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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
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 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 (9)
    • Soft (6)
    • Knits quickly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (9)
      • Hats (7)
      • Scarves (7)
      • Gloves (6)
      • Socks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      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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      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

              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

                Comment on this review

                 
                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

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                  (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

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                      (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!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      It's ok.

                      By jry002

                      from baltimore, MD

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly

                      Cons

                      • Coarse

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about St-Denis Boreale:

                        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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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