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Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy

Hemp is an incredible plant fiber that is valued for its strength and durability. It won’t wear out - instead, it will wear in - getting better with age. It will retain color better than any other fiber, including cotton, due to its porous nature which also allows the fiber to breathe. Blended with cotton and modal, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy is a slightly textured yarn that is a WEBS favorite. Made in Italy.

 

Content:
40% Hemp/40% Cotton/20% Modal
Care:
Machine Wash Warm, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/153yd
Gauge:
5.5-5.75 sts = 1” on US 4
Knitting Weight:
DK
$7.95 ball Discountable
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  • 028 Blue Pine Green In Stock 31 balls $7.95
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  • 041 Hazy Blue In Stock 39 balls $7.95
  • 042 Snow Shadow In Stock 36 balls $7.95
  • 043 Claret In Stock 38 balls $7.95
  • 046 Light Denim In Stock 27 balls $7.95
  • 049 Mustard In Stock 35 balls $7.95
  • 053 Egyptian Blue In Stock 35 balls $7.95
  • 054 Bleached White In Stock 17 balls $7.95
  • 055 Paris Green In Stock 23 balls $7.95
  • 059 Spring Grass In Stock 20 balls $7.95
  • 063 Gerbera Pink In Stock 35 balls $7.95
  • 064 Dark Wine In Stock 29 balls $7.95
  • 065 Bright Lime Green In Stock 30 balls $7.95
  • 066 Summer Blue In Stock 28 balls $7.95
  • 067 Dark Turquoise In Stock 32 balls $7.95
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Elsebeth LavoldHempathy
 
4.4

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (31)
  • Nice texture (31)
  • Dyed evenly (21)
  • Machine washable (17)
  • Knits quickly (15)

Cons

  • Twists up (4)
  • Snags (3)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (21)
  • Scarves (12)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (27), Artist (10), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for drapey summer sweaters/tunics

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting...Read complete review

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting drape is hard to beat. Only con would be repeated knots per skein. Didn't experience that in every skein, but the last four of the 16 skeins purchased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Interesting textured yarn.

I am using this yarn to knit Heidi Kirmaier's "Buttercup". I like the pattern, but the yarn does show some uneven stitches in my knitting. It is also very...Read complete review

I am using this yarn to knit Heidi Kirmaier's "Buttercup". I like the pattern, but the yarn does show some uneven stitches in my knitting. It is also very "splitty" so I have to watch my stitches as I am knitting. I do like the texture of the yarn.

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4.0

Nice hemp yarn

By Knittybits

from Auckland New Zealand

About Me Artist, Experimenter, Knit Addict, Knitter

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Pros

  • Easy to knit
  • Great Colour
  • Great Texture
  • Nice drape

Cons

  • A Little Light For Double

Best Uses

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    I used two strands together to knit a bag , it is a nice yarn easy to use and knits up we'll , I love using natural plant fibers , I would have liked it to be a bit thicker very fine duoble knitting yarn

    Service and delivery comments:

    Great service , arrived quickly , and In great condition

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    • No

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    2.0

    do not love it

    By nana's creations

    from Asheville NC

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Does Not Show Stitch D3fination
    • Does Not Show Stitch Defination
    • Scratchy Fiber
    • Very Loose Stitches

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      I bought this to make a baby Outfit. as soon as I touched the yard it was so scratchy and stiff. Then I tried four rows and it was so loose it would not work I don't know if I'm going to use it at all

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      4.0

      Magic washing effect

      By Merilee

      from Indiana

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        I was skeptical about this yarn at first. It knits up really unevenly and ugly. But after machine washing and drying, it is gorgeous!

        Although it is listed as a DK weight, it is on the light side and could be used as a sport weight.

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        5.0

        I love this yarn.

        By frm

        from SC

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I used this to make a beautiful waistcoat. It lays beautiful and was a dream to crochet with. The hook glides easily through the stitches.

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              5.0

              Great summer project

              By Spruce Hill needleworks

              from Pickering, Ontario, Canada

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              Pros

              • Adds Interesting Texture
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Twists Up

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              Great service, as usual! I received a warning regarding unmatched colour lot, which was not a problem for me. Yarn arrived quickly and weas well packaged.

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              4.0

              Nice feel & drape

              By Lady D

              from California

              About Me Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Unravels

              Best Uses

              • Hats

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I used this for a hat pattern that called for 100% cotton. It is not quite as soft as cotton, but has better drape. I understand it will get softer with washing. I tend to crochet loosely and used a large hook. The threads separating were an occasional problem - could be more so for someone who crochets tightly.

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              5.0

              This worked well for the

              By Damadedax

              from Anchorage, AK

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lace Shawl For Summer

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                I will buy this yarn again. Lovely saturated color.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great service. Nicely packaged.

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                5.0

                Hempathy

                By Pennyred

                from Palm Beach, Florida

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                    Service is always awesome from WEBS - delivery on time - very happy with the yarn when came in as for the color that I chose - same as on line!

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                    4.0

                    Has great drape, great summer yarn

                    By BinaBKnits

                    from Reading, PA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Coarse
                    • Unravels

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                    I bought this to make the Linum Tee. So far, it's going well. A little hard on the hands but well worth it for the really beautiful drape it has. I got the denim color and when I washed my swatch it faded a slight bit...very subtle and I really liked it. It does show every little mistake, though, so if your tension is a little off, like mine is, it will show. Hopefully that will even out over washing / blocking. All in all, a very nice yarn.

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                    5.0

                    I love this yarn for warm weather knits

                    By Acornbud

                    from Honolulu

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Snags

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                    I knit and scarf and shawl with this yarn. It washes well and is nice and soft.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    As always the service, packaging and shipping were excellent.

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