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Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy

Hemp is an incredible plant fiber that is valued for its strength and durability. It won’t wear out - instead, it will wear in - getting better with age. It will retain color better than any other fiber, including cotton, due to its porous nature which also allows the fiber to breathe. Blended with cotton and modal, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy is a slightly textured yarn that is a WEBS favorite. Made in Italy.

 

Content:
40% Hemp/40% Cotton/20% Modal
Care:
Machine Wash Warm, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/153yd
Gauge:
5.5-5.75 sts = 1” on US 4
Knitting Weight:
DK
$7.95 ball Discountable
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  • 041 Hazy Blue In Stock 35 balls $7.95
  • 042 Snow Shadow In Stock 18 balls $7.95
  • 043 Claret In Stock 37 balls $7.95
  • 046 Light Denim In Stock 18 balls $7.95
  • 049 Mustard In Stock 17 balls $7.95
  • 053 Egyptian Blue In Stock 27 balls $7.95
  • 054 Bleached White In Stock 7 balls $7.95
  • 055 Paris Green In Stock 26 balls $7.95
  • 061 Kingfisher Blue In Stock 32 balls $7.95
  • 058 Red Violet In Stock 20 balls $7.95
  • 059 Spring Grass In Stock 18 balls $7.95
  • 063 Gerbera Pink In Stock 31 balls $7.95
  • 064 Dark Wine In Stock 21 balls $7.95
  • 065 Bright Lime Green In Stock 34 balls $7.95
  • 066 Summer Blue In Stock 29 balls $7.95
  • 067 Dark Turquoise In Stock 31 balls $7.95
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Elsebeth LavoldHempathy
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (31)
  • Nice texture (31)
  • Dyed evenly (21)
  • Machine washable (17)
  • Knits quickly (15)

Cons

  • Twists up (4)
  • Snags (3)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (21)
  • Scarves (12)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (27), Artist (10), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for drapey summer sweaters/tunics

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting...Read complete review

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting drape is hard to beat. Only con would be repeated knots per skein. Didn't experience that in every skein, but the last four of the 16 skeins purchased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Interesting textured yarn.

I am using this yarn to knit Heidi Kirmaier's "Buttercup". I like the pattern, but the yarn does show some uneven stitches in my knitting. It is also very...Read complete review

I am using this yarn to knit Heidi Kirmaier's "Buttercup". I like the pattern, but the yarn does show some uneven stitches in my knitting. It is also very "splitty" so I have to watch my stitches as I am knitting. I do like the texture of the yarn.

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3.0

Hempathy-Elsebeth Lavold

By Kavc

from Chandler, AZ

Verified Buyer

Pros

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      Best Uses

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        HAD TO RETURN THIS - COULD NOT GET THE GAUGE I NEEDED FOR THE HAT I WAS MAKING FOR A GIFT. THOUGHT THE YARN WAS BEAUTIFUL THOUGH.

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        4.0

        Nice hemp yarn

        By Knittybits

        from Auckland New Zealand

        About Me Artist, Experimenter, Knit Addict, Knitter

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        Pros

        • Easy to knit
        • Great Colour
        • Great Texture
        • Nice drape

        Cons

        • A Little Light For Double

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          I used two strands together to knit a bag , it is a nice yarn easy to use and knits up we'll , I love using natural plant fibers , I would have liked it to be a bit thicker very fine duoble knitting yarn

          Service and delivery comments:

          Great service , arrived quickly , and In great condition

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          • No

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          2.0

          do not love it

          By nana's creations

          from Asheville NC

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly

          Cons

          • Coarse
          • Does Not Show Stitch D3fination
          • Does Not Show Stitch Defination
          • Scratchy Fiber
          • Very Loose Stitches

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

            I bought this to make a baby Outfit. as soon as I touched the yard it was so scratchy and stiff. Then I tried four rows and it was so loose it would not work I don't know if I'm going to use it at all

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            4.0

            Magic washing effect

            By Merilee

            from Indiana

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I was skeptical about this yarn at first. It knits up really unevenly and ugly. But after machine washing and drying, it is gorgeous!

              Although it is listed as a DK weight, it is on the light side and could be used as a sport weight.

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              5.0

              I love this yarn.

              By frm

              from SC

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                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                    I used this to make a beautiful waistcoat. It lays beautiful and was a dream to crochet with. The hook glides easily through the stitches.

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                    5.0

                    Great summer project

                    By Spruce Hill needleworks

                    from Pickering, Ontario, Canada

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                    Pros

                    • Adds Interesting Texture
                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • Twists Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                    Great service, as usual! I received a warning regarding unmatched colour lot, which was not a problem for me. Yarn arrived quickly and weas well packaged.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice feel & drape

                    By Lady D

                    from California

                    About Me Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • Unravels

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                    I used this for a hat pattern that called for 100% cotton. It is not quite as soft as cotton, but has better drape. I understand it will get softer with washing. I tend to crochet loosely and used a large hook. The threads separating were an occasional problem - could be more so for someone who crochets tightly.

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                    5.0

                    This worked well for the

                    By Damadedax

                    from Anchorage, AK

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lace Shawl For Summer

                      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                      I will buy this yarn again. Lovely saturated color.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Great service. Nicely packaged.

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                      5.0

                      Hempathy

                      By Pennyred

                      from Palm Beach, Florida

                      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                          Service is always awesome from WEBS - delivery on time - very happy with the yarn when came in as for the color that I chose - same as on line!

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                          4.0

                          Has great drape, great summer yarn

                          By BinaBKnits

                          from Reading, PA

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Coarse
                          • Unravels

                          Best Uses

                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                          I bought this to make the Linum Tee. So far, it's going well. A little hard on the hands but well worth it for the really beautiful drape it has. I got the denim color and when I washed my swatch it faded a slight bit...very subtle and I really liked it. It does show every little mistake, though, so if your tension is a little off, like mine is, it will show. Hopefully that will even out over washing / blocking. All in all, a very nice yarn.

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