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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
    • 2335 Pampas In Stock 50+ hanks $3.79
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    Classic Elite YarnsVerde Collection Solstice
     
    4.5

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (10)
      • Scarves (5)
      • Hats (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (11), Artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      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 14 customers

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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 Russell, 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

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              (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

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                (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.

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                • 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.

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                    (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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                      4.0

                      Knitting in the Field with Solstice Yarn

                      By Moon Hollow

                      from Southern California

                      About Me Artist, Biologist, Collector, Enthusiast, Grandma

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Easy To Fix
                      • Good Weight
                      • Great Stitch Definition
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Hats
                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

                        Knitted hats so far, but plan to use this yarn for a pattern with more design to see the amazing stitch definition.

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                        • No

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