Friday, June 27, 2014

New Colors from Liberty Wool Print - But the Sale Ends Soon!

The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell was cast in 1752, and its early years were rather droll as it was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings.  Its most famous ringing came on July 8, 1776, when it was rung to announce the reading of the Declaration of Independence.  Since then it has become an iconic symbol of American Liberty.

So it seems appropriate to pay tribute to the Liberty Bell as we announce the new colors of Classic Elite's Liberty Wool Print.

Chintz
Liberty Wool Print is Classic Elite's soft, worsted weight machine washable 100% wool yarn.  Yup, that's right, I said machine washable wool.  It is a self striping yarn in a huge assortment of awesome colors, and Chintz and Verdant Violet are the two newest colors in a collection of about 40 different colors of Liberty Wool Print.  

The word Chintz originally referred to a woodblock printed fabric produced in India from 1600 to 1800 with flowers in bold colors on a light background.  The technique was difficult, and the fabric was expensive and rare.  By the 19th century Europeans were able to reproduce Chintz, the fabric became extremely popular and the word chintz was used to describe any item with a bright floral design on a light background.  Liberty Wool Print's new color Chintz is as bold and beautiful as an Indian flower, with green, blue, red and purple balanced with a bit of gray. 

Verdant Violet
Looking for something more subdued?  Verdant Violet is just as the name suggests: green and purple.  The colors mingle gently into a calming, leafy, outdoorsey blend.

So what should you knit with these two great new colors?  Classic Elite has designed two patterns with these two new colors in mind!  The Chintz Short-Row Wrap is a scalloped edge wrap with pretty yarn-overs.  The Instant-Gratification Cowl is knit with three strands of Liberty Wool Print on big needles for a quick knit that lets the colors take center stage.

(1) Chintz Wrap and (2) Instant Gratification Cowl
Bonus:  Buy any quantity of Chintz or Verdant Violet and you can choose one pattern for FREE!

Double BonusALL Liberty Wool Print - not just the two new colors, but ALL Liberty Wool Print - are on sale at 20% off.  But the sale ends on July 31st, so be sure to get your new yarn now!

Happy 4th of July, and Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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