Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 380 – Eyelet Arch Hat

I think I've mentioned that I don't wear hats very often. I wish I was better suited to them, because this week's hat pattern is a beaut! I love the way the lace pattern is structured, and the way the decreases create such a lovely design on the crown. Susan did a great job of piecing together all the essential parts into a lovely hat.

I'm a big fan of the yarn too; Fresco comes in so many colors, and is a great hat yarn – lightweight but very warm. What a great combination!

Betsy Perry


(file size: 664 KB; updated February 5, 2015 to include chart and size L decrease correction)

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 thatís warm, soft, and slightly fuzzy.

More knits in Fresco

Fresco’s sport weight makes it a good transition yarn. Its lightweight fabric is the perfect solution for end-of-winter knitting. You’ll still need to stay warm (in the northern hemisphere), but when you are tired of bulky hats, scarves and sweaters, Fresco pieces are just the thing.

Click the images above to learn more about where to find the designs.

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