Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 354 – Leaf Lace Hat

The pleasure and angst of what project to start next: cast on for something that speaks to you in the moment, or plan ahead so it will be ready for the appropriate season? For me, autumn is a break from that conundrum. The cooler temperatures call for small accessories that I can make and wear in the same season.

For example, this Lace Leaf Hat that Susan designed in Liberty Wool. Each of the three sizes takes just two balls and the lace is cleverly incorporated into the crown shaping, making it a quick and interesting knit. Although it is still warm in many places, residents of my mountainous hometown in Colorado are already preparing for harvest and fall.

This hat, and CEY's new Autumn Leaf collection (below), excite me for fall and make me a little jealous of those who will soon be enjoying its golden hue.

View Susan’s designs on Ravelry

(file size: 1 MB; published August 5, 2014)

The Yarn

Liberty Wool
100% Washable Wool

Liberty Wool is a super-soft, washable wool available in solid and printed colors. This yarn's balanced twist will make all stitch combinations pop! With all the great qualities of wool and the ease of machine washability, Liberty Wool knits at a gauge that suits many designs and is ideal for children's pieces as well as those for adults.

Autumn Leaf

CEY's monthly collections have explored themes that are feminine and flirty, kid-friendly, trans-seasonal, and wearable just about every day. The theme for our newest collection Autumn Leaf, which we released just a few days ago, is obvious: designs decorated with leaf motifs of all varieties.

If you love today's free pattern, then here's a few pieces Autumn Leaf that use clever lace shaping to incorporate leaves. Flying South (top left, center), Falling Leaf (blue hat) and Turning Leaf are knit in a few of our bulkiest yarns, and will work up quickly.

Lighter-weight yarns create the smaller lace leaves that decorate the bottom row of designs.(Left to right) Bountiful Harvest, Pumpkin Pie and Indian Summer. Visit our Autumn Leaf page to learn more about these designs. Ready to cast on? You can purchase the new collection at your LYS and online.


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