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    Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace

    Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace is a luxurious laceweight yarn from Classic Elite. The alpaca provides a lovely softness and halo, while the silk creates a subtle sheen. Create airy and warm lace garments you'll treasure for years. Made in Peru.
     

    Content:
    70% Alpaca/30% Silk
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/460yd
    Gauge:
    8.5 sts = 1" on US 2
    Knitting Weight:
    Lace
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    Classic Elite YarnsSilky Alpaca Lace
     
    4.7

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (19)
    • Nice texture (18)
    • Soft (18)
    • Knits quickly (11)
    • Dyed evenly (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (9)
      • Gloves (5)
      • Sweaters (4)
      • Socks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (15), Parent (6), Artist (4), Collector (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      First-rate lace yarn

      Of all the alpaca lace yarns I've tried, the CE Silky Alpaca lace is one of my favorites--among the best alpaca/silk available. I love the subtle sheen and strength of the...Read complete review

      Of all the alpaca lace yarns I've tried, the CE Silky Alpaca lace is one of my favorites--among the best alpaca/silk available. I love the subtle sheen and strength of the silk .The alpaca is soft without having too much halo so your stitch work really shines. The muted colors are rich-- neither bland nor garish. It's a perfect yarn for lace shawls and scarves!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Love it but It turned my hands blue

      I love the dark blue/green color but it bled onto my hands while I was knitting. I have used Silky Alpaca before in lighter colors and never had this problem. Webs advised me...Read complete review

      I love the dark blue/green color but it bled onto my hands while I was knitting. I have used Silky Alpaca before in lighter colors and never had this problem. Webs advised me to do a vinegar wash on the yarn, but I should not have to do that.. I guess a test swatch is in my future.

      I really do love the loft, weight, feel and sheen of the Silky Alpaca and hope this was just a bad batch. I am not giving up on a product I have enjoyed so much in the past.

      Reviewed by 25 customers

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      5.0

      I <3 this yarn

      By cjr2011

      from toronto,on

      About Me Knitter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful sheen
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Great drape

      Cons

      • Tangles easily

      Best Uses

      • Shawls - Lace

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

      I made a gorgeous shawl with this yarn. Love the way it looks knit up - get compliments every time I wear. I soaked in Eucalan and then blocked - minimal dye leak and never effected the other colors (used 2 colors together in my shawl)

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt but I had to email in to get a notification of shipping as it does not happen with international (Canada) customers.
      Yarn was securely packaged

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      5.0

      Beautiful but too fine for my use

      By Ann

      from Blythewood, SC

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Snags

      Best Uses

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

        It's too fine and too easy to snag for me to crochet with, but I'm sure others would love it.

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        5.0

        Silky Alpaca Lace

        By Shibi-Chan

        from Albuquerque, NM

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

            I am super picky about my wool yarns whether it be Merino, Alpaca, Sheep or Lamb, and was honestly scared that it would turn out to be as coarse as other yarns but it's perfect. I am constantly wanting contact with this yarn.

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            4.0

            beautiful lace weight

            By cgstilley

            from Northern Virginia

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

            I'm using this to make a wedding shawl. I had to frog a good bit as I learned the pattern and the yarn behaved beautifully.

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            5.0

            Great Solid Color for Lace Shawls

            By SMoto

            from CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shawl

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

              I've used this yarn on 3 projects. So I like it a lot for shawls! It doesn't look all that great while knitting, with uneven sts. Be patient and trust your knitting skills. It blooms beautifully after soaking and blocking. It slso holds up well with adding beads.

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              4.0

              Soft and Silky

              By Anywhoohb

              from Myrtle Point, OR

              About Me Advanced beginner

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shawl

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                I liked this yarn a lot, so much I ordered more in a different color. The original yarn I got was Garnet red. It made a very pretty shawl. The two balls I got were a bit fuzzy, and they did shed some as I knit, but not too badly. Didn't have problems with splitting, was really happy with finished product. It was light, but warm, and very nice feeling.

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                5.0

                LOVE THIS LACE YARN! SOFT AS SILK!!

                By Robin

                from New Orleans, Louisiana

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Love Handworked Itsms, Parent, Will Try Any Craft

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Smooth
                • Soft

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Lacework
                • Scarves
                • Shawls
                • Socks

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                I will use this product to knit a lightweight shawl that will work very well in our climate.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery and packaged well.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Silky Alpaca Lace by Classic Elite Yarns

                By jan

                from indiana

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                  love this yarn

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  It's a dream with the right tools!

                  By agbert

                  from Rocklin, CA

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shawls
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                    Love this yarn. I've knitted with it on four (4) projects and love the results!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for machine knitters

                    By Blue Alvarez

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Artist, Designer, Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Machine Knitting

                      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                      I bought this to create a tallis (prayer shawl) for my husband. It's a 24" W x 72" L rectangle, double knit fabric on a Singer mod 280. This yarn works up so beautifully on the machine I bought more in black so I could make a top for myself. Absolutely the nicest fine gauge fabric. I think the silk in it is what makes it that much more superior in the finished product to other alpaca and merino lace weights.

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