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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 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (29)
  • Nice texture (26)
  • Dyed evenly (24)
  • Good weight (22)
  • Easy to fix (9)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (16)
  • Scarves (14)
  • Sweaters (13)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Artist (7), Parent (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 32 customers

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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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          4.0

          Nice yarn but very thin

          By Ramamba-hara-mambu-ru

          from Seattle

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

            I love the softness of this yarn and the beautiful blush pink color, but it is very thin and I think it was mislabelled - this looks more like a sock or lace yarn to me rather than what description suggests. I had to double the strands to get the gauge I needed. I haven't finished sweater yet, so can't comment on how well it wears and washes.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Lovely but thinner than expected

            By Ramamba-hara-mambu-ru

            from Seattle

            About Me Parent

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Very thin

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

            This is a beautiful and very soft yarn. I am using it to make ballet wrap sweaters for my girls. I bought the color light pink and its perfect for ballet uniform requirements. However, I believe that this yarn is mislabeled as "sport" weight, and its more of a "lace" or "fingering" weight. It is VERY THIN. I had to double the yarn to make the gauge that I needed. I love the softness and the slight fuzzy halo that the angora adds to the yarn. I haven't finished my project yet, so can not comment on durability, but will update as soon as I have more information.

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            • No

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            5.0

            One of My Favorites

            By mrsrobaato

            from Southern California

            About Me Knitter, Perfectionist

            Pros

            • Beautiful colors
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

              This yarn is very rewarding. I didn't realize how wonderful it knit up until my whole cowl was finished. It is soft and yet maintains good body in a finished product. I enjoy wearing my cowl!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Fresco Elite Yarn

              By Kris

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Artist, Collector, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

              It was thinner than I expected so I couldn't use it with other "sport weight" yarns to complete my project. I had to get all the yarn to match. It is a really nice yarn though. It feels really nice and knits up quickly and evenly.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Nice yarn and soft

              By Tam

              from WV

              About Me 43 Yrs Knit And Crochet, Artist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Baby garments
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                I am using this yarn for baby clothing and it is soft enough to put next to a baby's skin. This is very nice yarn.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice halo, very soft

                By Kaliena

                from Manassas, VA

                About Me Enthusiast, Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Fluffy
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Delicate
                • Sheds

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

                Bought because I had a sock pattern that called for a mohair wool blend no longer produced. This product provided sufficient halo to mimic the original yarn while containing enough wool that, I hope at least, it will be durable enough to wear occasionally.

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