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    Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors

    Classic Elite's Provence Marl is a fabulous and popular mercerized Egyptian cotton yarn. Provence Marl is perfect for all of your warmer weather garments and accessories, in beautiful marled combinations that work up to a subtly dappled fabric. The generous yardage of this DK weight yarn makes Provence go a long way.  Made in Greece.

    Content:
    100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton
    Care:
    Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/205yd
    Gauge:
    5.5 sts = 1" on US 5
    Knitting Weight:
    DK
    $15.95 hank $6.49 - $7.99 hank
    SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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    Classic Elite YarnsProvence Marl Discontinued Colors
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (8)
    • Dyed evenly (6)
    • Good weight (5)
    • Hides mistakes (5)
    • Knits quickly (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (7)
      • Scarves (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Worth the Price

      The many plies in this yarn make for a nice even color distribution, but the yarn is so loosely plied that individual strands pull out (and stay out) especially when "unknitting&qu...Read complete review

      The many plies in this yarn make for a nice even color distribution, but the yarn is so loosely plied that individual strands pull out (and stay out) especially when "unknitting" to fix mistakes.

      The twist is not balanced, either, so it tangles up on itself if there is a significant distance between ball and needles without sufficient tension.

      I bought it thinking it was a dk weight and was disappointed to find it worked up at standard worsted gauge causing me a lot of extra math to convert my pattern numbers and making the baby sweater heavier than I would have liked.

      Still, the yarn is soft and shows texture stitches nicely. I used it both in plain stockinette and a highly textured rib pattern, and the yarn remained pliant and soft, with significant elasticity in the ribbing - more than I expected in a 100% cotton yarn.

      The clearance status makes this yarn well worth the effort involved in managing the drawbacks.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      good enough for childrens summer garment

      I knit shildren's summer sweaters with it. They seem satisfactory.

      I knit shildren's summer sweaters with it. They seem satisfactory.

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      Great look

      By Bert

      from Enfield, CT

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

        Top down sweater; light weight requirement; easily worked; affordable color combination great

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        • No

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        4.0

        Wonderful summer knitting material!

        By Simply the knitter

        from Orchard lake, michigan

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

          Wonderful to knit the girl's summer cardigan.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          an all time fav for mercerized cotton

          By advanced novice :)

          from southern california

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Gorgeous Sheen And Drape
          • Great Value
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Huge Yardage No Knots
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • It's Discontinued

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

          the manufacture has decided to decrease the yardage again (it was 256 then went to 205) to 102 yards. if you like this yarn as much as i do, get as much as you can of this cotton classic before it's gone forever :)

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          • No

          Comment on this review

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Worth the Price

          By Carla

          from New Castle, VA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

                The many plies in this yarn make for a nice even color distribution, but the yarn is so loosely plied that individual strands pull out (and stay out) especially when "unknitting" to fix mistakes.

                The twist is not balanced, either, so it tangles up on itself if there is a significant distance between ball and needles without sufficient tension.

                I bought it thinking it was a dk weight and was disappointed to find it worked up at standard worsted gauge causing me a lot of extra math to convert my pattern numbers and making the baby sweater heavier than I would have liked.

                Still, the yarn is soft and shows texture stitches nicely. I used it both in plain stockinette and a highly textured rib pattern, and the yarn remained pliant and soft, with significant elasticity in the ribbing - more than I expected in a 100% cotton yarn.

                The clearance status makes this yarn well worth the effort involved in managing the drawbacks.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                perfect hairband

                By jewlyn

                from Greeneville, TN

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Hides Mistakes
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

                  I was very sad to hear this had been discontinued

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great yarns, wonderful Efficient Service

                  By Sheppy

                  from Durham, NC

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

                    I have made three sweaters with various colors of this yarn. All have had rave reviews. I have one myself. Because of the variegated colors, the look is of a fair isle without carrying yarn.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Provence Marl

                    By jpr54_

                    from Hallandale Beach, Florida

                    About Me Retired-crocheter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Nice color
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Market Tote

                      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

                      it was a nice yarn towork with

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                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Knits up Nicely

                      By Carol

                      from Dayton, OH

                      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

                        I am knitting a light weight, short sleeved cardigan jacket. My sister in law choose the beatnik color which consists of a black strand loosely twisted with two shades of gray. It is knitting up nicely in textured stitch pattern. I was worried that the color variation of the yarn would bury the stitch pattern, but it has not and will be striking when finished. Due to it's silky texture and some tendency to split, I'd recommend using bamboo or wooden needles, particularly for a novice kntter, since it is quite slippery on my Addi Turbos. Using size 7 US needles, I am getting gauge for a Tahki Cotton Classic yarn pattern. I love the effect of marled yarn and will probably knit the Classic Elite spaghetti strap tank with the Spring Bud color I also purchased.

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                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        perfect summer yarn

                        By knittin'fool

                        from Foster City Ca

                        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Easy To Fix
                        • Good Weight
                        • Hides Mistakes
                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Nice Texture

                        Cons

                        • Twists Up

                        Best Uses

                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

                        I made a short sleeve stripped pull over with the orange and hot pink. I liked it so much that I'm now almost finished with and second version of the same pull over in lavender and blue.
                        This is the best cotton I have used so far (and I knit a lot with cotton) The only thing keeping it from being perfection is having to wind it into balls yourself!

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                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        good enough for childrens summer garment

                        By M & M

                        from NYS

                        About Me Seller of knits locally

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Good Weight
                        • Great colors
                        • Nice Texture

                        Cons

                        • Tends to split as knit

                        Best Uses

                        • Children's sweatershats
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

                        I knit shildren's summer sweaters with it. They seem satisfactory.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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