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Like its sister Gedifra's Elba, Elba Color is a wonderful yarn for quick summer knits. Both are 100% cotton yarn that's smooth and easy to knit, but Elba Color is specially dyed, making it look like batik. It really is beautiful, and since the colors coordinate perfectly with Elba, you can use the two together for a fun and creative project.
Like Elba, Elba Color is a tape yarn, that lies flat in your fabric, so although it's a chunky gauge, you won't find it thick or heavy. Although you cannot tell without looking really closely, Elba Color is an unusually constructed tape yarn - not woven, but knit. It's actually a tube knit from a very very fine strand of cotton for strength, durability, and sheen. You will enjoy working with it, and you will find the fabric extremely comfortable to wear.
For a sweater, I like Elba on a US 11, but you could easily go much larger for a light and fun accessory.
Made in Italy
110 yds/100 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g
12 sts = 4" on US Size 11 /8.0 mm
Designed for Elba Color on its own, or paired with Elba, this cute sweater is a fast fun knit. The Elba Color makes it look like wearable art! Pattern is free with yarn purchase for this sweater.
Finished measurement 33" (36", 39", 43")
Skeins Elba Color 5 (6, 6, 7)