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    Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland

    The latest addition to Classic Elite’s Verde Collection, Woodland contains nettles, which is a fiber similar to flax or hemp, but more environmentally friendly as it can be grown in any soil condition and requires minimal use of chemicals. Combined with wool, the two fibers take color differently, creating a stunning effect.  Made in Italy.

    Content:
    65% Wool/ 35% Nettle
    Care:
    Hand Wash, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/131yd
    Gauge:
    5-5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
    Knitting Weight:
    DK
    $6.95 ball $3.59 ball
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    Classic Elite YarnsVerde Collection Woodland
     
    3.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (10)
    • Good weight (9)
    • Soft (9)
    • Dyed evenly (8)
    • Knits quickly (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (10)
      • Hats (8)
      • Sweaters (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (11), Artist (4), Parent (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fabulous!

      Knitted up a triangle shawl in the ash color, which is gorgeous. A pleasure to work with. Feels great. Loved the way to two fibers took the dye differently to make a sort...Read complete review

      Knitted up a triangle shawl in the ash color, which is gorgeous. A pleasure to work with. Feels great. Loved the way to two fibers took the dye differently to make a sort of tweed effect. Very enthusiastic about using such an earth friendly material!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Hard to work with

      I made a sweater with this yarn and regretted the choice pretty quickly. I've never had such trouble casting on, with the yarn constantly twisting. In the end, I casted on with much...Read complete review

      I made a sweater with this yarn and regretted the choice pretty quickly. I've never had such trouble casting on, with the yarn constantly twisting. In the end, I casted on with much larger needles and pulled the yarn very tight. The sweater came out with a rustic look, since every stitch that isn't exactly like the others looks really obvious, and there were a few spots where the yarn got thicker or thinner. I also find it pretty itchy on my skin, so will have to wear something under the pullover sweater.

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      4.0

      Great yarn!

      By Maine Mimi

      from Maine

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Feels wonderful
      • Knits nicely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

        I bought enough for one scarf and was so pleased with it that I bought enough for another scarf and a sweater.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Not so awesome

        By Anon

        from Georgia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

            I was excited to try this product with nettles. The color looked like it would be a nice shade for the shawl I am making with leaves at the bottom. Unfortunately, the actual color is very bad for my skin tone and will have to be gifted to someone else. I think that the wool and the nettles take the dye differently creating a cool effect that is just looking ugly to me with this brown color, but it is actually a good idea. The yarn is super scratchy. I'm hoping that it will get better with washing. It seems to be getting somewhat softer from being carried around in the knitting bag.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Beautiful!

            By Cara

            from WV

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

              Beautiful yarn with a nice sheen and softness. Gorgeous colours.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Great service and good support for a colour exchange when the product was out of stock.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Lovely

              By Maine Mimi

              from Maine

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

                This knits up beautifully. It's much softer than I thought it would be so will make a scarf to match the hat. I'm on skein four and have only found one knot that needed to be cut out.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good for early winter

                By Lily Chen

                from north OK

                About Me Artist, Collector, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean Line
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Best For Winter Clothes
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

                  easy to show color match.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  3.0

                  What I expected.

                  By HRHKathleen

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

                        This product is a combination of wool and nettles and has an interesting texture. It has some spring, like normal wool, but the nettles take to the dye differently. This isn't a soft yarn but it's not overly scratchy. I purchased this wool for a specific project which called for it and while it knits up well correcting mistakes is a bit irksome because it felts up a bit when ripping back.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Ready for harry potter sweater

                        By mgit

                        from Maine

                        About Me Novice, Retired

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Does Not Ball Up With Use
                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Good Weight
                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

                          I love working with this yarn. the look of the knit especially using the new kollage circular needles is spectacular. I have it in another color as well!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Nice

                          By Barbara

                          from Lexington,SC

                          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Has Thin Areas

                          Best Uses

                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

                          I am knitting the Owl Cardigan from The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits magazine. So far the only problems have been areas of inconsistent thickness and some splitting. Otherwise I am enjoying knitting with this yarn. The sweater is looking beautiful and my daughter is looking forward to wearing it in the fall.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          inconsistent twisting

                          By pickadilly

                          from South Bend, IN

                          Pros

                          • Knits Quickly

                          Cons

                          • Twists Up
                          • Unravels

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

                            Overall, I like the color and the weight. My main complaint is that the yarn twist is inconsistent. Some of it is wound too tight, and other parts are wound too loose - so the yarn fluctuates between being too thick and then being too thin. I'm constantly twisting the yarn manually as I knit in an effort to keep the yarn at a consistent thickness.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Woodland is beautiful!

                            By Knitting mama Miriam

                            from Seattle

                            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Dyed Evenly
                            • Good Weight
                            • Knits Quickly
                            • Nice stitch definition
                            • Nice Texture
                            • Silky
                            • Smooth
                            • Soft

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Rip Back
                            • Snags

                            Best Uses

                            • Hats
                            • Scarves
                            • Sweaters

                            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland:

                            I really love this yarn and it's knitting up beautifully. It has great stitch definition and is silky smooth from the lovely mixture of nettles and wool. But it also has a light halo! I'm making Ginny's Cardigan by Mari Chiba and it's awesome! I would caution that if you're a beginner, take care. Ripping out could be hard and the yarn is splitty if you have a tight guage.

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