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Fresco

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Fresco
Fresco
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.

*notes new colors

  

Product Information
Description: 60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora
Handling: handwash cold, dry flat
Colorways: 33
Gauge: 6½ sts/inch on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
Skeins/Garment: 7/LS
Put up: hank
Skein Weight: 50 grams
Skein Yardage: approx 164

Colors

5301 Parchment
5301 Parchment
5302 Citrine
5302 Citrine
5303 Cinder
5303 Cinder

5304 Sugar Blue
5304 Sugar Blue
5307 Garden Green
5307 Garden Green
5309 Faded Rose
5309 Faded Rose

5312 Superman Yellow
5312 Superman Yellow
5313 Onyx
5313 Onyx
5314 Oxblood
5314 Oxblood

5315 Pea Pod
5315 Pea Pod
5317 Sangria
5317 Sangria
5318 Bittersweet
5318 Bittersweet

5335 Sage
5335 Sage
5336 Oatmeal
5336 Oatmeal
5338 Chestnut*
5338 Chestnut*

5343 Corn Silk
5343 Corn Silk
5347 Blue
5347 Blue
5348 Saxony Blue
5348 Saxony Blue

5350 Ginger
5350 Ginger
5355 Rumba Red
5355 Rumba Red
5358 Tomato
5358 Tomato

5359 Ozone
5359 Ozone
5361 Shadow*
5361 Shadow*
5367 Hopi Blue
5367 Hopi Blue

5375 Gray Stone
5375 Gray Stone
5377 Charcoal Black
5377 Charcoal Black
5378 Alpaca Brown
5378 Alpaca Brown

5379 Purple Haze
5379 Purple Haze
5380 Olive
5380 Olive
5381 Dark Mustard
5381 Dark Mustard

5389 Rosebud
5389 Rosebud
5390 Passion Fruit
5390 Passion Fruit
5393 Cornflower
5393 Cornflower

 
Patterns in Fresco

1606 Early Fall 1606 Early Fall
Get ready for fall with these stunning designs in our favorite fall yarns. Whether cables, eyelets or lace stitches, there is something here for every knitter.
 
1605 A Time to Crochet 1605 A Time to Crochet
8 beautiful crochet designs by 7 talented designers.
 
1512 Strips and Stripes 1512 Strips and Stripes
Striped and colorblocked sweaters and accessories.
 
1509 Inspired by Patchwork 1509 Inspired by Patchwork
Accessories and garments in autumnal hues; introducing Telluride.
 
1505 Wrap It Up 1505 Wrap It Up
Wraps and scarves for year-round wear.
 
1513 Artistic Differences 1513 Artistic Differences
Talitha's musical and performing background inspired her to create Artistic Differences. She imagined one design altered to be knit and styled two ways – a bohemian acoustic style and an edgier rock'n'roll look. Each of the 10 projects are shown twice, giving the knitter ideas for customizing to their own particular style.
 
1514 From Folly Cove 1514 From Folly Cove
Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios is beloved for her brilliant books for children, but she was also the organizing force behind The Folly Cove Designers, a group of mostly women who collaborated to hand print textiles in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Every pattern in this book is inspired by the work and personalities of these women, and together are an homage to their legacy of design and collaboration. –Julia Farwell-Clay
 
1408 Autumn Leaf 1408 Autumn Leaf
Leaf motifs decorate fall sweaters, wraps and hats in Autumn Leaf, a beautiful collection featuring 12 designs for fall.
 
1407 Every Day Knits 1407 Every Day Knits
Every Day Knits features Mohawk Wool, a new yarn 100% grown and spun in the USA, and other outstanding yarns with sweaters and accessories that you'll want to wear every day.
 
1312 Cathedral 1312 Cathedral

Cathedral is a gorgeous book that features 10 of CEY's outstanding yarns. The focus of Cathedral is color to add brightness to a grey wintry backdrop. These are the knits that go best with a cup of hot cocoa for hours spent in your favorite knitting spot.
 
