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Shalimar Yarns Breathless

Shalimar Yarns Breathless is so soft and beautiful it will leave you breathless! This blend of superwash merino, cashmere and silk would make exquisite shawls, accessories, and more. The hand dyed colors are gorgeous and not too overpowering for your favorite stitch pattern.

Content:
75% Superwash Merino/15% Cashmere/10%SIlk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
4oz./420yd
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US1-3
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$32.00 each Discountable
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  • GUNMETAL In Stock 1 $32.00
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Shalimar YarnsBreathless
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (28)
  • Nice texture (26)
  • Good weight (18)
  • Dyed evenly (11)
  • Knits quickly (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (21)
  • Hats (9)
  • Sweaters (9)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Collector (4), Artist (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decadently soft and completely addictive

This is the most amazing yarn I have ever used. It flows effortlessly through the fingers. I have made mostly shawls with Breathless and when they're folded they are amazingly cushy and springy! ...Read complete review

This is the most amazing yarn I have ever used. It flows effortlessly through the fingers. I have made mostly shawls with Breathless and when they're folded they are amazingly cushy and springy! Can't wait to knit a pair of socks! Until recently, I was able to buy directly from the dyer. What a treat it was to be able to see and feel this yarn in person! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inconsistent color and twist

There are 12 reviews all giving the yarn 5 stars, but I think that knitters need to be aware of potential problems with the color when using this yarn for any project requiring more...Read complete review

There are 12 reviews all giving the yarn 5 stars, but I think that knitters need to be aware of potential problems with the color when using this yarn for any project requiring more than 2 skeins.
I ordered 4 skeins in Lagoon. The yarn is so amazingly soft with a gorgeous texture, but the color was slightly inconsistent from one skein to another.
I noticed the inconsistency when I wound the first 2 skeins, but I forged ahead because I was on a deadline. I'm not sure if WEBS sent me skeins from different lots or if I was just unlucky. I also allowed the numerous 5 star reviews to blind me to the color problem.
The yarn was for a particularly important project - a shawl for my mother who has breast cancer - so I wanted it to be perfect. Halfway through the first skein the 'lighter' spots were too obvious to ignore, and the twist was also inconsistent with lots of loose sections. I could tell the next skein was going to look very different and I had to frog it. I ended up using 4 skeins of Plucky Knitter Primo fingering for the shawl - perfect!
As for the Breathless, I used 2.5 skeins, alternating, to make a short-sleeved cardigan - so I didn't waste the balls I had already wound and used. That solved the color problem, and I added twist as I went to the loose spots. The cardigan came out beautifully, thank goodness.
The skein/s I have left have more consistent color (few light spots at least) and the twist looks better, but it is unlikely that I will ever buy this yarn again as it added too much work and there are so many more luxury yarns easily available. If you decide to use Breathless for a large project, be prepared to alternate skeins.

Reviewed by 33 customers

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5.0

Georgeous!

By sandip1948

from Edmonton, AB, Canada

About Me Addict

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

    This yarn is luxurious. And I can hardly wait to knit with it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Not as soft as Anzula Squishy

    By Knitoholic

    from Healdsburg,CA

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Lacks Spring

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

      Fiber content is 75% Merino, 15% cashmere and 10% silk. Anzula Squishy is 80% Merino, 10% cashmere 10% nylon. Anzula Squishy feels nicer (softer). However, I did like the color I bought in Citrine. It does not display its color varigation as well as darker colors do, but it's still nice.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Lovely

      By Heydebbi

      from Okatie, S.C.

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

        Knitting a Romi shawl with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Wonderful to work with, but...

        By MaryAnne

        from Cape Cod

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Each skein dyed different
        • Pills Rather A Lot

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

          I cast on for a boxy sweater the night before a three week trip, so didn't look to see that each skein was different ... I loved working with this soft yarn as it slid easily on my needles. Imagine my horror when I saw the back and front looked like totally different hues! But at 185 stitches per side, I plowed on. The finished sweater looked great--except for the color changes...and then I wore it....despite its boxy shape, the sweater began to pill on the wrong side of the front and back--even though it was SO loose there. I am disappointed in this, as I spent every spare minute of this trip knitting--on trains, airplanes, canal boats, at the theatre, waiting in line...six months later, the sweater now pills even on the right side. I notice another review here for this color, Lagoon, where there was also difficulty with the differences in skein hues. Sigh.

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          • No

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          5.0

          breathless by Shalimar Yarns

          By Janice

          from Chevy Chase, MD

          About Me Intermediate knitter, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

          I was following directions for a shawl I found in the "interweave" magazine and used the recommended yarn - the shawl is lovely.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Beautiful yarn!

          By Tiona

          from Kansas City, MO

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

            This is a beautiful yarn. I can't afford to buy this kind of yarn regularly but I needed something special for a gift. It's so soft and the shawl looks even more elegant.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            I bought more yarn and am anxious to use

            By Terry

            from Montrose, Colorado

            About Me Professional Doodler

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

              I made a scarf for my husband for Christmas.
              The pattern really showed up nicely. Its
              really soft and was fun to work with.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Soooo soffffft...

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              By TerriKnitsAnd

              from New Mexico

              About Me Enthusiast, Knitter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lace

                Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                I'm making a lace scarf for a friend. This yarn is so soft and beautiful I will be buying more for other projects.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fabulous Yarn!!

                By Elaine

                from Portland ME

                About Me Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                  Made soft, squishy, very warm cowls. I could bathe in this yarn!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Heavenly!

                  By Elaine

                  from Portland ME

                  About Me Enthusiast

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                    I could knit with only this yarn for the rest of my life! It is gorgeous!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    EXCELLENT SERVICE…. as always!
                    WEBS is my go-to online store.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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