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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: 43
Gauge: 6˝ 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
5303 Cinder
5303 Cinder
5304 Sugar Blue
5304 Sugar Blue

5305 Cotton Candy Disc
5305 Cotton Candy Disc
5308 Portabello*
5308 Portabello*
5310 Regatta
5310 Regatta

5312 Superman Yellow
5312 Superman Yellow
5313 Onyx
5313 Onyx
5315 Pea Pod
5315 Pea Pod

5317 Sangria
5317 Sangria
5318 Bittersweet
5318 Bittersweet
5321 Celadon
5321 Celadon

5322 Port Royale
5322 Port Royale
5325 Blush*
5325 Blush*
5326 Magenta
5326 Magenta

5328 Rum Raisin Disc
5328 Rum Raisin Disc
5329 Icy Teal*
5329 Icy Teal*
5339 Sea Green
5339 Sea Green

5343 Corn Silk
5343 Corn Silk
5345 Taupe
5345 Taupe
5346 Mallard Blue
5346 Mallard Blue

5348 Saxony Blue
5348 Saxony Blue
5349 Blue Teal
5349 Blue Teal
5350 Ginger
5350 Ginger

5351 Mauve
5351 Mauve
5353 Strawberry
5353 Strawberry
5355 Rumba  Red
5355 Rumba Red

5358 Tomato
5358 Tomato
5359 Ozone
5359 Ozone
5367 Hopi Blue
5367 Hopi Blue

5368 Seal Brown
5368 Seal Brown
5371 Max Factor Pink
5371 Max Factor Pink
5375 Gray Stone
5375 Gray Stone

5377 Charcoal Black
5377 Charcoal Black
5378 Alpaca Brown
5378 Alpaca Brown
5379 Purple Haze Disc
5379 Purple Haze Disc

5380 Olive*
5380 Olive*
5388 Coral
5388 Coral
5389 Rosebud
5389 Rosebud

5390 Passion Fruit
5390 Passion Fruit
5393 Cornflower
5393 Cornflower
5395 Persian Purple
5395 Persian Purple

5397 Fern
5397 Fern
 
Patterns in Fresco

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
 
9152 Snow Angels 9152 Snow Angels
Four designs in Fresco

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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.
 
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.
 
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.