"Elemental Affects Yarns"

Quintet Shawl Kits in Elemental Affect’s Civility Sport

Knit the "Quintet Shawl", where color and stitches converge ...
Featuring Civility Sport from Elemental Affects!

Five colors and five stitch patterns compose this gorgeous Quintet Shawl! The intricate look of this shawl is achieved with a series of simple stitch repeats and fun color changes.  The "Quintet Shawl" is that perfect addition of color to add to your favorite outfit. Grab it on the way out the door and never miss a beat! 

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Quintet Shawl Kit

by Amy Loberg

Starting at one end with a simple garter stitch and adding color and pattern as you go, the asymmetrical "Quintet Shawl" is sure to keep you in tune with your knitting. Blocks of color show off rhythmic stitch patterns with one color used at the beginning, middle and end for a perfectly balanced motif. This shawl is fun to knit and gleeful to wear!

Finished Size 16” x 53” blocked
Yardage 120 yards each of 5 colors
Materials Quintet Shawl Kit
Shown in Jewels
Needles
32″ or longer Size US 7 [4.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 19 sts = 4″ in stockinette stitch
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Skill Level Intermediate

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We've composed some harmonious color combinations ... choose a bright or a more down-to-earth neutral colorway!  Each kit contains five mini skeins of Civility Sport yarn and the pattern.

Made in the USA, Civility Sport is a beautiful blend of merino wool and mulberry silk. The silk adds durability to this soft yarn without adding man-made fibers and it's a versatile weight for almost any type of project. Make lovely shawls, durable garments or fun accessories with this terrific yarn!​

Fiber Content 70% US Merino Wool / 30% Mulberry Silk
Mini Skein Yardage / Weight approximately 120 yds in 35g
Total Kit Yardage / Weight approximately 600 yds in 175g - 5 skeins total per kit
Gauge 20 - 24 sts over 4″ on US 4 - 6 [3.50 – 4.00mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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Salvus Shawl in Elemental Affects’ Civility Sport

Knit the elegant Salvus Shawl featuring Civility Sport from Elemental Affects ...

The "Salvus Shawl" is a wonderful, elegant accessory that can be knit in either the Elemental Affects Civility Sport or the Civility Sport HiTwist yarns.  Both yarns feature a generous supply of silk to add a lux soft feel ... have the same color palette, gauge and yardage on the skein.  However, the Civility Sport HiTwist creates a fabric with a bit more "bounce", while the regular twist yarn is a little drapier and has an even softer feel.  Oh, did I mention they are completely made in the USA?

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Salvus Shawl

by Amy Loberg

A lace panel graces the back of this beautiful shawl.  Simple stockinette side and front panels are shaped to create a perfectly fitting accessory. A touch of drape in the fabric allows it sit smoothly and gently around you. Wear it pinned in the front for a dressier look or wrap it cozily around your neck for a casual layer of warmth!

Finished Size 18” top of neck to bottom, 54” across top edge, blocked
Materials 2 × Elemental Affects’ Civility Sport HiTwist
OR
2 × Elemental Affects’ Civility Sport Reg. Twist
Shown in Sage
Needles
US 6 and US 7 40" Circulars or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 20 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked
Skill Level Intermediate

"Salvus Shawl"   |   Shown in Civility Sport HiTwist - "Sage"

Yarn

Elemental Affects' Civility Sport

This yarn is a sublime blend of merino wool and mulberry silk that is made from beginning to end here in the good old USA. Civility Sport is strong and durable, but the quality wool and generous amount silk keep this yarn lovely and soft!  Both the regular twist and the HiTwist same color palette, gauge and yardage on the skein ... choose from over 25 colors ... !

Fiber Content 70% U.S. Merino Wool / 30% Mulberry Silk
Yardage / Weight 400 yds in 112g
Gauge 20 - 32 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 5 [3.25 - 3.75mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Magic City Henley – And Shetland Sheep!

Magic City Henley

The Magic City Henley pullover by designer Mercedes Tarasovich explores traditional fabrics and styling.  The modern henley-neck pullover is worked in 100% American Shetland Fingering from Elemental Affects, and was inspired by the city of Birmingham, Alabama where she makes her home.

Mercedes Tarasovich says:

In thinking about what motifs represent Birmingham, Alabama, I was drawn to its history as a rail and steel town. It’s also home to amazing green spaces; the city is filled with and surrounded by nature, including a particular type of wetland flower, the Cahaba Lily. I’ve combined stylized motifs of the lily, railroad tracks, and smokestacks to represent the Magic City.

The Magic City Henley is a bottom-up, circular pullover worked with steeks.  (Don’t know what a steek is? Google it!)  The Magic City Henley pattern is available exclusively in Interweave Knits Summer 2015 Issue, we have plenty in stock.  For the experienced knitter.

Shetland Ram with Gorgeous Horns!

The Magic City Henley is knit with Elemental Affect’s Shetland Fingering yarn.  Shetland Fingering is made from USA grown and dyed Shetland wool. You’ll use six different colors in the Magic City Henley, and we have 44 beautifully dyed colors available to choose from.  With wear, the construction of this yarn and the nature of Shetland wool work to basically “felt” without shrinking it. The stitches simply blur, and the tiny kinks along the strand of the wool begin to merge into an almost solid piece of fabric that’s softer than the original yarn.

So what’s so special about Shetlands?  A dog is a dog, but there are different breeds of dogs and each has their own characteristics.  Sheep are the same way.  The Shetland sheep breed originates from the Shetland Isles.  The Shetland Isles have long winters and short, mild summers – it’s no wonder they take wool seriously! The Shetland sheep is a small sheep that retains many of their primitive survival instincts and characteristics.  Their hardiness makes them easy to care for; they survive just fine in the wild under harsh conditions and a poor diet, but thrive as strong, hardy and long-lived when raised on a farm.  Today they are a favorite breed for a “spinner’s flock,” small flocks of sheep raised by handspinners and knitters on hobby farms, where they are often treated more as pets than livestock.

Golden Fleece on a Shetland

The highlight of the Shetland breed is their color.  There are 11 main colors and 30 markings recognized among the breed, from pure snow white to deep coal black, with variations of grays and browns in between.  Many of the markings retain their fun Shetland dialect names such as Bersugget, Bronget, Flecket, Fronet and Gulmoget. There are even blue Shetlands!  Well, they’re not really blue.  The “blue” color comes from dark wool mixed with individual white fibers (called an Iset marking) which gives the sheep a bluish tint from a distance.

Being a primitive breed, the Shetlands are known for their horns.  The rams have gorgeous spiral horns.  Some ewes also have horns.  A ewe’s horns are curved but not spiral and overall a smaller, more delicate version than their brothers.

Colors on a Shetland Ewe

Another primitive survival trait is that Shetlands will shed their wool in the late spring.  Just as your house cat will “blow” her coat in the spring – leaving big puffs of cat hair all over your carpet –  the Shetland’s coat will loosen in the late spring.  Islanders used to pull the wool of the sheep by hand, called “rooing.”  This can be avoided in a modern flock by shearing in the early spring – you do not want all that lovely wool strewn about the pasture and trampled into the mud!

All of the sheep photos are from the website of the North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association, an excellent source for Shetland information (and full of pretty sheep pictures, too!).

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy