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Classic Elite Yarns Firefly

Classic Elite Firefly is unique in the best way, with a slightly slubby but soft texture and a beautiful, glowing sheen. The drape on Firefly is incredible too. Firefly looks fantastic worked up into cool, sophisticated summer tops and dresses. Made in Italy.

Content:
75% Viscose/25% Linen
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/155yd
Gauge:
6 sts = 1" on US 5
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Classic Elite YarnsFirefly
 
3.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (13)
  • Nice texture (13)
  • Soft (9)
  • Dyed evenly (7)
  • Knits quickly (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (9)
  • Sweaters (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

slobby texture

I wish I could give this yarn 5 stars but the description of slobby texture is due to thin/thick twisting of the yarn. There are areas where the thread is not twisted at...Read complete review

I wish I could give this yarn 5 stars but the description of slobby texture is due to thin/thick twisting of the yarn. There are areas where the thread is not twisted at all. I thought it was a single anomaly but it repeatedly showed up. It will effect your gauge so be aware of it. Also, I had to use #4 needle to get the gauge but that maybe my issue. Otherwise I'm am pleased with the results.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Avoid if you don't like streaks!

Knitted a wonderful short sleeve sweater with lace edging. Knitted well and stitches were beautiful. After rinsing in cold water, the dye bled horribly. Hung it to dry and the color ran on...Read complete review

Knitted a wonderful short sleeve sweater with lace edging. Knitted well and stitches were beautiful. After rinsing in cold water, the dye bled horribly. Hung it to dry and the color ran on a towel and once dry the sweater looked tie dyed!!! I was horrified!!! I had a partial ball left and purposefully ran it in hot water to bleed it and try to redye the sweater. It worked, but I'm afraid only temporarily. It is now instead of striped, it's blotchy. Not as noticable and I did wear it to the office. I've gotten several good comments, so hopefully not a total loss. I will not purchase this yarn again. all skeins came from the same dye lot.

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4.0

will use this yarn again for "lacy: patterns

By mormor

from Carlsbad, CA

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

    I am making a lacy shawl and Firefly works up beautifully with the right weight and a sheen.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Crochets easily

    By SSK*

    from NC

    About Me Designer, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

      I designed a 2-skein spring/summer crocheted scarf with this yarn. I worked a lacy pattern at a fairly loose gauge and was really happy with the resulting size and drape (8" x 72" + fringe).
      I chose this yarn because I have knit with it in the past.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Acceptable

      By magpye

      from Tuxedo Park NY/Hedgesville WV

      About Me Artist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly

      Cons

      • Unravels

      Best Uses

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

        I used this yarn to crochet a couple of snoods. Since some customers want no-animal-fiber yarns, this was a good choice, It was perfectly acceptable, but nothing special. The stiffness of the linen combined with the S twist on the yarn meant that splitting was something to watch out for. I would recommend this yarn, but with caveats.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful yarn

        By Sally

        from Michigan

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Great Scarf Yarn
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sleeveless top

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

          I love Firefly, and use it mainly for scarves and sleeveless tops. Great colors

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not recommended

          By mk, the knitter

          from Broadview Hts., OH

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Nice color

          Cons

          • Uneven Sts

          Best Uses

          • Textured Item

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

          I've been working with this yarn for 2 weeks and as of 3 days ago I decided to rip out the sleeve of my sweater and find a pattern with texture. I'm an avid knitter and in my 50 years of experience, I have never used a yarn I like less. I've tried 3 different kinds of needles and still my st. st. is uneven. The only thing I like about this yarn is the color, Pistachio.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Good and bad

          By Ilze

          from Perth, Western Australia

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Great colors

          Cons

          • Sharp 2-3in Linen Fibers

          Best Uses

          • Very Loose Tops

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

          This is a great weight for a warm climate but the unprocessed(?) linen fibers are very unpleasant and pulling them out is a nuisance. I will persevere with making a short boxy jacket.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love, love, love this yarn!

          By Mimi

          from Bonita Springs, FL

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

            Used it for a shawl. It is perfect with beautiful sheen and drape.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            That touch of linen

            By KFitz

            from Oak Island, NC

            About Me Enthusiast, Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds A Hint Of Luster
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Warping Loom For Vest

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

              The linen content of Firefly Mermaid adds a touch of crispness to the eight-yarn warp I'm working on. I also like the subtleness of the color.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Summer Yarn

              By CPAknit

              from Rehoboth Beach, DE

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Unravels

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

              This is the second time I have chosen this yarn for a summer sweater. The first sweater I knit with this yarn was "Radian Yoke" by Wendy Bernard. After 2 years of wearing this sweater, I still get compliments. It drapes well, but doesn't stretch out. Although a linen/rayon blend, the linen properties shine through (except it doesn't wrinkle like linen). I have only hand washed the resulting fabric.

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              on my third project wirh this yarn

              By GG

              from Mechanicsburg,PA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Great
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shawls

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

                Diaphanous Shawl pattern provided free from yarn.com is perfect match for this yarn

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                • No

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