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Louet Gems Fingering

Looking for a solid color, machine washable sock yarn? Look no further than Louet Gems Fingering. This super-soft, plied yarn is perfect for socks with intricate stitch detail. Your stitch patterns will pop and your socks will be comfortable and easy care. Louet Gems Fingering is a great choice available in a wide variety of colors. Most sock patterns will take at least two skeins, so be sure to check your pattern for yardage requirements. Made in South Africa.

 

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
50g/185 yd
Gauge:
6.5-7.5 sts = 1" on US 2-3
Knitting Weight:
Sock
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LouetGems Fingering
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (20)
  • Dyed evenly (19)
  • Soft (18)
  • Good weight (17)
  • Machine washable (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Socks (14)
  • Scarves (12)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Sweaters (7)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (12), Artist (4), Collector (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice quality yarn and quick shipping

I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock...Read complete review

I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock (size 7 shoe) uses 1.5 skeins of yarn , a mans sock(size 10 shoe) uses 2 skeins. This yarn size with a size 0 needle produces a sock that can be worn inside your shoes without making the shoe too tight. My 2 boys are Eagle Scouts and wear these on winter camping trips, they say that my hand knit wool socks are warmer than the ones bought at the camping and sporting goods store. I wash the socks in cold water in my front load machine and I air dry them. I also sent some of this wool to my sister in-law who lives in Russia- north of Moscow- and she loves it for socks. I think the price is fair, my local knitting store only carries fingering superwash that is $15 a skein and that is too pricey for me to use 2 skeins in each pair of socks.Webs Shipped put my order quickly at a reasonable rate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Flawed

Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this...Read complete review

Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this yarn again. Furthermore, it is not soft, as advertised. The colors are good, stitch definition is good, it's dyed evenly, and it's machine washable. All those things should make it a desirable sock yarn, but having to piece more than expected is a very bad deal in my book.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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5.0

Fabulous!

By SandraJacqueline

from Los Angeles

About Me Artist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

      I made a baby blanket / shawl with this yarn. The yarn is soft and lovely! Just Gorgeous! The weight is perfect. I wove a blanket / shawl roughly 54 x 54 which made a nice size baby blanket and when folded in a triangle it is a perfect shawl. It worked really well as both warp and weft. I also wove it double cloth and it performed wonderfully! No sticking or felting as I wove! I would recommend this yarn!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Super yarn for knitted shawls!

      By Cable Girl TX

      from New Braunfels, TX

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Easy To Fix
      • Excellent Color Choices
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shawls

        Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

        This yarn is perfect for knitted shawls. It has a nice "hand" and holds up extremely well to intense wet-blocking. Detailed stitches really POP when I knit with Gems Fingering.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lovely yarn!

        By Sharon

        from Ferndale, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

          I used this yarn to make the Sixes and Threes Cowl on Very Pink. The colors are beautiful, and I ordered more yarn to make another one with different colors.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          My favourite fingering yarn

          By Canknitter

          from Ontario, canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Need More Colours In This

          Best Uses

          • Baby Sweatets
          • Baby things
          • Fair Isle
          • Socks

          Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

          I love this yarn so much I have decided to make myself a sweater - no small feat in such a fine yarn . But it is a delight to knit.

          Service and delivery comments:

          I was impressed with the quick and careful service. I ordered a colour and an amount that could not be filled with one dye lot. The supplier made sure that was acceptable to me before sending the order.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Anthony the candleman

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

            Colors are gorgeous!!

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            lovely color and feel

            By Lisa

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Artist, Poet

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Will Order Again

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Knitting A Crazy Quilt
              • Socks

              Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

              It is so nice to have fast delivery!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Flawed

              By Ann the knitter

              from Albion, MI

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Machine Washable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Socks

                Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this yarn again. Furthermore, it is not soft, as advertised. The colors are good, stitch definition is good, it's dyed evenly, and it's machine washable. All those things should make it a desirable sock yarn, but having to piece more than expected is a very bad deal in my book.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice yarn

                By kittenknit

                from Colorado

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Socks

                  Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                  I was hoping for a good yellow from Louet, and saw they are making Goldenrod. Ick! Not a nice shade...beware. Otherwise the new colors are nice.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  My favorite fingering weight yarn, but .

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                  By Stitches

                  from Upstate NY

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Baby blankets
                    • Baby Clothes
                    • Children's Sweaters Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                    This is my favorite solid color fingering weight yarn, but currently I am using it to knit black socks and am far from pleased with the results. The yarn seems very flimsy, and I doubt that the socks will wear at all well. I am using size 1 needles, and I can see light through the stockinette stitches on the sole. Much too late to switch to size 0 needles! I have had no such problem with any other color, so I recommend this yarn without reservation for any color but black.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    gems sock yarn

                    By kate

                    from seattle

                    About Me Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Socks

                      Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                      I'm making socks and gloves

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Prompt. Webs was out of some colors I requested. Communication was good.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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