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Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace

Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace is a luxurious laceweight yarn from Classic Elite. The alpaca provides a lovely softness and halo, while the silk creates a subtle sheen. Create airy and warm lace garments you'll treasure for years. Made in Peru.


 

Content:
70% Alpaca/ 30% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/460yd
Gauge:
8.5 sts = 1" on US 2
Knitting Weight:
Lace
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Classic Elite YarnsSilky Alpaca Lace
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (24)
  • Nice texture (22)
  • Soft (22)
  • Dyed evenly (14)
  • Knits quickly (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (13)
    • Gloves (5)
    • Sweaters (4)
    • Shawls (3)
    • Socks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (19), Parent (6), Artist (5), Collector (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    First-rate lace yarn

    Of all the alpaca lace yarns I've tried, the CE Silky Alpaca lace is one of my favorites--among the best alpaca/silk available. I love the subtle sheen and strength of the...Read complete review

    Of all the alpaca lace yarns I've tried, the CE Silky Alpaca lace is one of my favorites--among the best alpaca/silk available. I love the subtle sheen and strength of the silk .The alpaca is soft without having too much halo so your stitch work really shines. The muted colors are rich-- neither bland nor garish. It's a perfect yarn for lace shawls and scarves!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Love it but It turned my hands blue

    I love the dark blue/green color but it bled onto my hands while I was knitting. I have used Silky Alpaca before in lighter colors and never had this problem. Webs advised me...Read complete review

    I love the dark blue/green color but it bled onto my hands while I was knitting. I have used Silky Alpaca before in lighter colors and never had this problem. Webs advised me to do a vinegar wash on the yarn, but I should not have to do that.. I guess a test swatch is in my future.

    I really do love the loft, weight, feel and sheen of the Silky Alpaca and hope this was just a bad batch. I am not giving up on a product I have enjoyed so much in the past.

    Reviewed by 31 customers

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    5.0

    Beautiful

    By Laurwarr

    from Private

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

    I am using this to make the Celtic Knot stole on Ravelry as a Bridal Shower gift for my nephew's fiancé. I love the way it looks. Look for it soon! Laurwarr

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    5.0

    soft and versatile

    By lucky lady

    from Oswego, NY

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A Pleasure To Crochet
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

        I used 4 strands of this to crochet a lacy shawl as I tried to recreate colors I observed on a recent overseas trip. it is wonderful for this purpose and incredibly soft.

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        4.0

        Worth the work.

        By TwistedRibber

        from Menlo Park, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Unravels

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

        This is not a "sticky yarn" (no wool) so it unravels quickly. This can be a disaster with lace knitting where the pattern is not obvious. If you're in the outer reaches of a circular shawl, be sure to run waste yarn through a round now and then. If you "lose it", you can save yourself many days of work.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Soft and Simple

        By Car54

        from Santa Barbara, CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

          I used this yarn to knit a long scarf. The pattern called for doubling the yarn. I think I could have used just a single strand or two different colors together to make a tweed. This yarn is very versatile.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this yarn again and agains

          By Ginette

          from Montréal, Québec, Canada

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

            Excellent service as always.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Silky Alpaca Lace is a work horse

            By AnneBinMaine

            from Maine

            About Me Enthusiast, Laceaholic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Workhorse

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Shawls

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

              Great yardage for price and easy to use on almost any lace project.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              I <3 this yarn

              By cjr2011

              from toronto,on

              About Me Knitter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful sheen
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Great drape

              Cons

              • Tangles easily

              Best Uses

              • Shawls - Lace

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

              I made a gorgeous shawl with this yarn. Love the way it looks knit up - get compliments every time I wear. I soaked in Eucalan and then blocked - minimal dye leak and never effected the other colors (used 2 colors together in my shawl)

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was prompt but I had to email in to get a notification of shipping as it does not happen with international (Canada) customers.
              Yarn was securely packaged

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful but too fine for my use

              By Ann

              from Blythewood, SC

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Snags

              Best Uses

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                It's too fine and too easy to snag for me to crochet with, but I'm sure others would love it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Silky Alpaca Lace

                By Shibi-Chan

                from Albuquerque, NM

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                    I am super picky about my wool yarns whether it be Merino, Alpaca, Sheep or Lamb, and was honestly scared that it would turn out to be as coarse as other yarns but it's perfect. I am constantly wanting contact with this yarn.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    beautiful lace weight

                    By cgstilley

                    from Northern Virginia

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • Snags

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace:

                    I'm using this to make a wedding shawl. I had to frog a good bit as I learned the pattern and the yarn behaved beautifully.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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