1311 Portraits 1311 Portraits

Portraits is a gorgeous book that features 11 of CEY's outstanding yarns. Inside are six pretty little accessories and also five quick-to-knit and easy-to-wear sweaters (and variations!) in bulky yarns.
 
9253 Favorite Hats 9253 Favorite Hats
A selection of hats
 
9241 Alpine Forest 9241 Alpine Forest
An accessory collection designed by Amy Loberg in Fresco
 
9240 Around Town 9240 Around Town
Four designs in Fresco
 
9191 Hill House 9191 Hill House
Five designs in Fresco
 
9187 Bon Hiver 9187 Bon Hiver
Four designs in Ariosa
 
9152 Snow Angels 9152 Snow Angels
Four designs in Fresco

View errata for this booklet.

 
9119 Melody 9119 Melody
The four designs in Melody are knit with Fresco, a cozy wool/alpaca/angora blend yarn. Each design in this booklet takes advantage of the wonderful properties of this yarn, from the cabled/ribbed capelet and tunic to the fair isle pullover and mitts.

Melody bonus photos.
 
9107 Curvy Knits, Cambridge 9107 Curvy Knits, Cambridge
The fourth booklet in our collection of patterns designed specifically with shapely figures in mind, Curvy Knits, Cambridge features six great trans-seasonal garments. This booklet is very balanced with two cardigans, two pullovers and two vests that are all knit with different fall yarns from the Classic Elite collection.
 
9108 Made in Brooklyn 9108 Made in Brooklyn
LIVING IN BROOKLYN presents a daily arrangement of unexpected inspirations—like existing in the midst of an impassioned conversation. In assembling this body of work, I've come to rely on an impossible juxtaposition of parts in my environment—old and new, luxury and necessity, tradition and trend—as a kind of sustenance in my process.

I hope you enjoy this collection—inspired by the streets and avenues on which I walk every day. May these works delight your own love of process as much as they have mine.

From my Place–to yours, Jared Flood
 
9106 Sunday Brunch 9106 Sunday Brunch
Sunday Brunch features twelve handknitting patterns with unique shapes and constructions. In this booklet you will find a lace bodice cardigan, rick rack hooded pullover, side to side skirt and a ballet-style wrap cardigan. Designs in Sunday Brunch are knit with a variety of fall yarns including Fresco, Portland Tweed, Moorland, Silky Alpaca Lace and more!
 
9105 Saturday Afternoon 9105 Saturday Afternoon
Saturday Afternoon presents thirteen handknitting designs for women to keep your fingers busy! Designs in this booklet include a fair isle vest, a pullover with a lace panel, and a cashmere neckwarmer. These classic designs will flatter many figures and are great staple wardrobe pieces.
 
9104 Winter Whimsy 9104 Winter Whimsy
Winter Whimsy features fourteen wonderful handknitting patterns to wear when there's a chill in the air. Explore lace, cable, textured and simple knitting techniques with these patterns that range from simple accessories and sweaters to intricate dresses and cardigans with beautiful shaping and drape. Patterns in this booklet are knit with a variety of yarns from Classic Elites fall collection, including a luxury yarns.
 
9101 Accessories, Book 1 9101 Accessories, Book 1
This mini-booklet has six handknitting patterns in Fresco and Princess yarns and is the perfect go-to source for quick knits. The designs in Accessories, Book 1 have a particular emphasis on color and with the large palettes of both Fresco and Princess, the color combinations are endless!
 
9091 Alpaca Stories 9091 Alpaca Stories
Alpaca Stories is packed with seventeen handknitting patterns for fall and winter in yarns from Classic Elite's alpaca and alpaca blend yarns, including Fresco, Alpaca Sox, Inca Alpaca, Silky Alpaca Lace and more. Patterns in this booklet feature both accessory and sweater designs, including socks, scarves, pullovers and cardigans.