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    Louet Gems Sport

    Louet Gems Sport is a 100% wool, machine washable yarn that's perfect for all of the projects you're looking for that require a sport weight yarn. The tight twist of Gems Sport minimizes pilling while remaining elastic. From baby projects to socks to garments, the fantastic stitch definition of this soft yarn will make your stitches pop, and your finished project a truly stunning piece! 

    Note: Once the current stock is depleted, the following colors aren't expected to be back in stock until June: 2013 & 2573.

    Content:
    100% Merino Wool
    Care:
    Machine Wash Regular
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/225yd
    Gauge:
    5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
    Knitting Weight:
    Sport
    $15.50 hank Discountable
    • 2573 French Blue In Stock 11 hanks $15.50
    • 2013 Champagne In Stock 8 hanks $15.50
    • 2223 Black In Stock 39 hanks $15.50
    • 2393 Fern Green In Stock 7 hanks $15.50
    • 2423 Eggplant In Stock 15 hanks $15.50
    • 2483 Aqua In Stock 18 hanks $15.50
    • 2513 Pink Panther In Stock 10 hanks $15.50
    • 2543 Teal In Stock 8 hanks $15.50
    • 2553 Willow In Stock 29 hanks $15.50
    • 2583 Burgundy In Stock 22 hanks $15.50
    • 2683 Steel Grey In Stock 24 hanks $15.50
    • 2703 White In Stock 29 hanks $15.50
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    LouetGems Sport
     
    4.1

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Dyed evenly (7)
    • Machine washable (6)
    • Good weight (5)
    • Soft (5)
    • Nice texture (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves (5)
      • Hats (5)
      • Sweaters (5)
      • Socks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      4.0

      Gems sport

      By Carol

      from Oregon

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

          I purchase this yarn on sale so cannot return it. The color was called Steel Gray, looked like a medium to dark gray online, and is in reality a light gray with a purple hue. Not at all what I wanted.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Welcome choice for sport yarn

          By Stitches

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 100 Gm Skeins
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • No pilling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blankets
            • Children's Wear
            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

            I have used Louet Gems fingering weight yarn for years, so when I needed a sport weight yarn and discovered that Gems came in that weight, too, it was a no-brainer. I was not disappointed. Because this merino yarn is tightly twisted, it does not have the "soft" texture that less tightly spun merino does. However, it does not pill, and it "wears like iron". Like virtually all machine washable wool yarn, the gauge you get when you knit is not the gauge you will get after the finished item is washed and blocked. Swatching is a must, followed by at least two washings and dryings. I find that I need to use needles at least two sizes smaller than directions call for. The last item I knit called for size 6 needles. I used size 4 to get the washed gauge needed, and the item still ended up larger than I aimed for. It was for a rapidly growing child, so it was OK. I used color eggplant; some excess dye was removed by the wash, but this is true of virtually any wool yarn that has any shade of red dye used in its processing. I like this yarn, and I ordered more for another project. I think all DK and sport weight yarn should come in 100 gm. skeins, so this for me is an added reason to choose it.

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            5.0

            wonderful yarn

            By kittenknit

            from Colorado

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not enough color choices

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Socks

            Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

            I am excited to have discovered this awesome yarn. I am making socks with it, but it would be great for other items. The only drawback is there are not enough color choices. Also, be sure to buy enough (2 skeins) for a pair of nice thick socks.

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            5.0

            Gems sport yarn deserves its name, a gem

            By Penelope1

            from Canada

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

              I am really satisfied with this yarn even when the waiting period is long when backordered. Soft, great stich definition, great product. I would like more colour choices.

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              1.0

              Weakness in yarn mars performance

              By Grandma K

              from West Hartford, Ct

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Weak Points That Tear

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

              The product knit up OK but there were lumps and weak spots where some of the threads that were twisted to make the strand were torn. I had to tie knots in those sections. When i missed one, it broke and I had a hole in the sweater I was still knotting.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              quality yarn, a keeper

              By silly request

              from saratoga springs, ny

              About Me Parent, Retired

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Machine Washable
              • No pills
              • Quality
              • Showcases work
              • Soft
              • Stitch definition

              Cons

              • Really none

              Best Uses

              • Childrens blankets
              • Childrens garments
              • Womens topscardigans

              Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

              i try to use it only when it really counts for me, the yarn is a little on the higher end, but you get what you pay for, and well worth the price.

              forgot to mention, great for stranded knitting as well

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A Workhorse in Sport Weight

              By Demetria

              from Raleigh NC

              About Me Enthusiast, Obsessed Knitter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good stitch definition
              • Good Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

                I made a cabled vest for my husband and this yarn was perfect. Firm, thin, durable, no-nonsense yarn in a rich masculine burgundy. Be sure to wash your swatch when checking gauge, because it grows a lot in length.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful yarn

                By Abbie

                from Markleeville, CA

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

                  I love this yarn! Nice weight, pretty colors, doesn't pill. So far I've only knit it in stockinette but I've seen it used for cables and it's gorgeous. Heirloom quality.

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