Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 364 – Basic Horizon Hat

Long time readers know that I am a hat-knitting aficionado. I knit them for a multitude of reasons. To name a few: their portability, practicing a new skill, seeking a effortless project, and sampling new yarn.

Today's pattern is the simplest of hats knit in Horizon. It's suited for anyone, whether you are a seasoned knitter looking for a simple project or you are learning to knit in the round (with double pointed needles!). And it has just enough slouch that it will suit many styles.



Susan Mills   

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(file size: 599 KB; published October 14, 2014)

The Yarn

48% Wool, 30% Acrylic, 15% Alpaca, 7% Silk

Horizon is a soft, single-ply, wool blend yarn in a bulky weight for quick, warm knits. Its gently variegated colors create a smooth transition from one to another - with a strand of slubby silk adding interest in the form of a subtle tweedy look.

Unwind – designs and sizes for the family

Unwind is a book designed with families in mind and includes pieces appropriate for all ages and sizes. Everyone in the book has family ties with Classic Elite: from Betsy (owner of CEY) and her granddaughter in the top right photo below, to Tonia's husband and niece on the cover (you'll recall Tonia is our frequently-featured in-house designer).

Lull and Interlude are two hats, also knit in Horizon, that go beyond the basics with sideways cables and mitered squares. Betsy and her granddaughter are modeling Tarry, knit in Wynter, and Take It Easy, shown here in Liberty Wool Print and knit in the child's size. The book includes Take It Easy sizes for children and adults as well as pullover and cardigan versions.

The Abide Cardigan and Abide Pullover are on the cover of the book and on the bottom row. Intertwined rope cables bordered by rib and smaller cables decorate both versions of this pullover, which is knit in MountainTop Vista.

Visit our Unwind page for more information about these and the other designs featured in the collection.

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