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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
$9.95 hank Discountable
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  • 59 Hazy Blue In Stock 28 hanks $9.95
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  • 143 Lagoon In Stock 9 hanks $9.95
  • 144 Bluegrass In Stock 33 hanks $9.95
  • 145 Tangelo Orange In Stock 35 hanks $9.95
  • 146 Fandango Purple In Stock 3 hanks $9.95
  • 147 Pale Ale In Stock 2 hanks $9.95
  • 148 Mountain Mist Green In Stock 32 hanks $9.95
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (60)
  • Good weight (56)
  • Dyed evenly (44)
  • Soft (35)
  • Knits quickly (22)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)
  • Vegetable matter (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (50)
  • Scarves (43)
  • Hats (18)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (54), Artist (9), Parent (8), Collector (6), Knitter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), 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 74 customers

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4.0

One of my favorites

By knitsewquilt

from Royal City, WA

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good value
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    I'm using this to make a Storm Mountain cardigan.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    LOVE this yarn

    By Suzyshell

    from Saint Michaels , MD

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      I've used this for Branching Out scarf and Summerflies which is a shawlette. Beautiful in both patterns. Ready for another Summerflies

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      • No

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      5.0

      light feel and interesting texture to this yarn

      By gardener Ann

      from Delmar,NY

      About Me Enthusiast, Fiber Spinner And Enthusi

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Colors Have Depth
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Takes Time To Knit With I

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      Lacey scarves,
      berets
      I will try a sweater next

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love this yarn

      By Brescn

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

        I have used this yarn before and I love how it knits up.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I love the colors and texture

        By AZDanetta

        from Arizona

        About Me Enthusiast, Intermediate knitter

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afghans
          • Pillow covers
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

          I have made a neck scarf, baby blanket, and pillow cover so far. I also plan to knit a cardigan. I own many colors and will figure out what to do with my stash as time goes on, but I feel very creative and happy using this yarn.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Only Swatched So Far But SO Impressed

          By Oil Painter

          from Saint Paul, MN

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

            I have seen this yarn around for years but only decided to try it with WEBS' sale and color selection. Why did I wait? I've only swatched a textured three-color pattern and cable with moss stitch but both are excellent. The combination of wool and silk gives this yarn a lovely texture without losing any stitch definition. If you didn't read the yarn label, you'd swear from the knit-up appearance that it was majority raw silk. And it's feel surprised me. I can only wear soft wool blends next to my skin; I'm going to try it with this yarn because it's so non-scratchy. I have ordered three more colors of this yarn and I'm scoping out a couple of others - I may be late to the party but I learn fast. Love this yarn. (The colors in the swatch are 36 Cinnamon, 29 Vibrant Green and 74 Orange. I also have 147 Pale Ale which is almost identical to Cinnamon but with more tweedy speckles.)

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            • No

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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

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              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.

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                • 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!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Yarn

                By MinnesotaE

                from Minnesota

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                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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