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4.5

Araucania Huasco

Araucania Huasco is a hand dyed, fingering weight yarn made from extra soft merino wool. It comes in beautiful, vibrant color combinations that compliment each other well. This would work up into a stunning shawl or other accessory. Hand dyed in Chile.

Please note: Each skein of Huasco is unique and skeins may vary. The yarn color you receive may look different than the color pictured.

Content:
100% Extra Fine Merino
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/450yds
Gauge:
7.25 sts = 1" on US 3
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$24.95 hank Discountable
  • 11 Coral, Hot Pink, Fuschia, Charcoal In Stock 3 hanks $24.95
  • 14 Royal, Hot Pink, Purple In Stock 2 hanks $24.95
  • 16 Navy, Pumpkin, Violet In Stock 14 hanks $24.95
  • 20 Natural, Grey, Lavender In Stock 7 hanks $24.95
  • 22 Lime, Blue, Brown In Stock 16 hanks $24.95
  • 23 Apple Green, Yellow, Grey In Stock 28 hanks $24.95
  • 102 Red In Stock 14 hanks $24.95
  • 103 Wine In Stock 22 hanks $24.95
  • 106 Chocolate In Stock 2 hanks $24.95
  • 107 Aqua In Stock 7 hanks $24.95
  • 109 Purple In Stock 7 hanks $24.95
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AraucaniaHuasco
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (30)
  • Soft (25)
  • Good weight (23)
  • Knits quickly (16)
  • Dyed evenly (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (20)
  • Socks (18)
  • Sweaters (10)
  • Gloves (8)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (20), Artist (10), Parent (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful yarn

This was such soft, easy to crochet yarn. The colors are beautiful and vibrant and the fiber holds together very well. I am fairly new at using high end yarns for crochet, even...Read complete review

This was such soft, easy to crochet yarn. The colors are beautiful and vibrant and the fiber holds together very well. I am fairly new at using high end yarns for crochet, even tho I have a small stash of Araucania yarns. The *only* issue I had with this yarn was the short colorways. I was using crocodile stitch for a shawl and was hoping for each scale to be a different color, but it came out more like confetti, if that makes sense. Still beautiful, just not what I was envisioning. My fault, not the yarn, but I thought it worth mentioning for any other crochet people out there. :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware color variations

I ordered the turquoise/brown/green color variation #5. I am an avid shawl knitter, and intended to make a shawl that were the colors of the sea, as a gift. I was...Read complete review

I ordered the turquoise/brown/green color variation #5. I am an avid shawl knitter, and intended to make a shawl that were the colors of the sea, as a gift. I was shocked when the skein arrived. No turquoise, no brown at all. There are other dark blues and some jade green, but also significant mango orange/ bright lilac/yellow colors as well, that don't appear at all in the photo. Although the site states that there may be variation in color, the addition tones made the whole skein unusable. I was disappointed when customer service told me that I should have gone on Ravelry to see the different variations people have posted. Not worth the cost of returning. I have worked it up as a shawlette, but the color scheme doesn't work at all. Be very careful when ordering this yarn-

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5.0

This is beautiful yarn!

By Martha

from Denver, CO

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Luscious Color Combos
  • Soft - Knits Easilyeven

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Socks

    Comments about Araucania Huasco:

    Have used this yarn in several colorways. Great for socks
    and shawls and cowls - feels good next to skin.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Beware color variations

    By jmasb

    from NewYork

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Tight Ply

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Color Doesn't Match

    Best Uses

      Comments about Araucania Huasco:

      I ordered the turquoise/brown/green color variation #5. I am an avid shawl knitter, and intended to make a shawl that were the colors of the sea, as a gift. I was shocked when the skein arrived. No turquoise, no brown at all. There are other dark blues and some jade green, but also significant mango orange/ bright lilac/yellow colors as well, that don't appear at all in the photo. Although the site states that there may be variation in color, the addition tones made the whole skein unusable. I was disappointed when customer service told me that I should have gone on Ravelry to see the different variations people have posted. Not worth the cost of returning. I have worked it up as a shawlette, but the color scheme doesn't work at all. Be very careful when ordering this yarn-

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      • No

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      color variation

      By jmasb

      from NewYork

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      Pros

      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Color Conpletely Off

      Best Uses

        Comments about Araucania Huasco:

        Purchased one hank of this to make shawl to give as a gift. The color ordered were the colors of the sea- mixed greens, blue, turquoise. The hank received was missing the predominant turquoise color completely and instead had lavendar, orange and yellow in it. I will end up using it for something else and have to repurchase yarn, since I don't want to pay shipping again to return it. A better choice would be Madelinetosh light merino. The colors received are always very close to the ones pictured, and they are beautiful.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Love this sock yarn

        By silentmeow

        from Santa Clarita, CA

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Araucania Huasco:

              Beautiful colors, lovely hand perfect for socks.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Gorgeous yarn, but a matter of luck...

              By HappyKnitter

              from Olympic Peninsula, WA

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Yarn Lover

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              Pros

              • Colorways
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Unique
              • Yardage

              Cons

              • Colorways
              • Consistency Of Colors
              • Older Stock

              Best Uses

              • Shawls

              Comments about Araucania Huasco:

              I listed colorways in both the pro and con sections because a beautiful skein of Huasco can be one of the loveliest yarns you could hope to find. However, there is great inconsistency from skein to skein, moreso than you should really expect, even for a hand-dyed yarn. While every skein is unique, all of the colors (i.e. pumpkin, navy, and violet) should ALL be represented in any given skein of that colorway.

              Also, Araucania makes some odd choices in new colorways that are pretty much a bust. Personally, I'd rather see them work harder to make the beautiful colorways more reliable as there's no less artistry in that. They will always be unique, so there's no harm in making them consistently gorgeous!

              I've absolutely grown to love the feel and twist of this yarn though and the 450 yd skein is a wonderful size. Unfortunately, the last skein I received was relatively dull in its coloring (a caution for buying online I guess) and had a dye-lot number, which means it was an older skein as they no longer produce in dye lots.

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              • No

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              5.0

              One of my all-time favorites

              By AnnaInMD

              from Southern Maryland

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              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Spectacular Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Socks

                Comments about Araucania Huasco:

                This is truly a spectacular yarn both in feel, texture and colors. Absolutely love it. Will make awesome presents.

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                5.0

                Great yarn for boomerang scarves

                By Twiggels

                from Ontario

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                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Araucania Huasco:

                Knits up beautifully.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                good yarn

                By nan

                from palm beach co., florida

                About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Araucania Huasco:

                  I really am not experienced yet with yarn but this yarn taught me to understand what I thought was a complaint was actually a plus. This yarn does not split. I thought it sort of coarse and it might be be but it holds together. The color is brilliant in an intricate cable and because it is almost like a flax to handle the stitch definition is good but sometimes wobbly. The colors are so eccentric that I can not see it as overly useful but it has some wonderful qualities if one can use the color and has a pattern for fingering.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  what a handle

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                  By The Yarn Lady

                  from Tacoma WA

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cowls And Scarves
                    • Hats
                    • Mittens
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Araucania Huasco:

                    I am currently making a cropped cardi. I also see scarves, cowls, etc from the rest of the stash I bought
                    Super beautiful yarn. you want to pet it. Working up very fast

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I love this yarn! It is so soft!

                    By Butterflygirl

                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                    About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Socks

                      Comments about Araucania Huasco:

                      I use this yarn to make socks and the more I use this brand, the more I like it. I use it more than any other sock yarn.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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