Giveaway! Classic Elite Villa


This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all for participating, and thank you to Classic Elite Yarns for providing the prizes. The winners have been contacted and should be receiving their yarn later this week.

Yarn enthusiasts behold!

I have not been abashed in sharing my great experience working with Classic Elite Villa, a silky soft alpaca-bamboo blend. I used the Emerald color way for my Dolores.

The generous folks over at Classic Elite Yarns have been kind enough to provide three skeins of Classic Elite Villa to share with three lucky winners–one skein each in Dusty Rose, Amethyst, and Clear Sky.

These three colors look gorgeous together. I don’t know why I don’t do more (any) color work. I really need to get on that. Throw a little Emerald in the mix, and BAM! One could really do something amazing with this pallet.

If you are going through more of a neutral, natural phase, fear not. The same alpaca-bamboo blend is available with Class Elite Vail in phenomenal earth tone colorways.

I almost succumbed and spontaneously purchased a bunch of Vail during my last trip to the local LYS. Thankfully I found the tiniest inkling of self-restraint and resisted the urge.


I want to extend my most sincere thank you to Classic Elite Yarns in sharing their lovely yarn with This Knitted Life readers. Sign up for their weekly free web letter here!

This giveaway will close at midnight, PST, Friday, August 14th, 2015. One entry per person, please. Simply comment below to win. Shipping is limited to US and Canada only. Three lucky winners will win one skein each.

Good luck and happy knitting!

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  • Reply Mary Jo August 8, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I can only imagine what a nice slouchy hat would look like in this yarn! Or a cowl – so soft.

  • Reply andalexand August 8, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Not like I need a ton of new yarn, but I’ll play!

  • Reply Marlene August 8, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve never heard of this yarn before, but it sounds amazing. Alpaca and bamboo are two of my favorite fibers.

  • Reply Denise C August 8, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Love the colors.

  • Reply Diane F August 8, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    This seems like a great blend and the colors are lovely.

  • Reply Kate Lindstrom August 8, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Oooh, those colors are gorgeous together!

  • Reply Lynn R. August 8, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Lovely yarn! Thank you for the chance to win a skein.

  • Reply Karin August 9, 2015 at 3:28 am

    This CEY base hasn’t made it’s way to stores here yet, what a great combination of fibres! Light, breathable, soft… Yummy!

  • Reply Sara Crafts August 9, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Dusty Rose is my favorite, but all three are beautiful

  • Reply kateblu2001 August 9, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Love those colors – especially the orange!

  • Reply Patsy Coats August 9, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Pretty colors, especially the rose

  • Reply drjayjr August 9, 2015 at 6:53 am

    What a beautiful color range & great fiber combo.

  • Reply Tilly5 August 9, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Love the colors and the yarn looks fabulous!

  • Reply knittingdancer August 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful colorways and it looks so soft in the pictures.

  • Reply pkcacciola August 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Mmmm….more yarn? Yes, please! <—–drooling

  • Reply Deb Mehlfelder August 9, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful colors! looks yummy

  • Reply kristen August 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I love Villa! it is so soft
    kmb34me on Rav

  • Reply PrincessRavelry August 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    That amethyst is beautiful! I’m a relatively new knitter and haven’t been able to buy any yarn that is not acrylic. Winning this yarn would be great opportunity to try something new! 🙂

  • Reply Jamie August 9, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Love that rose color!

  • Reply Emily VP August 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Like you, I have a toddler controlling, er, enriching my life. (I also have a 6 month old.) I give you major props for being a mom, knitter, blogger, wife and working. It’s a lot to take on!

  • Reply Margaret August 9, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    With warm Arizona winters I adore yarns with bamboo!

  • Reply ikkinlala August 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Those look so soft!

  • Reply mamawitch666 August 10, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Lovely colors, nice drape

  • Reply megan August 10, 2015 at 8:25 am

    So lovely!

  • Reply Beth August 10, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful colors! They look positively yummy!

  • Reply Lucia August 10, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Such beautiful yarn in awesome colors. Thanks for the chance to win one of them 🙂

  • Reply Brittani August 10, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    What absolutely beautiful yarn! Thank you for this chance!

  • Reply Sue Naegels August 10, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I have made items in both bamboo and alpaca – a blend sounds just amazing! I’d love to win a skein of this yarn! Thank-you for the opportunity.

  • Reply Sue August 10, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    ah yes, Vail, so soft & I’m sure this is just as wonderful – what a nice offer.

  • Reply czecher1 August 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I’m always interested in trying a new non-wool yarn, as I find I itch too much with wool. Sign me up!

  • Reply Margaret R August 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Yummy colors. Thanks CEY!

  • Reply Sarah Welge August 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    This yarn looks so dreamy!!! Love it!!!

  • Reply Kathy mussack August 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I would love to win this!

  • Reply Deb White August 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I do love Classic Elite yarns. Years ago, I designed and knit a silk bathrobe for “No Sheep For You”, and of course, Classic Elite had the most perfect chunky weight silk!!! Yummy! This looks like one I’d like to try (note: last time I saw Vail, I wasn’t able to say no!)

  • Reply Michelle I August 10, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    How beautiful! I’d love to win one!

  • Reply Mary Breingan August 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I could certainly find something to knit with this luscious yarn!

  • Reply Debby Shoemaker August 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    This yarn looks really yummy, the colors are beautiful.

  • Reply fran oglesby August 10, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    looks luscious! I’d love to make something with it.

