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St-Denis Boreale

St. Denis Boreale is the 2 ply fingering weight version of the popular Nordique. This crisp, 100% wool, like its heavier cousin, is surprisingly soft and not scratchy. Boreale is perfect for lace and more! Think fantastic, light and drapey sweaters or a lovely stole. Made in USA

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/225yd
Gauge:
7 sts = 1" on US 2
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$7.50 ball $3.69 ball
SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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St-DenisBoreale
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dyed evenly (11)
  • Nice texture (11)
  • Good weight (10)
  • Soft (6)
  • Hides mistakes (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (10)
  • Hats (8)
  • Scarves (7)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Soft, great stitch definition, terrific palate

If you liked Nordique, you'll love Boreale: same terrific all-American wool, tight-twist yarn; same amazing stitch definition; same amazing palette of colors that work beautifully together or by themselves... just in...Read complete review

If you liked Nordique, you'll love Boreale: same terrific all-American wool, tight-twist yarn; same amazing stitch definition; same amazing palette of colors that work beautifully together or by themselves... just in a lighter (fingering) weight.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's ok.

I got this yarn because of the price and the high rating on WEBS and ravelry, I was pretty disappointed by the scratchiness of the yarn. I wouldn't recommend this anyone, unless you...Read complete review

I got this yarn because of the price and the high rating on WEBS and ravelry, I was pretty disappointed by the scratchiness of the yarn. I wouldn't recommend this anyone, unless you don't need it to be soft. Then it's fine and there's a decent amount of yardage.

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4.0

Good yarn

By Linda

from San Francisco

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Lace
    • Stranded
    • Sweaters

    Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

    The yarn was fine - evenly, no knots or problems. Not the softest I've ever felt, but not the scratchiest. I'd probably use it again but wouldn't necessarily run a mile for it.

    Used to to make a sweater with a lace panel, worked great for that.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Amazing Customer Service!

    By Ann Rose

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Shawls Lace Scarves

      Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

      This is a fingering weight yarn, which is great for lacy shawls, lightweight scarves, and colorwork. The "Blossom" colorway is the perfect shade of pink for my tastes, and I plan to knit up my balls of this yarn into many lacy shawls. Very good yardage for the price as well. Very sad it has been discontinued.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Super Yarn

      By Rustyd

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

        So very sad this yarn is discontiuned. I would order more if the only color left wasn't orange.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful all-purpose wool

        By nerdyblonde

        from Princeton, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

            I love this yarn, I wish it weren't being discontinued! It's not merino-soft, but still comfortable for next-to-skin wear, and I love the sturdy texture. The only con I've experienced is the way it's wound- the balls look nice, but it's often very hard to find the center!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice

            By BC

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Enthusiast, Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

              I made coasters with this yarn. Great colors! Felt nice to work with.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              So far so good

              By Garden gal

              from Indiana

              About Me Adventurer, Colorwork, Experienced

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Color Range
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Can't Get A Center Pull

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Shawls
              • Sweaters

              Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

              Pleasant in a nice wooly way. I am only two balls into the large amount I purchased but all is good so far.

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Boreale by St-Denis

              By Classy Lady

              from New Mexico NM

              About Me Artist, Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Sweaters

                Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

                I am knitting a fitted cardigan with twisted rib shapings. I like the challenge of knitting with thin yarn occasionally.

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                a classic

                By Rknitter

                from Montana

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

                  I made a sweater for my son and a Christmas stocking with this yarn. It is such a lovely yarn. It's the kind of yarn you make something that will last decades.

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  sad to see it go- but love the price

                  By knittily

                  from fort wayne in

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Socks
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

                    Love this yarn. I love knitting with wool that feels like wool. Softens a lot over time when washed in quality wool washes. I am tempted to hoard this yarn... the colors are interesting- bold or subtle. not many inbetweens.

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                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Boreale

                    By grub the knitter

                    from Vernal, UT

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Twists Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Socks

                    Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

                    I bought this to make a specific pattern, but it was too tightly twisted and bouncy for that particular pattern. I used it in a different pattern, and the scarf I made is gorgeous, drapes beautifully, and is a vibrant color!

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                    • Yes

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