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Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy

Hemp is an incredible plant fiber that is valued for its strength and durability. It won’t wear out - instead, it will wear in - getting better with age. It will retain color better than any other fiber, including cotton, due to its porous nature which also allows the fiber to breathe. Blended with cotton and modal, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy is a slightly textured yarn that is a WEBS favorite. Made in Italy.

 

Content:
40% Hemp/40% Cotton/20% Modal
Care:
Machine Wash Warm, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/153yd
Gauge:
5.5-5.75 sts = 1” on US 4
Knitting Weight:
DK
$7.95 ball Discountable
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Elsebeth LavoldHempathy
 
4.4

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (53)
  • Nice texture (53)
  • Dyed evenly (39)
  • Machine washable (27)
  • Soft (26)

Cons

  • Unravels (7)
  • Twists up (6)
  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (42)
  • Scarves (20)
  • Hats (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Artist (14), Collector (4), Knitter (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (66)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for drapey summer sweaters/tunics

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting...Read complete review

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting drape is hard to beat. Only con would be repeated knots per skein. Didn't experience that in every skein, but the last four of the 16 skeins purchased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK yarn, but pass next time

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really...Read complete review

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really hard time when end piece of the yarn "escaped" the skein, and I ended up with very tangled yarn. I had to cut the yarn since I was not successful untangling it. I won't be buying this yarn anymore, and will go for 100% linen yarn next time - it just feels much better in the finished product.

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4.0

Good Buy

By Bep

from Halifax

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    Good product, pretty quick delivery.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great yarn for children's warm weather clothes

    By crambie

    from Connecticut

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children's Warm Weather C
      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      Hard wearing, similar to linen
      Great for children's clothing
      Would like more color choices-softer colors

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A great Natral yarn

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      By The Yarn Lady

      from Tacoma WA

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      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      I have used a great deal of Hempathy. It has great weight and drapes nicely.

      I use it for light-weight scarves and summer tops, tanks and tees. Work great for shaped hems as it drapes so well

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great colors

      By Kats

      from Arizona

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        I have never been disappointed with Webs service or products.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love Yarn So much, Bought it Twice

        By Brescn

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          I made a light sweater out of it and I am very pleased with it. Love the color and the feel.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good quality yarn, slightly splitty

          By stringthing

          from Lexington, KY

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Splitty

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          This is a great yarn, it is neither coarse or harsh, the frequent pitfalls of linen and hemp yarns. It doesn't go fuzzy when frogged and unlike most non-wool yarns it doesn't hurt my hands to knit this. The one issue I've had is that the yarn is a tad bit splitty, but this is minor and is a side effect of a soft yarn.

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          • No

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          3.0

          time will tell

          By little allie

          from wisconsin

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly

          Cons

          • Unravels

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

            Yarn pattern requested, would probably use a different yarn if pattern done again

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this yarn!

            By Knitwit 1

            from Charlottesville, VA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters
              • Warm Season Wear

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I knit a summer/fall short-sleeved top that fits like a glove! It drapes well. I have not washed it yet but have been told it softens with washing.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not DK weight!

              By Juls

              from Washington state

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Mis-labeled

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                This yarn is beautiful, but listed as dk weight on the site... It is not DK weight, but lace or fingering weight instead! Otherwise it is strong and beautifully made!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Lovely colors

                By Irene the speed knitter

                from Charlottesville, VA

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                  I have not started my projects yet but look forward to it soon. The product feels quite nice and I love the colors.

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                  • No

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