Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 358 – Striped Cowl in Ava & Magnolia

Our creative director Susan Mills is a master of color. She puts together combinations that sing and many of us at CEY look to her for color advice. Most recently, she has helped us to pick three coordinating hues for our Wadena KAL (more about that below).

Today's pattern is a perfect example of Susan's knack for combining colors. The cowl has six different shades and is knit with both Magnolia and Ava. The colors are worked in narrow stripes with a few (very) easy Fair Isle rounds added to blend the colors. If the green and gold hues don't suit your taste, try your hand at picking six different colors that do!

Meg Myers

View Susan’s designs on Ravelry

(file size: 597 KB; published September 2, 2014)

The Yarn


86% Wool, 9% Viscose,
5% Metallized Polyester

70% Merino, 30% Silk

Ava is a springy merino yarn plied with a strand of sparkle for just a little glitz. Magnolia is an exquisite blend of merino and silk, giving it an elegant sheen. Both yarns are DK weight and they have about the same yardage, making them a natural pair for everyday luxury.

Click the images above to learn more about each yarn.

Kicking off the Wadena Knit-A-Long!

Whether at your local shop, online or in your living room with friends, knitting brings an incredible sense of community. As knitters, we admire each other's projects, offer advice (which color should I choose?!) and give each other that extra push to finish our projects. Sometimes a design has such broad appeal that we don't only knit together, we knit the same design together.

Such is the case with Wadena from our Classic Fall collection. When many of us at CEY decided to knit the wrap for ourselves, we thought it would be fun to make it an Office Knit-A-Long. And then it hit us—why not invite you to join us! From picking colors, to customizing the design and cheering each other to the finish—we're talking about it all online. And what's a KAL without prizes? Head over the CEY Blog to learn how to join and see the prizes up for grabs.

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