APRIL 28, 2013
fiber focus: cotton classic
the classic, eternally popular, mercerized DK-weight cotton


Spring took a long time getting to NYC, but it's finally here. This week in particular seemed to explode in an array of blossoming tree buds and familiar Spring colors—cherry pinks and crocus purples, verdant greens and sparkling sky blues. It's high-time for lace and cottons and short sleeves, so we hope you're ready!

The DAZZLING MESH RAGLAN TOP in COTTON CLASSIC sings Spring out loud, without any hesitation. As we're sure you're well aware, COTTON CLASSIC remains the industry standard DK-weight cotton, perfectly balancing a sustained durability, wash after wash, with the gorgeous, sophisticated sheen of mercerized cotton. The DAZZLING TOP will easily become your back-pocket garment--a great top to throw over a tank on a hot day, a collared shirt on an office day, and over a floral Spring dress for a day out in the city.

COTTON CLASSIC and its younger sibling, sport-weight COTTON CLASSIC LITE form two fabulous palettes for Spring and Summer knitting. Available in a wide range of colors (just try to find a missing color--it's pretty difficult!), they provide ample opportunity for various knit and crochet projects that will stand the test of time as well as the test of looking as good as new. This is not your slubby, pilling, misshapen cotton; this is your forever-wear!

To celebrate the timelessness of COTTON CLASSIC and COTTON CLASSIC LITE, we've put together 2 small collections of 4 patterns each, pulled from our archives, featuring both yarns: COTTON CLASSIC SIGNATURE STYLES and COTTON CLASSIC LITE SIGNATURE STYLES. All 8 patterns are offered for FREE and include both knit and crochet designs for men and women. They eloquently prove how beautifully both yarns move through time, and how Tahki Yarns style never goes out of style!

DESIGN NOTE: A classic raglan tee in a classic cotton yarn, the DAZZLING MESH RAGLAN TOP is worked front and back first, then the sleeves are knitted and added on.

DESIGNER QUOTE: "This year we've seen a lot of knitwear design veer towards the simple--basic, clean lines and familiar shapes--so I wanted to make a great, go-to raglan tee with the added punch of an allover mesh detail. I think this is a fabulous Spring top!"–Monika MacDougall





The DAZZLING MESH TOP is in the INTERMIX COLLECTION available at your LYS and online now.

Eight gorgeous garments in COTTON CLASSIC & COTTON CLASSIC LITE

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