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Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk

Classic Elite Classic Silk is a popular blend of raw silk and cotton. The great texture of this yarn, paired with the beautiful colors makes Classic Elite Classic Silk a great choice for warm weather projects.  Made in Italy.

Content:
50% Cotton/30% Silk/20% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/135yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$8.95 ball Discountable
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Classic Elite YarnsClassic Silk
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (20)
  • Nice texture (20)
  • Good weight (15)
  • Soft (13)
  • Dyed evenly (12)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (15)
  • Scarves (12)
  • Hats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (20), Artist (5), Parent (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A perfect spring/summer yarn!

This is the first time I have used Classic Silk and I am in love. It is not soft like alpaca or a fine merino but it drapes so beautifully I can forgive it. ...Read complete review

This is the first time I have used Classic Silk and I am in love. It is not soft like alpaca or a fine merino but it drapes so beautifully I can forgive it. I also love the slight nubbiness of the yarn - the texture is very appealing. It does stretch a little and I am glad it did because I needed it to block out longer. I am very pleased with this product and will use it again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Classic Silk isn't silky enough

Used for baby booties, bootees. Purchased on sale. Found to be lack luster and coarse. Should have read the "raw silk and cotton" content more carefully, was like working with...Read complete review

Used for baby booties, bootees. Purchased on sale. Found to be lack luster and coarse. Should have read the "raw silk and cotton" content more carefully, was like working with kitchen twine. Classic Elite name is deceiving, at least to me.

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4.0

Greatyarn to work with!

By Ruth

from Wells, Maine

About Me Avid Knitter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Fix

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sleeveless Summer Top

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

    I am using this yarn for a summer weight sleeveless top. I'm not quite finished, but I love how it makes up, and I am using a slip stitch design.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    A lovely Spring through Fall yarn!

    By Wndrunner

    from Fenton, Michigan

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

      This is a versatile gauge 20 stitches by 28 rows on US 5 which knits up beautifully. The cotton silk blend fabric has great drape yet also holds its shape. I knit the "Badia" vest by Berocco with cables Nd lace which showed off beautifully. I also knit an attractive lace cowl and have plans for a "Beauty Cardigan" and "Longsham" top with this yarn. The colors are rich in a wide range of shades.

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      • No

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      1.0

      OK for Kitchen Accessories

      By KatrinkaKnits

      from Salt Lake City

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

      • Misleading Name For Yarn
      • Stretches

      Best Uses

      • Dish Cloths

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

      I ordered this yarn in April or May in Cool Cranberry, but changed my color choice to Red Grape in late July, because it was on backorder -& still is. With the silk content, I thought it would be a perfect yarn for a top I could wear most of the year. It is unevenly dyed -has white spots running through it- & stretched so much when washed & blocked, my shell is unwearable. I tried washing it again & putting it into the dryer & it grew across even more & ruined the finished bottom. Every stitch I fixed (changed from knit to purl or vice versa) is obvious, because it stretches so much.

      I have three unused skeins I cannot return -the pattern called for ~1,000 yards & it only took 675- so I am stuck with over 400 yards of expensive, poorly dyed dishcloth cotton.

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      • No

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      5.0

      I would but this again.

      By Roz

      from Illinois

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

        Really nice and liked the weight.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Very pretty

        By Misha

        from Pottstown, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

          I used this as a weft for weaving. It is beautiful!

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          • No

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          3.0

          not what I expected

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          By reggies mom

          from westminster colo

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

              I wanted to make a baby item; the pattern called for this and it's anything but soft, nor did it look good. It was thick and bulky . I wasn't please with the stitches and all in all was disappointed. The colors are fabulous and again i was making something that they shouldn't have suggested that yarn for

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful, soft, my new favorite!

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              By Garilynn

              from Deep in the Heart of TX

              About Me Artist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

                I love the feel of this yarn! The luster of silk is lost when it is blended with cotton, but you gain a soft, cushy, springy yarn that is a joy to knit and wear.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Classic Elite Classic Silk

                By Marianne

                from Reading, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful yarn
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Great color
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

                  Pretty yarn, knits up very nicely.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Order placement was easy, thank you for the discount, FAST shipment. Yarn arrived in perfect condition.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great yarn for summer knitting

                  By Gloria

                  from Guelph, Ontsrio, Canada

                  About Me Enthusiast, Experienced knitter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Summer Shawls
                    • Summer sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

                    Am knitting a summer shawl for my daughter for her birthday. Classic Silk is a beautiful yarn for this project it is soft and knits up quickly.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    fast and courteous service, reasonable shipping costs.

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A perfect spring/summer yarn!

                    By Crafty Chick

                    from N. Wilkesboro, NC

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Drapes Wonderfully
                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Holds Blocking
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • Coarse

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk:

                    This is the first time I have used Classic Silk and I am in love. It is not soft like alpaca or a fine merino but it drapes so beautifully I can forgive it. I also love the slight nubbiness of the yarn - the texture is very appealing. It does stretch a little and I am glad it did because I needed it to block out longer. I am very pleased with this product and will use it again.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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