Patti

            from Long Beach CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun to knit with
            • Good Weight
            • Great Stitch Definition
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

              Great for sweaters in the new CEY book. Soft and easy to work with. Love the colors; makes it hard to choose. Only con would be that I hand wound the skeins and they have a tendency to tangle. Made two sweaters with two different colors and they both came out terrific.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Verde Collection Solstice

              By None

              from Iowa City, IA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Stretches
              • Twists Up
              • Unravels

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

              The softness and light weight are superb.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              CE Solstice

              By knittycat

              from NE

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

                  I can't imagine why this yarn is being dropped; it is wonderful. Perfect for in-between weather, beautiful colors, and so lovely to knit with. I'm looking for other projects to use this with before it disappears.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice quality yarn

                  By Patti

                  from Mukwonago WI

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Shows Lace Pattern Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Baby things
                    • Hats
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

                    I used this yarn to knit a shower gift of a baby hat with a leaf design. The lacey pattern looked beautiful with this yarn! I washed it before I gifted it and there was minimal shrinkage. Perfect combination of fibers. I liked it so much I also bought 2 other colors to use in the future.

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                    • No

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