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 of wool (for warmth and strength), alpaca (for loft and sheen), and a bit of angora (to provide a soft halo), makes a yarn that is 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.
60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora
50g = 164yds
Gauge: 6.5sts = 1" on US 5 (3.75mm) needles
Care: Handwash cold, dry flat
From Norway with Love Hat by Anna & Heidi Pickles (HCW sample uses one skein each in 5303 - Cinder, 5354 - Sweet Lilac, 5321 - Celadon, & 5301 - Parchment)
Beaumont Tam & Beaumont Beanie by Jared Flood (uses 1 skein each in 5301 - Parchment & 5355 - Rumba Red for Tam or 1 skein each in 5377 - Charcoal Black, 5375 - Greystone, 5303 - Cinter, & 5301 - Parchment for Beanie)