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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
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    Classic Elite YarnsProvence Marl Discontinued Colors
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (9)
    • Dyed evenly (7)
    • Good weight (6)
    • Soft (6)
    • Hides mistakes (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (8)
      • Scarves (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      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 11 customers

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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

        Comment on this review

         
        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

          Comment on this review

           
          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

            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 :)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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

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