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Classic Elite Yarns Fresco

You will not believe how soft Classic Elite Yarns Fresco is! This sport weight yarn is perfect for colorwork and delicate projects. Fresco's three plies are soft and squishy, in deep colors with a little shine that gives great stitch detail. Made in Peru.

Content:
60% Wool/30% Baby Alpaca/10% Angora
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/164yd
Gauge:
6.5 sts = 1" on US 5
Knitting Weight:
Sport
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Classic Elite YarnsFresco
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (34)
  • Nice texture (30)
  • Dyed evenly (26)
  • Good weight (26)
  • Easy to fix (11)

Cons

  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (19)
  • Scarves (17)
  • Sweaters (15)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Artist (8), Parent (5), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 38 customers

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5.0

Soft yet holds shape

By knitting in Berkeley

from Berkeley, CA

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Halo
  • Soft
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

    I've use this yarn for shawls and sweaters and I just love it. The softness of the fabric is wonderful, much softer than the wrapped up skein feels. The items I've made have also kept their shape nicely. This is one of my very favorite yarns. I'd love to see some tonal colors in this yarn.
    This is a light sport weight yarn (or a heavy fingering).

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great for stripes and soft for gloves and hats.

    By Knitting in KY

    from Edgewood, KY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

      I really like working with this yarn and made a wonderful striped hat with it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent yarn

      By Truffaut015

      from Metro Washington DC area

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Garments

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

        I bought this for a felted project, and I was delighted by how well it felted. And it knits very crisply and cleanly, as I discovered when using it for a fair isle hat.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Knits up beautifully and soooo soft

        By NH Hat Lady

        from Acworth NH

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

          love this - I knit hats primarily

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          4.0

          beautiful but thinner than expected

          By KM the weaver

          from Minneapolis, mn

          About Me Artist, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

              returned the yarn. It was finner and a different color than expected.

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              • No

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              5.0

              soft and delicate

              By Ramamba-hara-mambu-ru

              from Seattle

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Sheds

              Best Uses

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                Made a child's cardigan using this yarn. It's incredibly soft and lovely to knit with. It was thinner than expected, but I was still able to use it. I think this yarn would be great for shawls and delicate lace designs. I'm thinking of buying more colors. Highly recommend!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Soft, beautiful- colors darker than pics

                By Anonymous

                from Wi

                About Me Artist, Parent

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Colorwork
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Wrapsshawls

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                  I love this yarn. It's soft but has enough body to hold a textured pattern/cable. It's fine for wearing next to skin even for picky people : ) My only negative is all 3 colors I've ordered are quite a bit darker than the website pics. (I haven't found that to be a problem with other yarns on webs.) I just received 4 skeins of Cinder and it is much darker.

                  I used it doubled with Noro Silk Garden for a scarf/wrap and it works well with funkier/variegated/thick and thin yarns.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  lovely to knit up!

                  By Dietta

                  from Roswell, NM

                  About Me Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                    knitting a designer style slouchy beanie

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Soft and lovely!

                    By crazy lulu

                    from Nashville, Indiana

                    About Me Avid knitter, Small Hobby Farmer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good stitch definition
                    • Good Weight
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cardigan
                      • Scarf
                      • Sweater

                      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                      Using for cardigan with textured yoke and color is all coming together very nicely.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A favorite

                      By kewar

                      from Virginia

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Nice drape
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dolls and toys
                        • Gloves
                        • Hats
                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                        A favorite of mine, I order it again and again.

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                        • No

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