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Classic Elite Yarns Firefly

Classic Elite Firefly is unique in the best way, with a slightly slubby but soft texture and a beautiful, glowing sheen. The drape on Firefly is incredible too. Firefly looks fantastic worked up into cool, sophisticated summer tops and dresses. Made in Italy.

Content:
75% Viscose/25% Linen
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/155yd
Gauge:
6 sts = 1" on US 5
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Classic Elite YarnsFirefly
 
3.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (12)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Soft (9)
  • Dyed evenly (6)
  • Knits quickly (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (7)
    • Sweaters (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Such lovely colors!

    Don't try to work with it if your hands are damp - it sticks to you. Likewise if the yarn gets damp - it sticks to itself and gets stiff. Linen you know,...Read complete review

    Don't try to work with it if your hands are damp - it sticks to you. Likewise if the yarn gets damp - it sticks to itself and gets stiff. Linen you know, and I guess vicose must do that too.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Avoid if you don't like streaks!

    Knitted a wonderful short sleeve sweater with lace edging. Knitted well and stitches were beautiful. After rinsing in cold water, the dye bled horribly. Hung it to dry and the color ran on...Read complete review

    Knitted a wonderful short sleeve sweater with lace edging. Knitted well and stitches were beautiful. After rinsing in cold water, the dye bled horribly. Hung it to dry and the color ran on a towel and once dry the sweater looked tie dyed!!! I was horrified!!! I had a partial ball left and purposefully ran it in hot water to bleed it and try to redye the sweater. It worked, but I'm afraid only temporarily. It is now instead of striped, it's blotchy. Not as noticable and I did wear it to the office. I've gotten several good comments, so hopefully not a total loss. I will not purchase this yarn again. all skeins came from the same dye lot.

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    3.0

    Acceptable

    By magpye

    from Tuxedo Park NY/Hedgesville WV

    About Me Artist

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly

    Cons

    • Unravels

    Best Uses

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

      I used this yarn to crochet a couple of snoods. Since some customers want no-animal-fiber yarns, this was a good choice, It was perfectly acceptable, but nothing special. The stiffness of the linen combined with the S twist on the yarn meant that splitting was something to watch out for. I would recommend this yarn, but with caveats.

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      5.0

      Wonderful yarn

      By Sally

      from Michigan

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Great Scarf Yarn
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sleeveless top

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

        I love Firefly, and use it mainly for scarves and sleeveless tops. Great colors

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not recommended

        By mk, the knitter

        from Broadview Hts., OH

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice color

        Cons

        • Uneven Sts

        Best Uses

        • Textured Item

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

        I've been working with this yarn for 2 weeks and as of 3 days ago I decided to rip out the sleeve of my sweater and find a pattern with texture. I'm an avid knitter and in my 50 years of experience, I have never used a yarn I like less. I've tried 3 different kinds of needles and still my st. st. is uneven. The only thing I like about this yarn is the color, Pistachio.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good and bad

        By Ilze

        from Perth, Western Australia

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Great colors

        Cons

        • Sharp 2-3in Linen Fibers

        Best Uses

        • Very Loose Tops

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

        This is a great weight for a warm climate but the unprocessed(?) linen fibers are very unpleasant and pulling them out is a nuisance. I will persevere with making a short boxy jacket.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love, love, love this yarn!

        By Mimi

        from Bonita Springs, FL

        About Me Collector, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

          Used it for a shawl. It is perfect with beautiful sheen and drape.

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          • No

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          4.0

          That touch of linen

          By KFitz

          from Oak Island, NC

          About Me Enthusiast, Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds A Hint Of Luster
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Warping Loom For Vest

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

            The linen content of Firefly Mermaid adds a touch of crispness to the eight-yarn warp I'm working on. I also like the subtleness of the color.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Summer Yarn

            By CPAknit

            from Rehoboth Beach, DE

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • Unravels

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

            This is the second time I have chosen this yarn for a summer sweater. The first sweater I knit with this yarn was "Radian Yoke" by Wendy Bernard. After 2 years of wearing this sweater, I still get compliments. It drapes well, but doesn't stretch out. Although a linen/rayon blend, the linen properties shine through (except it doesn't wrinkle like linen). I have only hand washed the resulting fabric.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            on my third project wirh this yarn

            By GG

            from Mechanicsburg,PA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Great
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shawls

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

              Diaphanous Shawl pattern provided free from yarn.com is perfect match for this yarn

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Firefly

              By vizsla mom

              from Mechanicsburg, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

                I made a second scarf with this yarn for my daughter-in-law because I liked the first one so much!

                Service and delivery comments:

                Package arrived earlier than expected, in perfect condition.

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Such lovely colors!

                By JessicaMaude

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Light Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Shrinks When Washed

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

                Don't try to work with it if your hands are damp - it sticks to you. Likewise if the yarn gets damp - it sticks to itself and gets stiff. Linen you know, and I guess vicose must do that too.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Webs is great! It's one of my favorite online stores and always delivers!

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                • No

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