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Classic Elite Yarns Summer Set

Classic Elite Summer Set's combination of fibers is just plain great. It’s the perfect weight for cool evenings or even cold ones. The fabric is soft yet sturdy.

With cotton firmly rooted in the vegetable world and alpaca squarely landed in the animal kingdom, you would think they wouldn’t blend together particularly well. But these two quite different fibers combine to form a very strong couple—and a great all-season knitting yarn. Cotton is very happy to keep you cool by carrying heat away from your body, while the hollow core of alpaca holds air to keep you warm on chilly nights. Though both fibers take dyes well, it is the wonderful luster of alpaca that assures there is never a dull moment with Summer Set.

Added to the mix of cotton and alpaca is a bit of lyocel. Lyocel is the generic name for Tencel.

Classic Elite also has several great free patterns using Summer Set available on their website!  Such as Ribs and Cables Baby Cap, Summer Set by the Sea Top, or Griffin's Seeded Rib Pullover.

Content:
64% Cotton/19% Alpaca/12% Polyester/5% Lyocell
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/95yd
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$5.95 ball $2.49 ball
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Classic Elite YarnsSummer Set
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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      4.0

      Knits up fast and easy

      By Psychosmom

      from Manitoba Canada

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Splits if not careful

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Summer Set:

      Knit up easily for summer sweater, very even and hid joins well.

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      2.0

      Hurts hands

      By yarn diva

      from Shaker Heights, OH

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly

      Cons

      • Coarse
      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Summer Set:

      I decided this yarn hurt my hands while knitting too much to make the tshirt sweater that I planned. It is better for small projects.

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      5.0

      love this yarn

      By wondrwen

      from Indianapolis, IN

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Summer Set:

        Made a stockinette/lace elbow sleeve cardi out of the color "canteloupe" and I just love it! Soft, lovely yarn, saturated color which steam blocked beautifully. Warmer than I thought it would be so will be worn well into fall. I would definitely buy this again!

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        5.0

        Nice yarn

        By Anonymous

        from Davis, CA

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Summer Set:

        Got the Arctic Peach color (sold out looks like). Made me a bit sniffly, but hasn't seemed to be permanent. Great stitch definition - "old school" crispness. Blocked really well. Noticed a tiny bit of shedding when being blocked, but it wiped right off with no effect on the stitches. Color didn't change either. Bit heavy so use it for summer stuff. Wouldn't use it for kids because of the allergy potential.

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