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Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace

Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace is a luxurious laceweight yarn from Classic Elite. The alpaca provides a lovely softness and halo, while the silk creates a subtle sheen. Create airy and warm lace garments you'll treasure for years. Made in Peru.


 

Content:
70% Alpaca/ 30% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/460yd
Gauge:
8.5 sts = 1" on US 2
Knitting Weight:
Lace
$13.95 ball $9.79 ball
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Classic Elite YarnsSilky Alpaca Lace
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (24)
  • Nice texture (22)
  • Soft (22)
  • Dyed evenly (14)
  • Knits quickly (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (13)
  • Gloves (5)
  • Sweaters (4)
  • Shawls (3)
  • Socks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Parent (6), Artist (5), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I <3 this yarn

I made a gorgeous shawl with this yarn. Love the way it looks knit up - get compliments every time I wear. I soaked in Eucalan and then blocked - minimal dye leak and...Read complete review

I made a gorgeous shawl with this yarn. Love the way it looks knit up - get compliments every time I wear. I soaked in Eucalan and then blocked - minimal dye leak and never effected the other colors (used 2 colors together in my shawl)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love it but It turned my hands blue

I love the dark blue/green color but it bled onto my hands while I was knitting. I have used Silky Alpaca before in lighter colors and never had this problem. Webs advised me...Read complete review

I love the dark blue/green color but it bled onto my hands while I was knitting. I have used Silky Alpaca before in lighter colors and never had this problem. Webs advised me to do a vinegar wash on the yarn, but I should not have to do that.. I guess a test swatch is in my future.

I really do love the loft, weight, feel and sheen of the Silky Alpaca and hope this was just a bad batch. I am not giving up on a product I have enjoyed so much in the past.

Reviewed by 31 customers

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5.0

Beautiful

By Laurwarr

from Private

Verified Buyer

Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

I am using this to make the Celtic Knot stole on Ravelry as a Bridal Shower gift for my nephew's fiancé. I love the way it looks. Look for it soon! Laurwarr

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5.0

soft and versatile

By lucky lady

from Oswego, NY

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A Pleasure To Crochet
  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

      I used 4 strands of this to crochet a lacy shawl as I tried to recreate colors I observed on a recent overseas trip. it is wonderful for this purpose and incredibly soft.

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      4.0

      Worth the work.

      By TwistedRibber

      from Menlo Park, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

      This is not a "sticky yarn" (no wool) so it unravels quickly. This can be a disaster with lace knitting where the pattern is not obvious. If you're in the outer reaches of a circular shawl, be sure to run waste yarn through a round now and then. If you "lose it", you can save yourself many days of work.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Soft and Simple

      By Car54

      from Santa Barbara, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

        I used this yarn to knit a long scarf. The pattern called for doubling the yarn. I think I could have used just a single strand or two different colors together to make a tweed. This yarn is very versatile.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this yarn again and agains

        By Ginette

        from Montréal, Québec, Canada

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

          Excellent service as always.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Silky Alpaca Lace is a work horse

          By AnneBinMaine

          from Maine

          About Me Enthusiast, Laceaholic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Shawls

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

            Great yardage for price and easy to use on almost any lace project.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I <3 this yarn

            By cjr2011

            from toronto,on

            About Me Knitter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful sheen
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Great drape

            Cons

            • Tangles easily

            Best Uses

            • Shawls - Lace

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

            I made a gorgeous shawl with this yarn. Love the way it looks knit up - get compliments every time I wear. I soaked in Eucalan and then blocked - minimal dye leak and never effected the other colors (used 2 colors together in my shawl)

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt but I had to email in to get a notification of shipping as it does not happen with international (Canada) customers.
            Yarn was securely packaged

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Beautiful but too fine for my use

            By Ann

            from Blythewood, SC

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

              It's too fine and too easy to snag for me to crochet with, but I'm sure others would love it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Silky Alpaca Lace

              By Shibi-Chan

              from Albuquerque, NM

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                  I am super picky about my wool yarns whether it be Merino, Alpaca, Sheep or Lamb, and was honestly scared that it would turn out to be as coarse as other yarns but it's perfect. I am constantly wanting contact with this yarn.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  beautiful lace weight

                  By cgstilley

                  from Northern Virginia

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                  • Snags

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                  I'm using this to make a wedding shawl. I had to frog a good bit as I learned the pattern and the yarn behaved beautifully.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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