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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 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (52)
  • Nice texture (52)
  • Dyed evenly (38)
  • Machine washable (27)
  • Soft (26)

Cons

  • Unravels (7)
  • Twists up (6)
  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (41)
  • Scarves (20)
  • Hats (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (48), Artist (14), Collector (4), Knitter (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65)

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.

Reviewed by 71 customers

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4.0

great yarn for children's warm weather clothes

By crambie

from Connecticut

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children's Warm Weather C
    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    Hard wearing, similar to linen
    Great for children's clothing
    Would like more color choices-softer colors

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    • No

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    4.0

    A great Natral yarn

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    By The Yarn Lady

    from Tacoma WA

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    I have used a great deal of Hempathy. It has great weight and drapes nicely.

    I use it for light-weight scarves and summer tops, tanks and tees. Work great for shaped hems as it drapes so well

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    4.0

    Great colors

    By Kats

    from Arizona

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      I have never been disappointed with Webs service or products.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love Yarn So much, Bought it Twice

      By Brescn

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        I made a light sweater out of it and I am very pleased with it. Love the color and the feel.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good quality yarn, slightly splitty

        By stringthing

        from Lexington, KY

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Splitty

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        This is a great yarn, it is neither coarse or harsh, the frequent pitfalls of linen and hemp yarns. It doesn't go fuzzy when frogged and unlike most non-wool yarns it doesn't hurt my hands to knit this. The one issue I've had is that the yarn is a tad bit splitty, but this is minor and is a side effect of a soft yarn.

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        • No

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        3.0

        time will tell

        By little allie

        from wisconsin

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly

        Cons

        • Unravels

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          Yarn pattern requested, would probably use a different yarn if pattern done again

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love this yarn!

          By Knitwit 1

          from Charlottesville, VA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters
            • Warm Season Wear

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

            I knit a summer/fall short-sleeved top that fits like a glove! It drapes well. I have not washed it yet but have been told it softens with washing.

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            • No

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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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              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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                • No

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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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