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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 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (26)
  • Nice texture (24)
  • Dyed evenly (21)
  • Good weight (19)
  • Knits quickly (9)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (14)
  • Scarves (13)
  • Sweaters (13)
  • Gloves (8)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Artist (5), Collector (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 29 customers

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5.0

A favorite

By kewar

from Virginia

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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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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          • No

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          5.0

          Fresco a delight to knit with

          By susan

          from Hudson, Ma

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

          I would use Fresco again to knit hats and scarves with. I love knitting with it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Lovely yarn

          By Yarn addict

          from NC

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Fresco:

            Can't wait to use this to finish up my shawl.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Quick, easy service. I got what I needed to finish a project where I inadvertantly ran short on yarn. A lifesaver.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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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