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Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

We can't keep our hands off this wonderfully soft silk & wool blend! Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool has a fabulous nubbly texture and deep, beautiful colors. This DK weight yarn makes great warm but light garments, accessories, and afghans. Made in Italy.

Content:
45% Wool/35% Silk/20% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/191yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$9.95 hank Discountable
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (56)
  • Good weight (52)
  • Dyed evenly (42)
  • Soft (31)
  • Knits quickly (21)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)
  • Vegetable matter (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (47)
  • Scarves (39)
  • Hats (16)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (50), Artist (9), Parent (8), Collector (6), Knitter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (61), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't get enough of this yarn

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely...Read complete review

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely love my finished sweater. It's lightweight but nice and warm and it layers well over blouses and tops. I was afraid I didn't have enough yarn to make the sleeves as long as I wanted, but found it easy to stretch them out during blocking. I was so impressed that I bought more in two different colors to make more sweaters. Can't wait to get started on them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works up like Fingering

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it...Read complete review

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it up. It's very lightweight, with a loose twist, so it knits up more as a fingering. This yarn would be ideal for a floaty, lacy scarf, but I wouldn't recommend it for a cozy sweater. That said, it's pretty, has a good hand, and the texture is just the teeniest bit pebbly. It knits up very evenly.

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5.0

I love the colors and texture

By AZDanetta

from Arizona

About Me Enthusiast, Intermediate knitter

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful colors
  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Afghans
    • Pillow covers
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    I have made a neck scarf, baby blanket, and pillow cover so far. I also plan to knit a cardigan. I own many colors and will figure out what to do with my stash as time goes on, but I feel very creative and happy using this yarn.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Only Swatched So Far But SO Impressed

    By Oil Painter

    from Saint Paul, MN

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      I have seen this yarn around for years but only decided to try it with WEBS' sale and color selection. Why did I wait? I've only swatched a textured three-color pattern and cable with moss stitch but both are excellent. The combination of wool and silk gives this yarn a lovely texture without losing any stitch definition. If you didn't read the yarn label, you'd swear from the knit-up appearance that it was majority raw silk. And it's feel surprised me. I can only wear soft wool blends next to my skin; I'm going to try it with this yarn because it's so non-scratchy. I have ordered three more colors of this yarn and I'm scoping out a couple of others - I may be late to the party but I learn fast. Love this yarn. (The colors in the swatch are 36 Cinnamon, 29 Vibrant Green and 74 Orange. I also have 147 Pale Ale which is almost identical to Cinnamon but with more tweedy speckles.)

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Silky wool

      By Susie

      from Blaine, MN

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Socks

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

        I am thrilled to have found this yarn. I needed it for the Norwegian sock in Elsebeth's Viking Knits. I used a comparable yarn for my first pair, but there is no comparison. When at my sister's in Green Bay last week, we placed another order together and saved postage. The colors are yummy!!! Keep knitting.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful yarn

        By Richmond Lady

        from Glen Allen, VA

        About Me Avid knitter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

          Love this yarn.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          one of my favorites!

          By none

          from cooperstown, ny

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

          I recommend it highly.

          Service and delivery comments:

          service and delivery great!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great Yarn

          By MinnesotaE

          from Minnesota

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

            I love love love this yarn. It was an easy pick for a lighter weight sweater as a friend had used it before and I loved how it worked for her. On her recommendation I purchased it and whole heartedly agree. Friend says it washes and holds it shape extremely well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Knits up beautifully

            By Happy Knitter

            from Southwest

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              This is beautiful yarn. I bought it in several colors to make shawls for gifts. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was the fact that several skeins had yarn pieced and tied together. I hate it when yarn companies piece their skeins. This causes yardage loss and should not be at the customers expense.

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              • No

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              4.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By Jen who knits alot.

              from Vermont

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                This yarn is perfect for lightweight, yet warm, sweaters for cool summer nights.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Can't get enough of this yarn

                By Aussie lover

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Bit Of A Fanatic Knitter, Slightly Fanatical Knitte

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely love my finished sweater. It's lightweight but nice and warm and it layers well over blouses and tops. I was afraid I didn't have enough yarn to make the sleeves as long as I wanted, but found it easy to stretch them out during blocking. I was so impressed that I bought more in two different colors to make more sweaters. Can't wait to get started on them.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice yarn

                  By CWW

                  from Texas

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                    This will make a very nice, lightweight sweater. This time the color was a little lighter and bluer than I expected.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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