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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
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Classic Elite YarnsSilky Alpaca Lace
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (32)
  • Nice texture (31)
  • Good weight (30)
  • Dyed evenly (21)
  • Knits quickly (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (21)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Shawls (5)
  • Socks (5)
  • Sweaters (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Artist (9), Parent (8), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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 41 customers

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5.0

pleasantly surprised

By Sophies Girl

from Long Island, New York

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Feels Heavenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

    This yarn was half the cost of yarn called for in pattern. Took a chance on ordering it but I am so happy with it. Can't wait to get started on my project.

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    • No

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    5.0

    This yarn glows

    By Alpaca Lace Scarf

    from Appomattox, VA

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Weaver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Weaves Nicely

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

      I have only used this for weft thus far, but it should be equally suitable as warp. The other two yarns mentioned are my warp.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Knitting up Nicely

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      By ytram

      from Amherst MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Pulls Nicely From The Bal
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Socks

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

        I know that this is lace weight, but it was on sale in the warehouse and the colors were lovely so I bought 4 colorways and have started knitting Cat Bordi's socks. It took me a while to get an even stitch, but I am about halfway through one sock and I thing they will even out after blocking and will be lovely to wear in the warmer months.

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        5.0

        So soft

        By Alzbeta

        from Salmon, ID

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Clothing
          • Scarves

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

          So smooth and nice to work with
          Beautiful drape
          Shiny
          I will be buying more

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and have done so.

          By Don't have one.

          from Half Moon Bay, Ca

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

            This yarn draws comments and people asking if they can touch the work. They all comment on the silky feel, softness and wonderful colors. Compliments come whenever I wear something made with it. I've
            worked it as is and have also doubled it.
            Working with it is a dream.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would this product again. In fact, already have!

            By Don't have one.

            from Half Moon Bay, Ca

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Lookls Fragile But Strong
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Worked As Lace
            • Worked As Stockinette

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fingerless Glioves
              • Scarves
              • Shawls

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

              The only complaint I have is I want some of all the colors, both solid and mixed color style. Have received many compliments both for completed projects and in-progress work.

              Customer service is also very good.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Wonderful in every way

              By totalRAH

              from Broken Arrow, OK

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Great For Blending
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                This has been one of my favorite yarns for several years now. I really like the blend of fibers (alpaca and silk) for their warmth, and this yarn has a lovely subtle sheen. I have never used it alone, always in combination with other yarns, but I am certain that its smooth, even texture would work up to a beautiful lacy scarf or hat. I have included it in hats, scarves, and a sweater vest, among other things, and have always been very pleased with the results. I like to mix yarns to produce a more interesting color, or one that is more pleasing to me, and this is very often my "go-to" yarn for that purpose. I have also paired it with a wool yarn for felting. It doesn't felt as well as the wool, so it ends up being slightly nubby on the felted surface, but that was a beautiful effect, and I was very pleased with it. I appreciate the quality of this yarn. I've never had a knot mid-strand, though I suppose it could happen. The yarn is perfectly smooth and even, and very easy to work with (no twisting or knotting up). The yardage is ample, and the colors are luscious. It has worn very well in the items that have received heavy use (hats and scarves and a sweater). Classic Elite does tend to discontinue their variegated yarns rather quickly (similar to hand painted yarns), so if you find one you really like, it is best to go ahead and purchase as much of it as you need/want, as you might not be able to find it again later (I have a lovely, but lonely, single skein of a green/purple/navy blend that was gone when I went back for more).

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would like to see more colors in this yarn.

                By the knitter

                from Bronx, New York

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                  Great yardage. Makes up well in lace.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  REALLY LOVE WORKING WITH THIS YARN

                  By knitknut

                  from ELLINGTON, CT

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Shawls
                    • Shrugs

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                    I MADE A LACE SHAWL THAT CAME OUT SO LOVELY I CAN'T WAIT TO START ON THE NEXT ONE. CHRISTMAS GIFTS!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this yarn!

                    By Allie

                    from Northern California.

                    About Me Been Knitting 60 Years, Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful colors
                    • Beautiful Colorsknits We
                    • Knits Up Well
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Definitely Hand Wash

                    Best Uses

                    • Fine Work

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                    This is the second time I've purchased this yarn for the same project, and I love it. It's fine yarn, so takes more time to knit up, but have been very happy with the finished product.

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