Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Slate (3503)
  • Fiber Content: 58% Linen/ 26% Viscose/ 16% Cotton
  • Weight: DK
  • Gauge: 5-5.5 sts = 1" on US 4-5
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/164yds
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Italy

Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna

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Classic Elite's Fortuna comes in summery shades that have a tone-on-tone dye effect. The same wonderful drape and fabulous fiber combination as self-striping Bella Lino—a lovely blend of linen, viscose and cotton, Fortuna is a versatile DK weight yarn that's the perfect choice for lightweight, cool garments.

Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Slate (3503)
(3503) Slate
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Storm Cloud (3504)
(3504) Storm Cloud
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Breeze (3509)
(3509) Breeze
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Petunia (3519)
(3519) Petunia
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Summer Blue (3531)
(3531) Summer Blue
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Amber (3538)
(3538) Amber
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Ghost (3556)
(3556) Ghost
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Unwashed Denim (3557)
(3557) Unwashed Denim
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Petal (3571)
(3571) Petal
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Rose (3588)
(3588) Rose
$10.95
Classic Elite Yarns Fortuna - Gypsy (3595)
(3595) Gypsy
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CLASSIC ELITE YARNSFortuna
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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3.0

Probably won't buy it again

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Comments about CLASSIC ELITE YARNS Fortuna:

A bit too thin in places, would like it much better if it were more uniform.

 
3.0

I would not buy this again

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from Ellicott City, MD

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Comments about CLASSIC ELITE YARNS Fortuna:

The color was wonderful, but it just doesn't feel like DK weight yarn should. I had to use a size 4 needle to make the gauge look right, which made the pattern come out at least 25% smaller than anticipated. The yarn itself runs thin in spots and then very thick with "clumps". It also splits very easily. I found that it appeared that I made mistakes, when I hadn't and the overall look of the finished work was rather uneven. It could probably work for some other pattern, but not mine. I had also bought this in a beautiful rose color and have since returned it. I was disappointed.

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4.0

Good Summer Yarn

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from Austin, TX

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Comments about CLASSIC ELITE YARNS Fortuna:

Although I haven't finished the tee I'm making with this I can tell it will have nice drape when it's worn. It is a bit scratchy to use so that's why I gave it only four stars. The scratchiness isn't surprising, though, given the linen content and will soften when washed.

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5.0

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from Bonners Ferry, ID

Comments about CLASSIC ELITE YARNS Fortuna:

After wearing the tunic I made from this yarn for a few months, it has become one of my favorite garments. It stands up well to machine washing and does not pill. I generally hang it up to dry (despite the fact that most sweaters should be dried flat), and it stands up well to that, too. It hangs beautifully and is very comfortable in hot weather. It seems to wear as well as, or possibly even better than, my 100% linen sweaters. If you are looking for something for warm-weather garments with good drape and soft comfort, give this yarn a try. I do recommend using a smaller gauge to ensure the garment keeps its shape.

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4.0

Yes, Yes

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from Bonners Ferry, ID

Comments about CLASSIC ELITE YARNS Fortuna:

I am making a long tunic from this yarn after making three others from 100% linen products. Coming right off an entire summer of knitting 100% linen, this yarn feels much softer and is less strenuous to knit (although I love 100% linen...it is my favorite summer yarn!). I am using a fine gauge: 6.4 st. per inch and 10 rows per inch on size 1.5 needles. It is working up beautifully with subtle, relatively quick, tonal color changes that are different enough to give interest, but not so high-contrast as to make pooling a concern.

There is enough linen in the product to give the fabric a 'linen-y' feel, with some drape-ability, but a softer hand than 100% linen. The only down side to the yarn is the extreme changes in the thickness of the yarn. They are not frequent enough to seem deliberate, but there are too many of them to feel accidental, so I'm caught in between a regular yarn and a thick-thin yarn. I would prefer a more consistent thickness. Throughout most of the garment, the stitch tension is very even (unlike with the 100% linen yarn, which shows every, tiny variation in tension). However, when the great, fuzzy thick places appear in the yarn, they definitely impact the evenness of the tension.

I would recommend knitting this yarn in stockinette stitch, as the color changes are not as attractive in seed stitch, which I used for the border of the sweater.

I would not only recommend this yarn to others; I would buy it again in a heartbeat, but I have to reduce the size of my stash first. :)

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