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    Ella Rae Lace Merino

    Ella Rae Lace Merino is an incredibly soft machine washable merino in gorgeous dyed colorways. This fingering weight yarn would be great for shawls and other delicate accessories, and would also make cozy socks.  Made in Italy.

    Content:
    100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
    Care:
    Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/460yd
    Gauge:
    7.25 sts = 1" on US 4
    Knitting Weight:
    Fingering
    $24.95 hank $12.99 hank
    • 137 Grey, Lilac, Grey-green In Stock 50+ hanks $12.99
    • 138 Peach, Pink, Purple In Stock 50+ hanks $12.99
    • 143 Sky, Turquoise, Deep Purple In Stock 40 hanks $12.99
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    Ella RaeLace Merino
     
    4.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (6)
    • Soft (6)
    • Nice texture (5)
    • Easy to fix (4)
    • Knits quickly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (4)
      • Socks (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Looks gorgeous, wears well.

      I made a simple roll-brimmed hat out of the lace merino, using size 1 needles. At least 8 people have commented on how beautiful the hat is! The color of the yarn is...Read complete review

      I made a simple roll-brimmed hat out of the lace merino, using size 1 needles. At least 8 people have commented on how beautiful the hat is! The color of the yarn is so striking that an item of simple stocking stitch will pop. The hat loosens a little with wear, but pulls back to original shape with washing. I have only hand-washed the hat (several times), even though it's supposed to be machine washable, as I haven't wanted to risk ruining it. However, since making it I've acquired a large stash of this yarn, so I'll probably try throwing it into a lingerie bag in a normal wash at some point. Great stitch definition. Like the previous reviewer, I think small needles are a must for socks - no larger than size 1 would be my recommendation.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not that great

      Really not that great for lace knitting...very thin even for lace weight and breaks easily. I had a lot of trouble winding the skein. I started making a lacy shawl with lots...Read complete review

      Really not that great for lace knitting...very thin even for lace weight and breaks easily. I had a lot of trouble winding the skein. I started making a lacy shawl with lots of "holes" and it has not turned out that well so far. I will be frogging it to make a more closely-knit accessory (e.g. hat)instead. Based on the fibre content and lack of strength, I don't think it will work that well as a sock yarn either.

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      5.0

      absolutely love this yarn

      By gillibunny

      from Canada

      About Me Sock Addict

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

        Incredibly soft. Would buy this again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Fingering weight lace yarn

        By Stitches

        from Upstate NY

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Scarves
          • Socks

          Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

          I knitted a long narrow scarf with beaded ends and am nearly finished with a second scarf of the same pattern but a different colorway. Each takes one skein. This is a very even yarn with no thick or thin spots. There was one knot in the first skein and none thus far in the second. Color changes are relatively close together, so there is no "stripe" or pooling effect.

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          5.0

          Beautiful yarn! Easy to work with.

          By Gina

          from New Albany, Indiana

          About Me Artist, Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Shawls Wraps
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

            This yarn is wonderful to work with, and makes an absolutely beautiful and unique garment.

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            5.0

            Lovely yarn

            By Nadine

            from St. Louis

            Pros

            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

              I made a beautiful sweater calling for a fingering weight and used size six needle. It blocks very well and has gorgeous drape. The skeins are different so I would advise alternating skeins to avoid an obvious color change. I love the feel of this yarn and had no problems winding, no splitting or knots or any issues.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Not one bad thing about it.

              By Dominorip

              from Missouri

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                  I made my first shawl with this yarn. It is soft, does not separate, the colors are flattering and do not pool funny. I can't think of anything I did not like about this yarn. I had heard from another knitter that she had been shorted on yardage, but that was not the situation with me. I had plenty of yarn left when done with the project. I would use this yarn again in a heartbeat.

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                  5.0

                  Great basic handpaint for socks!

                  By kate the gr8

                  from jersey city, nj

                  About Me Artist, Collector

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Stretches

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                  Smooth yarn. Great colors. and colorfast!

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Not that great

                  By Appleby

                  from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice colours
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                      Really not that great for lace knitting...very thin even for lace weight and breaks easily. I had a lot of trouble winding the skein. I started making a lacy shawl with lots of "holes" and it has not turned out that well so far. I will be frogging it to make a more closely-knit accessory (e.g. hat)instead. Based on the fibre content and lack of strength, I don't think it will work that well as a sock yarn either.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Hanks were a mess

                      By Touchelarose

                      from Durango, CO

                      Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                      The yarn is nice, but...I ordered two hanks and both were a mess and ended up in a big knot when wound.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Looks gorgeous, wears well.

                      By Anonymous

                      from Santa Fe, NM

                      Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                      I made a simple roll-brimmed hat out of the lace merino, using size 1 needles. At least 8 people have commented on how beautiful the hat is! The color of the yarn is so striking that an item of simple stocking stitch will pop. The hat loosens a little with wear, but pulls back to original shape with washing. I have only hand-washed the hat (several times), even though it's supposed to be machine washable, as I haven't wanted to risk ruining it. However, since making it I've acquired a large stash of this yarn, so I'll probably try throwing it into a lingerie bag in a normal wash at some point. Great stitch definition. Like the previous reviewer, I think small needles are a must for socks - no larger than size 1 would be my recommendation.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful

                      By Anonymous

                      from Norton, MA

                      Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                      I've used this yarn for two shawls so far. The colorways are beautiful, the stitches pop, and the yarn, while very thin, is easy to work with and doesn't tangle. I would make a shawl with every color. You would have to use a very small needle (size zero) to make socks though.

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