  • Reply Mandy L August 10, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    They are all so pretty! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Amanda August 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Yarn looks yummy and is new
    To me. I’m on the hunt for luxurious yarns with no wool. Would love to try these!

  • Reply Rose August 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Love Classic Elite’s yarns!!! So many gorgeous
    knits to make with them!!

  • Reply Nora Helma August 11, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Beautiful yarn! Thanks for the chance to win a skein. 🙂

  • Reply annie jones August 11, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Would love to get my hands on those!

  • Reply Juanita Williams August 11, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Dusty Rose perfect for fall

  • Reply roz b August 11, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Such beautiful yarn it would be a treat to work with!

  • Reply Kaila S August 11, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Ooooooh, those colors are gorgeous! I’ll play!

  • Reply Jeanette August 11, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Beautiful yarns and lovely colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply sunwyn August 11, 2015 at 6:05 am

    This yarn is beautiful and a type I have nver worked with before.

  • Reply Amanda Ohlman August 11, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Pretty… I have not worked with that before, however I would love to! All three colors are lovely! The sweater that you made is awesome and I love the color.

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  • Reply leslie b August 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

    very nice yarn

  • Reply Susan Nash August 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Amazing yarn and the perfect weight I need right now! Thx for the offer, good luck to us all 🙂

  • Reply lawlady1 August 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I enjoy knitting with bamboo – would enjoy trying an alpaca blend!

  • Reply Annick Allard August 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    The Amethyst is to die for!

    I haven’t seen that brand near me. Other than online, anyone who could provide info as to a physical location in Quebec where I can buy this would be earning some Karma points from my Karma bank 🙂

  • Reply TIffany Rodriguez August 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Never tried their yarn but it looks beautiful. Must go buy some now

  • Reply FogKnits August 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Love the colors! They’re beautiful!

  • Reply Lynn Divelbiss August 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Love Classic Elite’s Newsletter! Can’t wait to try this new, gorgeous looking yarn!

  • Reply McKayla Kulman August 11, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    This yarn is gorgeous! I love it when its spun in a spiral, makes me think that its really, really, really special. I adore the vibrant colors! I learned to spin my own yarn this year so I really want to try my hand at dying the yarn later on and seeing these colors defiantly inspires me to do so even more. So excited to see the winners! (secretly hopes its me)

  • Reply Manuela August 12, 2015 at 4:15 am

    I have never worked with bamboo/bamboo blend and I’m curious to try it. I looked at their yarn selections and, oh my, another temptation…

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  • Reply Beth J August 12, 2015 at 6:39 am

    The yarn looks super soft love the have I missed their newsletter
    Thank you for the heads up and giveaway

  • Reply Alyce August 12, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Beautiful colors…what a generous offer.

  • Reply Sherry Cassilly August 12, 2015 at 8:08 am

    I am a recent convert from acrylic blends to the wonderful yummy yarns like the one pictured. I am very interested in the giveaway!

  • Reply Tagati August 12, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Just found your blog via Ginny’s blog (Small Things).

    Mille grazie for the give away too.

  • Reply ottomomma August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I love the Amethyst!

  • Reply Brittany August 12, 2015 at 10:17 am

    This yarn looks lovely!

  • Reply Kathy Mussack August 12, 2015 at 11:30 am

    This yarn looks lovely.

  • Reply eden August 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Pretty… and looks very knittable.

    BTW I love your “about” comments on your blog… Knitting SHOULD be exercise. Oh how slim I’d be…

  • Reply Debby August 12, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Those colors are just lovely. Very nice!

  • Reply Jennifer Miller August 12, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I love the chance to win. I told my husband I wouldn’t buy any more yarn. “Buy” being the correct word. I can get it other ways!

  • Reply Carmen N August 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Those yarns look yummy! I haven’t tried Villa (yet). Thanks for the chance to win (asimplehomestd on Ravelry)

  • Reply stanleybeagle August 12, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    gorgeous yarn!

  • Reply duchick August 12, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    My best friend is a beautiful knitter and if I win, this would go to her for her birthday gift. I know she’d love such quality yarn (she always buys her stuff at Wally World).

  • Reply Emily C August 12, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Sounds as soft as it is beautiful!

  • Reply Brianna Purple August 12, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I would love the chance to crochet with such a luxurious yarn. We have nothing similar in any store close to me. Good luck to everyone!

  • Reply Chris August 12, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Amazing yarn, so beautiful. Would love to win.

  • Reply Claire Ross August 12, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    These look beautiful. Xx

  • Reply Jenny Lynn August 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Those colors are beautiful together.

  • Reply Judy Bond August 13, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Just finished a shawl using Silky Alpaca…they have lovely yarn.

  • Reply craftyone August 14, 2015 at 2:52 am

    This would make some fantastic fingerless mitts.

  • Reply Nicole August 14, 2015 at 4:09 am

    How beautiful! The Dusty Rose is calling me.

  • Reply tjwynn August 14, 2015 at 4:53 am

    The yarns looks yummy. Love the colors. I bet Emerald is beautiful.

  • Reply Roxanne Stevens August 14, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Beautiful colors!

  • Reply Marsha Morrison August 14, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Love the CE yarn. Thank you for the chance to win some. Your headband is perfect. Have you considered overdying some of your Grandmother’s stash?

  • Reply Rebecca Whitehead Stewart August 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I love bamboo blends. Thank you for the chance to win a skein!

  • Reply Julie August 14, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    What beautiful colors! I think I like the red (dusty rose) best. Thank you for hosting the give-away.

  • Reply Kathy Davis August 16, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Beautiful yarn! I love to work with color. Thanks, Kathy

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