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.