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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
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (21)
  • Nice texture (20)
  • Soft (19)
  • Knits quickly (13)
  • Dyed evenly (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (11)
    • Gloves (5)
    • Sweaters (4)
    • Shawls (3)
    • Socks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (17), Parent (6), Artist (4), Collector (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    First-rate lace yarn

    Of all the alpaca lace yarns I've tried, the CE Silky Alpaca lace is one of my favorites--among the best alpaca/silk available. I love the subtle sheen and strength of the...Read complete review

    Of all the alpaca lace yarns I've tried, the CE Silky Alpaca lace is one of my favorites--among the best alpaca/silk available. I love the subtle sheen and strength of the silk .The alpaca is soft without having too much halo so your stitch work really shines. The muted colors are rich-- neither bland nor garish. It's a perfect yarn for lace shawls and scarves!

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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 27 customers

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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.

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      • No

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      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.

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        • No

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        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

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        • No

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        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.

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          • No

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          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.

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              • 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.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Solid Color for Lace Shawls

              By SMoto

              from CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shawl

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                I've used this yarn on 3 projects. So I like it a lot for shawls! It doesn't look all that great while knitting, with uneven sts. Be patient and trust your knitting skills. It blooms beautifully after soaking and blocking. It slso holds up well with adding beads.

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                4.0

                Soft and Silky

                By Anywhoohb

                from Myrtle Point, OR

                About Me Advanced beginner

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shawl

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                  I liked this yarn a lot, so much I ordered more in a different color. The original yarn I got was Garnet red. It made a very pretty shawl. The two balls I got were a bit fuzzy, and they did shed some as I knit, but not too badly. Didn't have problems with splitting, was really happy with finished product. It was light, but warm, and very nice feeling.

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                  5.0

                  LOVE THIS LACE YARN! SOFT AS SILK!!

                  By Robin

                  from New Orleans, Louisiana

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Love Handworked Itsms, Parent, Will Try Any Craft

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful
                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Smooth
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Lacework
                  • Scarves
                  • Shawls
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                  I will use this product to knit a lightweight shawl that will work very well in our climate.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt delivery and packaged well.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Silky Alpaca Lace by Classic Elite Yarns

                  By jan

                  from indiana

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                    love this yarn

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                    • No

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