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Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk

Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk is a captivating yarn with an interesting composition - it's made of viscose fiber with a touch of silk, and matte tufts that provide contrast to the smooth viscose. It's perfect for comfortable warm-weather garments. Made in Italy

Content:
90% Viscose/10% Silk
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/132yds
Gauge:
5-5.25 sts = 1" on US 4
Knitting Weight:
DK
$7.95 ball $3.79 ball
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Elsebeth LavoldViSilk
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (10)
  • Good weight (9)
  • Nice texture (8)
  • Dyed evenly (6)
  • Knits quickly (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (6)
    • Scarves (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7), Artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sooooo Soft

    I am knitting the Askew Cardigan featured in Knit.wear Spring 2013 and so far I am very happy with this yarn. It knits up beautifully but I had to switch from my metal needles...Read complete review

    I am knitting the Askew Cardigan featured in Knit.wear Spring 2013 and so far I am very happy with this yarn. It knits up beautifully but I had to switch from my metal needles to rosewood ones because the yarn was just too slippery on metal. Bonus is the slippery makes it knit up really fast.

    The only complaint is that the yarn splits a bit, it is a hundred tiny strands of kitten soft fiber goodness in a medium twist so you have to pay attention to it and use sharp needle tips. I can put up with the splits...its so worth it.

    It has beautiful drape and holds its shape well, there is almost no stretching, which I was a bit worried about. The stitch definition is amazing, I would love to see cables or lace in this. Also for the silk content, you don't get that heavy musty silk smell you get with some yarns.

    If I hadn't already blown my yarn budget for the month I'd go get more...:-) very happy.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    pretty untill you knit with it

    i would not recommend this yarn to anyone. It pills and looks like it was washed and worn as you start knitting on it. it is very soft that is the only good quality...Read complete review

    i would not recommend this yarn to anyone. It pills and looks like it was washed and worn as you start knitting on it. it is very soft that is the only good quality it has.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    3.0

    glad I got it on sale!

    By Karina

    from Chicago, Illinois

    About Me Artist, Knit designer, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Enough Twist
    • Not For Beginners
    • Split Apart

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

      I made a blouse for a client with this yarn and thought the yarn is beautiful and soft on the skin, the only concern I do have is that while knitting it, it snagged a lot and the yarn does not have enough twist to keep from splitting while knitting. Therefore, i do not recommend it for beginners.

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      4.0

      Nice feel for a baby's sweater.

      By Fiber Angel

      from Virginia

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

      I used this yarn to knit my new granddaughter a sweater. I loved the feel of this yarn, as well as the unique color. The only negative comment I have is that it would unravel occasionally while knitting.

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      4.0

      I like it!

      By TagandLink

      from Readfield, ME

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Splitty

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

        I used this to make Baby Cocktail's Vodka Lemonade. So far, I think it will drape very nicely. The silk shows off in the seed stitch in particular. It is not as pleasant to knit with as I'd like. I don't like knitting with cottons and this seems similar. I much prefer a merino but for those who like to knit with cotton and cotton blends this will be much silkier. I'm using Karbonz circulars.

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        5.0

        Sooooo Soft

        By Dragonladylewis

        from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent, Yarn horder

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Splits

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

        I am knitting the Askew Cardigan featured in Knit.wear Spring 2013 and so far I am very happy with this yarn. It knits up beautifully but I had to switch from my metal needles to rosewood ones because the yarn was just too slippery on metal. Bonus is the slippery makes it knit up really fast.

        The only complaint is that the yarn splits a bit, it is a hundred tiny strands of kitten soft fiber goodness in a medium twist so you have to pay attention to it and use sharp needle tips. I can put up with the splits...its so worth it.

        It has beautiful drape and holds its shape well, there is almost no stretching, which I was a bit worried about. The stitch definition is amazing, I would love to see cables or lace in this. Also for the silk content, you don't get that heavy musty silk smell you get with some yarns.

        If I hadn't already blown my yarn budget for the month I'd go get more...:-) very happy.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Lovely & soft

        By Magdalen

        from Endless Mountains, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good stitch definition
        • Knits Quickly
        • Lovely hand
        • Nice Muted Sheen
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Splits Into Thin Threads

        Best Uses

        • Lacecable Sweater

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

        I like the slubs and the dull sheen. My only complaint (and it's small) would be that once the yarn has untwisted, it's hard to corral all the threads.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        This is beautiful soft yarn

        By Linda

        from GA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

          I have not finished the sweater I am making, but it is going to be a beautiful spring knit for my daughter. We live in the south so I think it will be an ideal weight for our warm spring weather.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Service was great and prompt as it always is.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Not Colorfast

          By chasfrog

          from Hilton Head, SC

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Color Runs - Red Hands

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

          Wash this thoroughly as the color rubs off on everything... not colorfast :-(

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great yarn for Baby Cocktails pattern

          By DeborahDarling

          from Colorado

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

            Used this for Baby Coctails "Vodka Lemonade" pattern. Perfect gauge, great color, good drape. Plan to buy more.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            pretty untill you knit with it

            By jl

            from florida

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soft

            Cons

            • Pills
            • Sheds
            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

            i would not recommend this yarn to anyone. It pills and looks like it was washed and worn as you start knitting on it. it is very soft that is the only good quality it has.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very pretty and light weight...

            By Artistic1

            from Athens, GA

            About Me Artist, Knitter And Weaver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Rich Looking And Silky
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Sheds
            • Splits But Not Badly

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold ViSilk:

            Loved this yarn so much that I ordered more and changed my plans from making a shawl to making a sweater. Not finished yet but it will be lovely.

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