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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
$13.95 hank Discountable
  • 7003 Ash In Stock 6 hanks $13.95
  • 7038 Mouse In Stock 3 hanks $13.95
  • 7044 Fawn In Stock 1 hank $13.95
  • 7075 Beaver Gray In Stock 10 hanks $13.95
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Classic Elite YarnsBlackthorn
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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5.0

I would use this yarn over and over. It is soft and warm.

By bdawson48

from Mechanicsburg, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soft Warm Cozy

Cons

  • Stretchy

Best Uses

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Blackthorn:

    Can't block without stretching. I made a very soft and warm cowl as a gift. Alpaca is one of my favorite yarns because of its softness. All in all, I am very pleased with the outcome of my project.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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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. : )

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Classic Elite's Blackthorn

    By The Scarf Connection

    from Lake Geneva, WI

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    Verified Buyer

    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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    • No

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    4.0

    Hey good lookin'

    By J-Nut a knitter

    from New Bedford, MA

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    Verified Buyer

    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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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    CEY Blackthorn

    By knittycat

    from NE

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    Verified Buyer

    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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