Classic Elite Yarns

Classic Elite Yarns

Classic Elite Yarns had its origin in the late 1940s as part of an old-line textile manufacturing mill in Lowell, MA. Classic Elite was created as a marketing division of the mill and catered to hand weavers and designers. At the same time, the brand expanded beyond its original iconic mohairs to include cottons, silks, alpacas, wools, and natural fiber blends. CEY began presenting at industry trade shows and producing two annual collections of handknitting designs – and the new company also began to make the pages of international fashion magazines. Today Classic Elite Yarns is owned, managed and staffed primarily by women, and is no longer in the manufacturing business (the mill operation having shut down in the 1990s). Instead it focuses on distributing fine handknitting and crochet yarns from numerous international mills. Classic Elite Yarns prides itself on distributing some of the best hand knitting yarns to shops, including Raging Wool, all across the US and Canada. 

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    Classic Elite Yarns Ava

    Ava is a DK weight wool, rayon, and metallic blend knitting and crochet yarn from Classic Elite Yarns. Ava is a merino yarn plied with a strand of sparkle. The merino gives the yarn structure and warmth. Perfect for simple to complex patterns, Ava has...

    $12.50
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    Classic Elite Yarns Firefly

    Firefly is sport weight rayon and linen blend knitting and crochet yarn from Classic Elite Yarns. Firefly is a warm-weather yarn with a subtle sheen and wonderful hand. The juxtaposition of the linen with a light-catching sheen gives it a distinctly...

    $10.00
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    Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace

    Silky Alpaca Lace is a lace weight alpaca and silk blend knitting and crochet yarn from Classic Elite Yarns.  Silky Alpaca Lace is a blend of fibers, spun into a wonderful yarn that knits into amazing lightweight pieces. The alpaca in this yarn...

    $14.00