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Ella Rae Lace Merino

Ella Rae Lace Merino is an incredibly soft machine washable merino in gorgeous dyed colorways. This fingering weight yarn would be great for shawls and other delicate accessories, and would also make cozy socks.  Made in Italy.

Content:
100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/460yd
Gauge:
7.25 sts = 1" on US 4
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$24.95 hank $12.99 hank
  • 133 Acorn, Brown In Stock 5 hanks $12.99
  • 127 Pink, Purple - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $12.99
  • 130 Green Combo - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $12.99
  • 132 Denim Rose - New! In Stock 25 hanks $12.99
  • 134 Purple, Green - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $12.99
  • 137 Grey, Lilac, Grey-green In Stock 50+ hanks $12.99
  • 138 Peach, Pink, Purple In Stock 40 hanks $12.99
  • 155 Silver, Rust, Yellow Green In Stock 1 hank $12.99
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Ella RaeLace Merino
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (6)
  • Soft (6)
  • Nice texture (5)
  • Easy to fix (4)
  • Knits quickly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (4)
    • Socks (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Looks gorgeous, wears well.

    I made a simple roll-brimmed hat out of the lace merino, using size 1 needles. At least 8 people have commented on how beautiful the hat is! The color of the yarn is...Read complete review

    I made a simple roll-brimmed hat out of the lace merino, using size 1 needles. At least 8 people have commented on how beautiful the hat is! The color of the yarn is so striking that an item of simple stocking stitch will pop. The hat loosens a little with wear, but pulls back to original shape with washing. I have only hand-washed the hat (several times), even though it's supposed to be machine washable, as I haven't wanted to risk ruining it. However, since making it I've acquired a large stash of this yarn, so I'll probably try throwing it into a lingerie bag in a normal wash at some point. Great stitch definition. Like the previous reviewer, I think small needles are a must for socks - no larger than size 1 would be my recommendation.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not that great

    Really not that great for lace knitting...very thin even for lace weight and breaks easily. I had a lot of trouble winding the skein. I started making a lacy shawl with lots...Read complete review

    Really not that great for lace knitting...very thin even for lace weight and breaks easily. I had a lot of trouble winding the skein. I started making a lacy shawl with lots of "holes" and it has not turned out that well so far. I will be frogging it to make a more closely-knit accessory (e.g. hat)instead. Based on the fibre content and lack of strength, I don't think it will work that well as a sock yarn either.

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    5.0

    absolutely love this yarn

    By gillibunny

    from Canada

    About Me Sock Addict

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks

      Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

      Incredibly soft. Would buy this again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Fingering weight lace yarn

      By Stitches

      from Upstate NY

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

        I knitted a long narrow scarf with beaded ends and am nearly finished with a second scarf of the same pattern but a different colorway. Each takes one skein. This is a very even yarn with no thick or thin spots. There was one knot in the first skein and none thus far in the second. Color changes are relatively close together, so there is no "stripe" or pooling effect.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful yarn! Easy to work with.

        By Gina

        from New Albany, Indiana

        About Me Artist, Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Shawls Wraps
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

          This yarn is wonderful to work with, and makes an absolutely beautiful and unique garment.

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          5.0

          Lovely yarn

          By Nadine

          from St. Louis

          Pros

          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

            I made a beautiful sweater calling for a fingering weight and used size six needle. It blocks very well and has gorgeous drape. The skeins are different so I would advise alternating skeins to avoid an obvious color change. I love the feel of this yarn and had no problems winding, no splitting or knots or any issues.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Not one bad thing about it.

            By Dominorip

            from Missouri

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                I made my first shawl with this yarn. It is soft, does not separate, the colors are flattering and do not pool funny. I can't think of anything I did not like about this yarn. I had heard from another knitter that she had been shorted on yardage, but that was not the situation with me. I had plenty of yarn left when done with the project. I would use this yarn again in a heartbeat.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great basic handpaint for socks!

                By kate the gr8

                from jersey city, nj

                About Me Artist, Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Stretches

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Socks

                Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                Smooth yarn. Great colors. and colorfast!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                2.0

                Not that great

                By Appleby

                from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice colours
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                    Really not that great for lace knitting...very thin even for lace weight and breaks easily. I had a lot of trouble winding the skein. I started making a lacy shawl with lots of "holes" and it has not turned out that well so far. I will be frogging it to make a more closely-knit accessory (e.g. hat)instead. Based on the fibre content and lack of strength, I don't think it will work that well as a sock yarn either.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Hanks were a mess

                    By Touchelarose

                    from Durango, CO

                    Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                    The yarn is nice, but...I ordered two hanks and both were a mess and ended up in a big knot when wound.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Looks gorgeous, wears well.

                    By Anonymous

                    from Santa Fe, NM

                    Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                    I made a simple roll-brimmed hat out of the lace merino, using size 1 needles. At least 8 people have commented on how beautiful the hat is! The color of the yarn is so striking that an item of simple stocking stitch will pop. The hat loosens a little with wear, but pulls back to original shape with washing. I have only hand-washed the hat (several times), even though it's supposed to be machine washable, as I haven't wanted to risk ruining it. However, since making it I've acquired a large stash of this yarn, so I'll probably try throwing it into a lingerie bag in a normal wash at some point. Great stitch definition. Like the previous reviewer, I think small needles are a must for socks - no larger than size 1 would be my recommendation.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful

                    By Anonymous

                    from Norton, MA

                    Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                    I've used this yarn for two shawls so far. The colorways are beautiful, the stitches pop, and the yarn, while very thin, is easy to work with and doesn't tangle. I would make a shawl with every color. You would have to use a very small needle (size zero) to make socks though.

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