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Classic Elite Yarns Giselle

Classic Elite's Giselle is a breathtaking, light, and airy blend of kid mohair, wool, and nylon.  It is extremely versatile and can be used for anything from lacy accessories to beautiful garments that are sure to add a touch of sophistication to your wardrobe. Enjoy special savings on this discontinued yarn! Made in South Africa

 

Content:
64% Kid Mohair/ 25% Wool/ 11% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/230yd
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$10.95 ball $5.79 ball
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Classic Elite YarnsGiselle
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (18)
  • Soft (18)
  • Nice texture (17)
  • Dyed evenly (16)
  • Knits quickly (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (15)
    • Scarves (14)
    • Hats (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Artist (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love it!

    I use this to make mohair photography props for newborns and it looks great.

    I use this to make mohair photography props for newborns and it looks great.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice fast lace

    I use this yarn for lace scarves. I like that it knits up quickly and it is easy to knit with. I use it with size 10 needles. With its long fibers it...Read complete review

    I use this yarn for lace scarves. I like that it knits up quickly and it is easy to knit with. I use it with size 10 needles. With its long fibers it does not unknit well, so make sure you know your pattern before you start with this yarn. The colors are nice and are consistant from skein to skein and within the skein. The only problem I have with the yarn is that the finished product felts quickly with wear.

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    5.0

    love this yarn - knit it with Lopi

    By Bryndís

    from Reykajvík, Iceland

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

      I use one thread of Lopi with the Giselle yarn for children and two threads for adults along with the mohair. It makes a tremendous difference in warmth and softness.
      thanks

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Soft as a cloud

      By Kit

      from Westminster, MD

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

        This mohair makes a soft, light sweater. The color is a white, rather than a natural, or beige color as it appears online. Mohair is for the advanced knitter; you can't rip out your mistakes easily. I made the sweater as a gift and it was well appreciated.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Knits up like a cloud

        By a Knitter

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

          The Giselle wool is very soft, and looks like a cloud when knitted up. As with all mohair yarn, this is difficult to rip out, so you need to know what you're doing.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Beautiful results!

          By Alice

          from Delaware

          About Me Artist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

            The finished products are beautiful. They are appealing to the eye, warm, yet delicate looking.
            It is not easy to knit because of the wight of the yarn.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Wonderful

            By Kim q

            from Lancaster, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • I Did Double Strand

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • "twistin The Night Away"

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

              Using the pattern with this yarn for Christmas 2014!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Love this light and airy yarn!

              By Crafty Chick

              from N. Wilkesboro, NC

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Snags

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

              I used Gizelle to make a scarf. I was amazed at how well it worked up. It is extremely light and airy. It is not very forgivable if you make a mistake and have to frog but otherwise I was very pleased with its performance. It would make a beautiful sweater or vest! I enjoyed it so much I bought more.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              beautiful when knitted

              By Alice

              from Delaware

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

                It knits up beautifully, but it is challenging to knit because of the weight of the yarn. It is worth the effort.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Great discovery, now I love Giselle

                By yogivetliz

                from Hinsdale Ma.

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

                  I had one ball of Giselle in my stash for the longest time--waiting for that perfect pattern-- and then I found it. The Halo Cowl out of a quick knits pattern book. The yarn is a perfect match for this project. Once I cast on I realized I would need a second ball (even though the pattern calls for one ball). I was able to get another with the same dyelot from webs. Because I was already in love with this yarn I ordered several more balls in several more colors. The yarn knits up relatively quickly. You can get stuck on the stray mohair fibers but they knit into the next stitch pretty easily. I would recommend fast needles as I can see how this would have some drag or resistance on something like bamboo. So far no shedding, snagging, undoing or breaking while knitting. My project has not been worn yet. But from trying it on I can tell the visual impression will smashing (great), it is a simple and classic style and it will be so incredibly warm. I am loving this yarn and this project. I might make a few more for gifts.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  So Many Colors to choose

                  By Happy Holly

                  from New Hampshire

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                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Socks
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

                    I used this to make a lacy infinity scarf. It is a nice soft yarn. Gives the scarf a dressy look to it. Toughest part was choosing a color, it comes in so many beautiful colors. Because it is a fine yarn and a fluffy mohair, it was a little slower for me to knit with in the pattern I choose. A design with out a lot of pattern would knit up quicker.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Yarn and very easy to work with

                    By Knitty

                    from Wa state

                    About Me Retired And Love To Knit

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves
                      • Shawl

                      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Giselle:

                      Enjoyed working on this project as a gift to a friend.yarn was on sale so it was a reasonable priced gift with by own handwork

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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