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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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (12)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Soft (9)
  • Dyed evenly (5)
  • Knits quickly (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (7)
    • Sweaters (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    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.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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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

      Comment on this review

      (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

      Comment on this review

      (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

          Comment on this review

          (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.

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              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!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              very nice yarn

              By bitsmom

              from Bellevue, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

                I bought Firefly to make a sweater but then used it for a shawl doubling it with Pirouette mohair. I love the color choices in Firefly, like the yardage and the way it feels as I work with it but I don't think I'll make the sweater with it after all because I prefer more body. It worked up really well for the shawl and it's a lovely yarn.

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