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Louet Gems Fingering

Looking for a solid color, machine washable sock yarn? Look no further than Louet Gems Fingering. This super-soft, plied yarn is perfect for socks with intricate stitch detail. Your stitch patterns will pop and your socks will be comfortable and easy care. Louet Gems Fingering is a great choice available in a wide variety of colors. Most sock patterns will take at least two skeins, so be sure to check your pattern for yardage requirements. Made in South Africa.

 

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
50g/185 yd
Gauge:
6.5-7.5 sts = 1" on US 2-3
Knitting Weight:
Sock
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LouetGems Fingering
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (21)
  • Dyed evenly (20)
  • Soft (19)
  • Good weight (18)
  • Machine washable (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Socks (14)
  • Scarves (12)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Sweaters (8)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (12), Artist (4), Collector (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice quality yarn and quick shipping

I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock...Read complete review

I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock (size 7 shoe) uses 1.5 skeins of yarn , a mans sock(size 10 shoe) uses 2 skeins. This yarn size with a size 0 needle produces a sock that can be worn inside your shoes without making the shoe too tight. My 2 boys are Eagle Scouts and wear these on winter camping trips, they say that my hand knit wool socks are warmer than the ones bought at the camping and sporting goods store. I wash the socks in cold water in my front load machine and I air dry them. I also sent some of this wool to my sister in-law who lives in Russia- north of Moscow- and she loves it for socks. I think the price is fair, my local knitting store only carries fingering superwash that is $15 a skein and that is too pricey for me to use 2 skeins in each pair of socks.Webs Shipped put my order quickly at a reasonable rate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Flawed

Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this...Read complete review

Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this yarn again. Furthermore, it is not soft, as advertised. The colors are good, stitch definition is good, it's dyed evenly, and it's machine washable. All those things should make it a desirable sock yarn, but having to piece more than expected is a very bad deal in my book.

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4.0

very good

By Nan from boynton

from bonton beach, florida

About Me Novice

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

    The gauge for this yarn is variable. It is rated as fingering but I am doing reasonably well on 6. It is less than sport weight but more than Madeline Tosh fingering weight. I am enjoying the yarn very much but it has some flaws that a better knitter might find troublesome. There are some breaks in the skeins that are inadequately felted together. I choose to accept the breaks and make new balls when I find the flaw. Occationally there will be frayed or felted lumps and the yarn has lint attachments on a regular basis. I like the colors. I am a redhead and primary colors are too harsh and baby colors are not interesting to me. The colors are not vibrant but they are servicable for a color choice needing a yellow undertone or fall emphasis.

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fabulous!

    By SandraJacqueline

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Artist

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

        I made a baby blanket / shawl with this yarn. The yarn is soft and lovely! Just Gorgeous! The weight is perfect. I wove a blanket / shawl roughly 54 x 54 which made a nice size baby blanket and when folded in a triangle it is a perfect shawl. It worked really well as both warp and weft. I also wove it double cloth and it performed wonderfully! No sticking or felting as I wove! I would recommend this yarn!

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Super yarn for knitted shawls!

        By Cable Girl TX

        from New Braunfels, TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easy To Fix
        • Excellent Color Choices
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shawls

          Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

          This yarn is perfect for knitted shawls. It has a nice "hand" and holds up extremely well to intense wet-blocking. Detailed stitches really POP when I knit with Gems Fingering.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lovely yarn!

          By Sharon

          from Ferndale, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

            I used this yarn to make the Sixes and Threes Cowl on Very Pink. The colors are beautiful, and I ordered more yarn to make another one with different colors.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My favourite fingering yarn

            By Canknitter

            from Ontario, canada

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Need More Colours In This

            Best Uses

            • Baby Sweatets
            • Baby things
            • Fair Isle
            • Socks

            Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

            I love this yarn so much I have decided to make myself a sweater - no small feat in such a fine yarn . But it is a delight to knit.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I was impressed with the quick and careful service. I ordered a colour and an amount that could not be filled with one dye lot. The supplier made sure that was acceptable to me before sending the order.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Anthony the candleman

            from New York, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

              Colors are gorgeous!!

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              lovely color and feel

              By Lisa

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Artist, Poet

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Will Order Again

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Knitting A Crazy Quilt
                • Socks

                Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                It is so nice to have fast delivery!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Flawed

                By Ann the knitter

                from Albion, MI

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Machine Washable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                  Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this yarn again. Furthermore, it is not soft, as advertised. The colors are good, stitch definition is good, it's dyed evenly, and it's machine washable. All those things should make it a desirable sock yarn, but having to piece more than expected is a very bad deal in my book.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice yarn

                  By kittenknit

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Socks

                    Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                    I was hoping for a good yellow from Louet, and saw they are making Goldenrod. Ick! Not a nice shade...beware. Otherwise the new colors are nice.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    My favorite fingering weight yarn, but .

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                    By Stitches

                    from Upstate NY

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Baby blankets
                      • Baby Clothes
                      • Children's Sweaters Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Socks

                      Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                      This is my favorite solid color fingering weight yarn, but currently I am using it to knit black socks and am far from pleased with the results. The yarn seems very flimsy, and I doubt that the socks will wear at all well. I am using size 1 needles, and I can see light through the stockinette stitches on the sole. Much too late to switch to size 0 needles! I have had no such problem with any other color, so I recommend this yarn without reservation for any color but black.

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                      • No

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