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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
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    Classic Elite YarnsVerde Collection Solstice
     
    4.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (8)
    • Nice texture (8)
    • Soft (7)
    • Dyed evenly (6)
    • Knits quickly (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (9)
      • Hats (3)
      • Scarves (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      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 12 customers

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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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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.

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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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great yarn - maintains stitch definition

                    By Desna

                    from Athens GA

                    About Me Enthusiast, Obsessive knitter, Parent

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Soft
                    • Stitch definition

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

                      I've only worn the sweater I made with this yarn a few times, but so far there is NO sign of felting or pilling and it has maintained beautiful stitch definition despite the rubbing of seat belts and heavy bags, backpacks, etc. LOVE IT!

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                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very happy with Verde Collect.Solstice

                      By Devoted Knitter

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Solstice:

                        Excellent service and quick delivery.

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