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Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint

Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint has beautiful self striping colors on a soft and smooth alpaca/silk blend. This stunning lace weight is perfect for breathtakingly colorful lace shawls, scarves, and more! Made in Peru.

Content:
70% Baby Alpaca/30% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/460yd
Gauge:
8.5 sts = 1" on US 2
Knitting Weight:
Lace
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Classic Elite YarnsSilky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (12)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Soft (11)
  • Dyed evenly (9)
  • Knits quickly (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (11)
    • Shawls (3)
    • Sweaters (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (12), Artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Beautiful soft yarn

    By RAH

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Enthusiast, Experienced knitter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful colors
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Excellent Yardage
    • Good "carry Along"
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Add Or Strengthen Color
      • Felting
      • Scarves

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

      I have used this yarn in several projects (hats, scarves, a sweater vest, others). Normally I use it together with another yarn (or even 2 other lace weight yarns) to emphasize a color in a varigated yarn or add dimension to a solid color yarn, but I have used a single strand of this yarn to make stripes alternated with stripes of a kid mohair/silk blend lace-weight to make a lightly felted shawl - so elegant and beautiful. This yarn is a joy to work with, very soft and warm with no itch, but is too fine for most projects, so works best as a carry along strand. I've never had a problem with knots or thin spots or any of the issues that are sometimes a problem. It is a very high quality yarn, and worth the price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      knits up like a dream

      By Lulemayjune

      from Phoenix, AZ

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color Progress9
      • Beautiful Color Progressi
      • Drapes Perfectly
      • Next To Skin Soft
      • Skein Feeds Smoothly
      • Skein Feeds Smoothly For

      Cons

      • Catches On Dry Cuticles

      Best Uses

      • Camisoles
      • Scarves
      • Shawls
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

      I bought this to make a sweater for my daughter for Christmas. I like it so well I plan to buy more to make myself a scarf.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I paid for expedited shipping, however received it only 1 day earlier than my previous order with standard shipping. Overall I am very happy with Webs and will continue to order from them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Delight to work with

      By Cedar's Mom

      from Crested Butte, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

        Really enjoy working with this yarn, colors flow smoothly and knits beautiful. Can't wait to get back to my shawl project.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I have purchased this product many times

        By Sue

        from Honolulu, HI and Mission Viejo, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

          I have made many scarves with this yarn and now I am making shawls. After blocking, this yarn is incredibly soft.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Wonder for Scarves

          By Sue

          from Honolulu, HI and Mission Viejo, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

            This yarn comes in a variety of beautiful colors. I have used it to make scarves and, after blocking, they have turned out beautifully.
            I have a pattern for a stole in the Silky Alpaca Lace and can't wait to start it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            "A joy to use"

            By witty knitter

            from Australia

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

              Used for shawls, scarves and hats.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfection in yarn

              By batcityfog

              from Brisbane,CA

              About Me Old Grandma

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

                Hard to argue with "perfect" ... This yarn has it, knits up beautifully, doesn't itch, looks fantastic.... I made shawls with it... Only 460 yards to a skein so buy enough, tho I reordered it and the match was seamless...

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                • No

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                5.0

                baby alpaca silk lace weight

                By jajpegasus

                from salmon, idaho

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

                    Drapes very well. Feels wonderful. The variegated color is beautiful maroon to rust-like.
                    Friends love the color and think the shawl is beautiful even before finished.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Lovey Alpaca

                    By BjKnitter

                    from Parker, Colorado

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

                      Bought this to make The "Fan Sweater" in the Japanese Knitting book.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very fine but also beautiful

                      By moxiemje

                      from Western New York

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Colors are beautiful
                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Nice Texture

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

                          I am using this yarn to make a flame stitch lace scarf on size 6 needles as the pattern calls for. Maybe it's only because I have little experience with yarn this fine that it has been a bit difficult for me. But I shall persevere as the yarn shows the pattern beautifully and the colors are stunning. If you are already a lace master, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it highly. For fairly new to lace, it's gong to take some effort but it's worth it.

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