We often have trunk shows in the store so our customers get a chance to check out the patterns from different companies in person and even try them on. Since we’re not able to share this in person with all of our customers, we thought we would try out a little show and tell similar to what we do with Valley Yarns. This is a quicker peek than we give those patterns, but we hope this will be helpful too!
Recently, we had the trunk show for Classic Elite 9167 Sanibel. The patterns are available in the book, but also individually as PDF downloads. Classic Elite Sanibel is a blend of cotton and viscose that stripes in tonal colors and also has both matte and shiny textures. It is incredibly soft and has a lovely drape that is perfect for warm-weather projects.
This is a drapey, openwork pullover with a ballet neckline. Because of the open stitchwork, it stretches to fit a range of sizes, though some of use would prefer a different size. One comment most of us made when we tried it on was “oh, air-conditioned.” The openwork let the breeze in, so even though it is long-sleeved, it’s still a cool top.
The construction of this cardigan has a capelet, sleeves, and fronts all worked in one piece. It is then attached at the neck edge. We weren’t sure how the capelet was going to work in this garment, but we were all pleasantly surprised with the look of the cardigan.
This simple cardigan has bracelet sleeves and shows off Sanibel’s color, and drapey finished fabric. As everyone tried it on, we found ourselves saying “that looks great!” It is a lovely basic to have in your wardrobe.
Top has a leaf decoration at the shoulder. This small detail makes this seemingly simple short-sleeve top stand out. The front and back are identical. The top was comfortable, but some of us would have preferred to have the sleeves a different length.
In the Sanibel booklet, you’ll also find the Periwinkle headband and the Flamingo pullover. The sample of Flamingo we had didn’t quite fit most of use, but looked lovely on Dena!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this peek at the trunk show. We plan to do more as the arrive and share other store samples we have.