Yarn Review: Classic Elite Villa

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Hey! Wanna hear about a great yarn I recently used? I thought you might…

I used Classic Elite Villa in the Emerald colorway to knit Dolores. This was my first time using Villa, and I really enjoyed the experience. Previously the only other time I had knit with a Classic Elite base was when I knit a toddler hat with Magnolia, which I also really liked.

I first chose Villa while browsing my LYS because I was really drawn to the Emerald colorway, and the lace weight fit the gage specified in the pattern. Villa is an alpaca (70%) -bamboo (30%) blend. Alpaca is always such a treat to knit with, and the blend worked well overall. I was a bit nervous that the lack of give in the yarn might aggravate my wrists the way cotton yarns does, but I didn’t have any issues.

My finished sweater is such a treat to wear. It is not itchy and is perfectly soft. I feel like a million dollars when I wear it…not because I did such a fabulous job or because I suddenly look extra gorgeous…but because Villa’s fabric is so luxurious. It’s light weight and snuggly with great drape. I am truly a huge fan.

Villa is available in eight colors. I also have a hankering for a future project in Bud Green. I am drawn to the more saturated colors at present. Classic Elite has so many bases available…many yet to try.

Have you used Classic Elite yarns? Which ones? Any favorites or opinions in general?

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