60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora
6½ sts/inch on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
50 grams; approx 164 yards
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 thatԳ 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.