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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
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Elsebeth LavoldHempathy
 
4.4

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 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 (9), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38)

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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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

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            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

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              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

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                  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

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                  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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                  4.0

                  LOVE

                  By B'Knitty

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • A bit splitty
                  • Twists Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                  I'm totally in love with this yarn. It splits a little, you have to just be careful and pay a little attention. I'm making an A-line tank, and it is just turning out beautifully. Love the drape!

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