Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 311 – Fresco Cabled Cowl

This week’s pattern from designer Lynn Salmonsen is easily customizable: Choose either the slouchy or more fitted circumference and work until your cowl is as tall as you would like for the perfect fit. A great learning project for novice knitters, you can learn (or practice) cabling, working in the round, and knitting with two strands of yarn held together. The only time you’ll need to purl is a few rounds at each Garter stitch edge.

Susan Mills


(file size: 510 KB; published October 1, 2013)

The Yarn

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

Fresco is a smooth and even 3-ply, sport weight yarn that has been a member of the CEY family of yarns for a number of years. We have plenty of great things to say about it, but thought you might enjoy hearing praise from someone else. Clara Parkes, the writer behind Knitter's Review, had this to say:

This yarn is like a good rollerball pen. It's widely available, doesn't cost a fortune, feels great in your hands, and flatters your handwriting no matter what you write. In yarnspeak, this means Fresco is affordable, available, and willing to accommodate pretty much anything your needles may want to try.

Click here to read the rest of Clara's review.

Alpine Forest - a book of accessories knit in Fresco

Fresco has not only a huge palette of colors, but also heaps of new patterns. Around Town, brand new this fall, is a collection of four designs in Fresco from our in-house design team. Also new is Alpine Forest, shown below, a collection of accessories knit in Fresco, each designed by Amy Loberg.

Alpine Forest includes hats, mittens, shawls and other accessories. The collection showcases Fresco's versatility with cables, colorwork and lace. Click the image above to learn more and look for the Alpine Forest pattern booklet at your LYS or purchase the patterns individually online.

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