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Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy

Hemp is an incredible plant fiber that is valued for its strength and durability. It won’t wear out - instead, it will wear in - getting better with age. It will retain color better than any other fiber, including cotton, due to its porous nature which also allows the fiber to breathe. Blended with cotton and modal, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy is a slightly textured yarn that is a WEBS favorite. Made in Italy.

 

Content:
40% Hemp/40% Cotton/20% Modal
Care:
Machine Wash Warm, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/153yd
Gauge:
5.5-5.75 sts = 1” on US 4
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Elsebeth LavoldHempathy
 
4.4

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (47)
  • Nice texture (47)
  • Dyed evenly (32)
  • Machine washable (24)
  • Soft (24)

Cons

  • Twists up (6)
  • Unravels (6)
  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (35)
  • Scarves (17)
  • Hats (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (42), Artist (12), Collector (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for drapey summer sweaters/tunics

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting...Read complete review

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting drape is hard to beat. Only con would be repeated knots per skein. Didn't experience that in every skein, but the last four of the 16 skeins purchased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK yarn, but pass next time

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really...Read complete review

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really hard time when end piece of the yarn "escaped" the skein, and I ended up with very tangled yarn. I had to cut the yarn since I was not successful untangling it. I won't be buying this yarn anymore, and will go for 100% linen yarn next time - it just feels much better in the finished product.

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3.0

Not DK weight!

By Juls

from Washington state

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Nice Texture

Cons

  • Mis-labeled

Best Uses

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    This yarn is beautiful, but listed as dk weight on the site... It is not DK weight, but lace or fingering weight instead! Otherwise it is strong and beautifully made!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Lovely colors

    By Irene the speed knitter

    from Charlottesville, VA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      I have not started my projects yet but look forward to it soon. The product feels quite nice and I love the colors.

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      5.0

      Excellent Yarn

      By Marti

      from Michigan

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        Love this yarn for summer shawls and scarves. It gives such a nice drape and comes in fabulous colors. Love how it softens with washing. Highly recommend!

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        5.0

        A dream

        By Tam Tam

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Novice, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          My favorite yarn. Great drape and easy to work with - nice substitute for linen

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          5.0

          great for summer

          By reggies mom

          from westminster colo

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

            I can't say enough about this yarn; it has turned into summer tops for me; baby dresses and bonnets, you name it. It seems a little scratchy in the ball but even as you work with it; it softens up. Blocks beautifully with great stitch definition, Can't do better than this with color selection either.

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            3.0

            OK yarn, but pass next time

            By mashafromrussia

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Obsessive knitter, Passionate knitter

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Machine Washable
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Tangles
            • Twists Up
            • Unravels

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really hard time when end piece of the yarn "escaped" the skein, and I ended up with very tangled yarn. I had to cut the yarn since I was not successful untangling it. I won't be buying this yarn anymore, and will go for 100% linen yarn next time - it just feels much better in the finished product.

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              • No

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              5.0

              amazing yarn great quality

              By Jody

              from Virginia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Results Are The Best

              Cons

              • I Have No Problems
              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                Every project I have knitted results in a professional look even for a novice knitter

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                4.0

                Beautiful color and texture

                By sequoiashelley

                from Rio Vista, CA

                About Me Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                    Can't wait to swatch this. I will comment more after I play with it.
                    The color was just what I was expecting, bright and intense spring green.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Excellent as always. Easy to shop (too easy!), and prompt shipping.

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                    5.0

                    Great natural fiber!

                    By Naturally yours

                    from Tampa Bay, FL

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                      I used this yarn for a summer tunic. The pattern was loose fitting at the bottom and this yarn was perfect for the drape and flow of the pattern. I have used this yarn before for a vest that had shaping and that also turned out nicely. I like natural fibers and have found many of the cotton yarns will leave a fuzz all over you. This yarn is nice and you have none of that problem with it. I also like the durability of hemp.

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                      5.0

                      Love, love, love this yarn!

                      By Lanie

                      from Western NY

                      About Me Enthusiast, Knitaholic

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Summer tops

                        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                        Tunic type tops show off the drape of this yarn best.

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