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4.4

Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

We can't keep our hands off this wonderfully soft silk/wool blend! Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool has a fabulous nubbly texture and deep, beautiful colors. This DK weight yarn makes great warm but light garments, accessories, and afghans. Made in Italy.

Content:
45% Wool/35% Silk/20% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/191yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (54)
  • Good weight (50)
  • Dyed evenly (40)
  • Soft (30)
  • Knits quickly (21)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)
  • Vegetable matter (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (45)
  • Scarves (37)
  • Hats (16)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (48), Artist (8), Parent (8), Collector (6), Knitter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't get enough of this yarn

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely...Read complete review

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely love my finished sweater. It's lightweight but nice and warm and it layers well over blouses and tops. I was afraid I didn't have enough yarn to make the sleeves as long as I wanted, but found it easy to stretch them out during blocking. I was so impressed that I bought more in two different colors to make more sweaters. Can't wait to get started on them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works up like Fingering

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it...Read complete review

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it up. It's very lightweight, with a loose twist, so it knits up more as a fingering. This yarn would be ideal for a floaty, lacy scarf, but I wouldn't recommend it for a cozy sweater. That said, it's pretty, has a good hand, and the texture is just the teeniest bit pebbly. It knits up very evenly.

Reviewed by 68 customers

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5.0

Silky wool

By Susie

from Blaine, MN

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Socks

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    I am thrilled to have found this yarn. I needed it for the Norwegian sock in Elsebeth's Viking Knits. I used a comparable yarn for my first pair, but there is no comparison. When at my sister's in Green Bay last week, we placed another order together and saved postage. The colors are yummy!!! Keep knitting.

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    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Wonderful yarn

    By Richmond Lady

    from Glen Allen, VA

    About Me Avid knitter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      Love this yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      one of my favorites!

      By none

      from cooperstown, ny

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Lovely colors
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      I recommend it highly.

      Service and delivery comments:

      service and delivery great!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great Yarn

      By MinnesotaE

      from Minnesota

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

        I love love love this yarn. It was an easy pick for a lighter weight sweater as a friend had used it before and I loved how it worked for her. On her recommendation I purchased it and whole heartedly agree. Friend says it washes and holds it shape extremely well.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Knits up beautifully

        By Happy Knitter

        from Southwest

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

          This is beautiful yarn. I bought it in several colors to make shawls for gifts. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was the fact that several skeins had yarn pieced and tied together. I hate it when yarn companies piece their skeins. This causes yardage loss and should not be at the customers expense.

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          • No

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          4.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Jen who knits alot.

          from Vermont

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

            This yarn is perfect for lightweight, yet warm, sweaters for cool summer nights.

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            • No

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Can't get enough of this yarn

            By Aussie lover

            from New Hampshire

            About Me Bit Of A Fanatic Knitter, Slightly Fanatical Knitte

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely love my finished sweater. It's lightweight but nice and warm and it layers well over blouses and tops. I was afraid I didn't have enough yarn to make the sleeves as long as I wanted, but found it easy to stretch them out during blocking. I was so impressed that I bought more in two different colors to make more sweaters. Can't wait to get started on them.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Nice yarn

              By CWW

              from Texas

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                This will make a very nice, lightweight sweater. This time the color was a little lighter and bluer than I expected.

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                • No

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                5.0

                a pleasure to knit

                By GLouise39

                from northern MN

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  I am knitting an openwork sweater...shortsleeved, so wondering if it will be too warm for summer..might make it long sleeved

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  One of my Go To Favorites

                  By Jemije

                  from Chicagoland

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                    I have used Silky Wool many times and never been disappointed. It has a soft, tweedy effect but at a good price point. It is soft for next to the skin wear and comes in muted colors I like. Because of the silk, it would not be a good choice for a highly structured jacket or cardigan, IMO, but I did make a lace cardi this winter that turned out beautifully in grey, and completed a multicolor circular tube scarf with leftovers from that and other projects using Silky Wool. It does bleed some in the wash. Some people use vinegar, but I just plan on several lukewarm rinses and that solves the problem. The wash evens stitches nicely. It's a well behaved yarn. For the price/yardage, I highly recommend

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                    • No

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