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4.6

Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen

Classic Elite Soft Linen is a touchable wonder in a surprisingly soft blend. Linen adds durability and cooling properties, wool adds elasticity, and baby alpaca softens this squishy, multi-ply yarn. Soft Linen is great for spring and summer garments you can wear into the cool evening. Made in Peru.

Content:
30% Baby Alpaca/35% Wool/35% Linen
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/137yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 5-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$9.50 ball Discountable
  • 2249 Tropical Sea In Stock 26 balls $9.50
  • 2229 Purple - New! In Stock 20 balls $9.50
  • 2232 Magenta - New! In Stock 20 balls $9.50
  • 2202 Citrine In Stock 25 balls $9.50
  • 2203 Dove Gray Backordered $9.50
  • 2204 Titian Blue Backordered $9.50
  • 2220 Bay Blue In Stock 6 balls $9.50
  • 2234 Deep Twilight In Stock 22 balls $9.50
  • 2235 Winter Pear In Stock 35 balls $9.50
  • 2236 Antique White In Stock 16 balls $9.50
  • 2238 Buffalo Brown In Stock 2 balls $9.50
  • 2248 Blue Grotto In Stock 24 balls $9.50
  • 2255 Hibiscus In Stock 1 ball $9.50
  • 2256 Lavender In Stock 23 balls $9.50
  • 2257 Kentucky Blue In Stock 23 balls $9.50
  • 2258 Turk Red In Stock 31 balls $9.50
  • 2275 Linen In Stock 36 balls $9.50
  • 2281 New Fern In Stock 19 balls $9.50
  • 2284 Tangerine In Stock 21 balls $9.50
  • 2289 Botticelli Pink In Stock 31 balls $9.50
  • 2292 Lupine In Stock 23 balls $9.50
  • 2227 Deep Red In Stock 25 balls $9.50
  • 2252 Eggplant In Stock 8 balls $9.50
  • 2271 Rose In Stock 31 balls $9.50
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Classic Elite YarnsSoft Linen
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (11)
  • Nice texture (11)
  • Soft (11)
  • Dyed evenly (8)
  • Easy to fix (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (9)
    • Scarves (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    A lovely soft, light yarn

    By RayKay

    from Winston-Salem NC

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

      This is a lovely yarn for lightweight sweaters for spring and fall. It works up beautifully and is soft with a halo.

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      5.0

      Will use this yarn many times

      By Karin

      from Florence, Kentucky

      About Me Artist, Designer, Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Pliable
      • Rewarding
      • Soft
      • True To Description

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Shawls
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

        Used smaller than recommended needles to achieve greater density.

        Triangular shawl to be a gift

        Will design and knit other shawls/scarves using Soft Linen in various colors

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        5.0

        'Touchable Wonder' - perfect description

        By Pi

        from Gloucester, MA

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Delightful to work with
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Excellent Stitch Definiti
          • Vest

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

          I am using this yarn for a vest with a variety of stitches in the pattern. The yarn gives good stitch definition to the solid parts of the pattern, and is lovely in the lacey parts.

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          4.0

          A little scratchy.

          By WindingRoad

          from Maine

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          Pros

          • Not Soft
          • Scratchy

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters W Thick Blouse

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

          I am trying to make a short sleeved sweater. This yarn is scratchy with some kind of fibers in it. I know it's linen. I just didn't know it would be so scratchy. Maybe when it's washed it will be ok.

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          5.0

          Beautiful yarn,nice drape,color soft

          By fsu93

          from nashville, tn

          About Me Beginner Plus Knitter

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

              Perfect yarn good price

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              • No

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              3.0

              Descent

              By Klbalibrera

              from Huntington Indiana

              About Me Artist, Novice, Parent

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Snags
              • Stretches

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

              This is a pretty descent wool and linen blend. It stretches just a bit to much for my taste. I have basically given up on linen and any blends of linen because of the stretch. This particular yarn was also a bit difficult to fix when you have to frog.its plus side is it is surprisingly soft having some linen in it.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Humble halo with a lovely drape

              By Janet

              from Monkton, Vermont

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                Wow - love the results I got with this yarn. I knitted the Porto sweater from Twist Collective in new fern (color 2281). It has a nice even twist, evenly dyed, no knots in the 10 or so balls I used, and makes a sturdy spit splice. I used a gentle (no pins) wet block to get the seed stitch edging to lay flat. The fiber content is perfect for a dk yarn, producing a cool weather weight garment with a little warmth and tremendous drape. I think the stray filaments of linen in the halo ad charm, but some folks may not like them.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Planning to make more with this yarn

                By Knitalong Sue

                from Ohio

                About Me Experienced knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to work with
                • Great Stitch Definition
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Loose Fibers From Linen

                Best Uses

                • Shawls
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                This yarn was purchased with the Classic Elite Meadow Melody pattern pamphlet to make the Daisy cardigan pictured. I was a little unsure of how it would knit up---although soft, the yarn had a somewhat rope-like look to it in the ball (may have been the color I chose, but there were little bits of fiber from the linen sticking out that contributed to this). I am now about half-way through the sweater, and I am loving this yarn. It has a very nice hand, with a soft but very slightly crunchy texture, and it gives great stitch definition. Now I am eyeing the pullover from the same pamphlet and trying to decide what color of Soft Linen I want to make it in.

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                5.0

                Just like its name Soft

                By Naturally yours

                from Tampa Bay, FL

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                  This yarn is very nice to work with. It is easy to fix if you have to frog. Does not tangle while working. Texture is soft. Using for a shawl and the colors are nice and blend well together. I have been very happy so far in working with it. Look forward to seeing how it is after blocking and wearing. So far I couldn't me happier with it. I love natural blends.

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                  4.0

                  pride & prejudice

                  By Kitty

                  from Superior, CO

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly

                  Cons

                  • Coarse

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                  Found a sweater pattern in "Jane Austin" magazine that I liked. I used this particular yarn to do a variation of the sweater and turn it into a cardigan. I like it.

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