Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 257 – School Scarf in Fresco

It's that time of year again, back to school! Today's Web-Letter is the perfect harbinger for the next few weeks: the bane of most children's existence and a welcome respite for many parents. Cathy Caron, inspired by her daughter Lydia attending her alma mater, has designed the perfect scarf for any school wardrobe. It's a simple easy knit with some great little techniques every knitter should incorporate into his or her repertoire.

Fresco is a great choice of yarn. Fresco is a great yarn choice. The combination of wool, alpaca and a bit of angora creates a lightweight, warm pieces with a soft halo. Fresco also has an expansive palette of over 50 colors, so pick your school's colors, your child's school's colors or your favorite organization's colors and grab a pair of needles. Enjoy a little mindless knitting during your much awaited quiet time!


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(file size: 490 KB; published August 28, 2012)

The Yarn

60% Wool • 30% Baby Alpaca • 10% Angora

Fresco is a smooth and even 3-ply sport weight yarn. The plies are twisted together tightly enough to make a firm, springy yarn, but not so tightly that the yarn loses its lofty, soft hand. The fiber blend—wool (for warmth and strength), alpaca (for loft and sheen), and a bit of angora (to provide a soft halo)—makes a yarn that’s warm, soft, and slightly fuzzy.

Fresco is available in an expansive palette, which makes it great for colorwork projects. However, because of the ply, the yarn is also great for textured stitches and lace.

Ready, Set, Knit!

It has become tradition for Betsy to head out twice a year to Northampton, MA to introduce our newest seasonal collection on the outstanding podcast, Ready, Set, Knit. Hosts Kathy and Steve Elkins own and operate WEBS yarn store, and feature designers, yarnies like Betsy, knitters, and other exciting figures in the fiber community every week. If you haven't listened to it, check it out!

Betsy headed out to western Massachusetts last week to record her latest guest appearance, and chatted about all things CEY and Fall 2012. Click on the image or click here to listen to the latest episode of Ready, Set, Knit!

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