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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 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 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (9)
  • Dyed evenly (8)
  • Good weight (7)
  • Soft (7)
  • Knits quickly (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (9)
  • Scarves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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...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 12 customers

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4.0

Lovely Cotton

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By The Yarn Lady

from Tacoma WA

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Making
  • Stretches A Little After

Best Uses

  • Cowls Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Shawls Garments
  • Sweaters

Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

I love this yarn! I purchased the coral and pink. I cannot believe this color is being discontinued. I made a lovely tunic called "Jetty". It turned out perfect. The small drawback, as can be with any tunic pattern, is it bags a little after you have sat in it a few times. The only reason I don't give it five stars

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  • No

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4.0

great drape and soft

By chris

from albany, ny

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Provence Marl Discontinued Colors:

    really nice drape, I made a sweater with it for a gift and liked it so much that I picked up some more for a blouse for myself

    Service and delivery comments:

    prompt and in good condition

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        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

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Worth the Price

        By Carla

        from New Castle, VA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        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 reviewHelp Icon

        (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

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          (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

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            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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (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

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