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    Classic Elite Yarns Fresco

    You will not believe how soft Classic Elite Fresco is! The 6 ½ stitch to the inch gauge makes this yarn 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 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (18)
    • Good weight (17)
    • Soft (17)
    • Dyed evenly (15)
    • Easy to fix (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (10)
      • Hats (8)
      • Scarves (7)
      • Gloves (5)
      • Socks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (10), Artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Reviewed by 20 customers

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      5.0

      ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

      By zenknit

      from Halifax Canada

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

      Knit the classic elite cardigan pattern it turned out beautifully. Light weight yarn but very warm. The closet thing to cashmere that I have ever knit

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fresco by Classic Elite Yarns

      By Gillibean

      from Saskatchewan, Canada

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

        Love,love,love working with this yarn. You can't lose with this yarn. I've knit a cowl, hat and shawl. So soft and holds it's shape. Great stitch definition.

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        • No

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        4.0

        so so

        By knitter

        from sf, ca

        About Me Artist, Perfectionist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Big Joins
        • Joins

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

        I love this yarn it is so so wonderful except it has these huge ugly joins. The kind where you think ok its looks like a spit splice then you knit a few rows and it is a huge bulky mess and you have to go back and take it out. ya love that

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        • No

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        5.0

        wonderful yarn

        By donna

        from springfield va

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

          Just wonderful yarn. Knits up to a very nice gauge and has a slightly angora-like affect.

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          • No

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          5.0

          My new favorite!

          By EG

          from Virginia

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Socks

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

            I knit a newborn slouchy hat photography prop with this yarn, in the cinder color. It has been very popular! The cinder color is so soft and neutral, an almost white-grey. The texture and softness of the yarn is to die for. I don't mind that I end up knitting at least one of these hats a week, it feels that good on my fingers. The weight is perfect for a slouchy hat.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Great customer services, as always. Shipping can be a little slow on average, but during the April and May sales, shipping times were fantastic!

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            • No

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            5.0

            My Favorite Yarn!

            By Enthusiast Em

            from Over the Rainbow

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                I love this yarn! Wish it was made in a heavier weight! It's so soft!

                I am always looking out for patterns I can use this yarn with.
                It is lovely in the Gossamer Stars Scarf!

                It can easily be knit at 22sts/4", but It will get lacy if you do looser than that.

                Wash your swatch, as I typically stretches!
                Bottom line: LOVE THIS YARN!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Terrific yarn

                By Sue

                from NY, NY

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                  Used for Jared Flood's Beaumont as written and later with color modifications. Have now made 5 of these hats. It is a great yarn for this pattern. Would love to try it for a sweater, it would be very warm and soft.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Try This Yarn You Will Love It!

                  By Edmonds Kathy

                  from Edmonds WA

                  About Me Crochet Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Great Stitch Definition
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                    I purchased this yarn as it was used by the designer for the Circle Sweater in the Vogue Crochet special edition. I was quite pleased with the stitch definition and softness of the yarn. The sweater turned out perfect. I will definitely purchase again!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love!

                    By My little knittish

                    from CO

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                    I love working with this yarn! I used it to make a fair Isle sweater for my husband and I want to use it on a sweater drees for me. It want fast to knit. The only problem I had was that when I ordered the 'Root Beer' color it was a purple color. Since I wanted to use it in my husband sweater I was disappointed that it wasn't brown. But I'll use it for my dress. ALL the other colors I've ordered we're true to the pictures and names

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                    4.0

                    nice and soft yarn

                    By J-O

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Stretches

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Socks
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                    i used the yarn to make a hat. it's quite soft and looks nice and even. after washing it stretched out a bit. my only complaint is i ordered the 'tomato' color, thinking it's going to be a bright red. it's actually a brick orangey red.

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                    • Yes

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