Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 424 • Glee in Fresco

Fresco's softness, sport weight and wide color range make it the perfect yarn to go to for colorwork. This week's pattern is knit in-the-round from the bottom up with a decorative picot cast on edge. The drawstring gives gentle shaping and sits just above the hip. Raglan shaping on yoke takes place before the colorwork begins with additional decreasing worked within the colorwork.

Susan Mills

View Susan’s designs on Ravelry

(file size: 1.3 MB; published December 8, 2015)

The Yarn

60% Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca
10% Angora

Fresco is a smooth and even 3-ply sport weight yarn. The plies are twisted together tightly enough to make a firm, springy yarn, but not so tightly that the yarn loses its lofty, soft hand. The fiber blend – wool (for warmth and strength), alpaca (for loft and sheen), and a bit of angora (to provide a soft halo) – makes a yarn that's warm, soft, and slightly fuzzy.

Fresco is available in an expansive palette, which makes it great for colorwork projects. However, because of the ply, the yarn is also great for textured stitches and lace.

More Colorwork Designs in Fresco from Fall 2015


top: Sabrina from Strips and Stripes (1512)
bottom: Providence and Continental from Inspired by Patchwork (1509)

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