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Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

We can't keep our hands off this wonderfully soft silk/wool blend! Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool has a fabulous nubbly texture and deep, beautiful colors. This DK weight yarn makes great warm but light garments, accessories, and afghans. Made in Italy.

Content:
45% Wool/35% Silk/20% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/191yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$9.95 hank Discountable
  • 08 Moss In Stock 38 hanks $9.95
  • 75 Griseldis Rose In Stock 27 hanks $9.95
  • 42 Rosehip In Stock 31 hanks $9.95
  • 74 Orange In Stock 31 hanks $9.95
  • 01 Chalk In Stock 31 hanks $9.95
  • 04 Charcoal In Stock 27 hanks $9.95
  • 05 Lava In Stock 42 hanks $9.95
  • 02 White Sand In Stock 30 hanks $9.95
  • 06 Ferrous Red In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 07 Yellow Ochre In Stock 36 hanks $9.95
  • 132 Oxblood In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 03 In Stock 37 hanks $9.95
  • 09 Verdigris In Stock 45 hanks $9.95
  • 10 Woad In Stock 2 hanks $9.95
  • 24 Claret In Stock 4 hanks $9.95
  • 29 Vibrant Green In Stock 25 hanks $9.95
  • 35 Petrol In Stock 32 hanks $9.95
  • 36 In Stock 13 hanks $9.95
  • 46 Midnight Blue In Stock 9 hanks $9.95
  • 52 Hunter Green Backordered $9.95
  • 54 Coffee Bean Brown In Stock 28 hanks $9.95
  • 56 Bristol Red In Stock 38 hanks $9.95
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  • 58 Columbine In Stock 32 hanks $9.95
  • 59 Hazy Blue In Stock 11 hanks $9.95
  • 60 Granite In Stock 25 hanks $9.95
  • 62 Acorn In Stock 27 hanks $9.95
  • 83 Sapling Green In Stock 19 hanks $9.95
  • 86 Dark Oak In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 88 Lavender Purple In Stock 33 hanks $9.95
  • 93 Bay Leaf In Stock 31 hanks $9.95
  • 96 Magenta In Stock 32 hanks $9.95
  • 101 Mallard In Stock 28 hanks $9.95
  • 106 Blackcurrant In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 109 Medium Grey In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 115 Eucalyptus In Stock 33 hanks $9.95
  • 116 Prussian Blue In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 126 Spring Green In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 133 Beryl Pink In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 134 Dusty Bluegreen In Stock 28 hanks $9.95
  • 142 Summer Sky In Stock 30 hanks $9.95
  • 143 Lagoon In Stock 27 hanks $9.95
  • 144 Bluegrass In Stock 30 hanks $9.95
  • 145 Tangelo Orange In Stock 30 hanks $9.95
  • 146 Fandango Purple In Stock 30 hanks $9.95
  • 147 Pale Ale In Stock 29 hanks $9.95
  • 148 Mountain Mist Green In Stock 29 hanks $9.95
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (53)
  • Good weight (49)
  • Dyed evenly (39)
  • Soft (29)
  • Knits quickly (20)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)
  • Vegetable matter (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (45)
  • Scarves (37)
  • Hats (16)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (47), Artist (8), Parent (8), Collector (6), Knitter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't get enough of this yarn

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely...Read complete review

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely love my finished sweater. It's lightweight but nice and warm and it layers well over blouses and tops. I was afraid I didn't have enough yarn to make the sleeves as long as I wanted, but found it easy to stretch them out during blocking. I was so impressed that I bought more in two different colors to make more sweaters. Can't wait to get started on them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works up like Fingering

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it...Read complete review

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it up. It's very lightweight, with a loose twist, so it knits up more as a fingering. This yarn would be ideal for a floaty, lacy scarf, but I wouldn't recommend it for a cozy sweater. That said, it's pretty, has a good hand, and the texture is just the teeniest bit pebbly. It knits up very evenly.

Reviewed by 67 customers

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5.0

Wonderful yarn

By Richmond Lady

from Glen Allen, VA

About Me Avid knitter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    Love this yarn.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    one of my favorites!

    By none

    from cooperstown, ny

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Lovely colors
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    I recommend it highly.

    Service and delivery comments:

    service and delivery great!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great Yarn

    By MinnesotaE

    from Minnesota

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      I love love love this yarn. It was an easy pick for a lighter weight sweater as a friend had used it before and I loved how it worked for her. On her recommendation I purchased it and whole heartedly agree. Friend says it washes and holds it shape extremely well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Knits up beautifully

      By Happy Knitter

      from Southwest

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

        This is beautiful yarn. I bought it in several colors to make shawls for gifts. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was the fact that several skeins had yarn pieced and tied together. I hate it when yarn companies piece their skeins. This causes yardage loss and should not be at the customers expense.

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        • No

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Jen who knits alot.

        from Vermont

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

          This yarn is perfect for lightweight, yet warm, sweaters for cool summer nights.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Can't get enough of this yarn

          By Aussie lover

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Bit Of A Fanatic Knitter, Slightly Fanatical Knitte

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

            I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely love my finished sweater. It's lightweight but nice and warm and it layers well over blouses and tops. I was afraid I didn't have enough yarn to make the sleeves as long as I wanted, but found it easy to stretch them out during blocking. I was so impressed that I bought more in two different colors to make more sweaters. Can't wait to get started on them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Nice yarn

            By CWW

            from Texas

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              This will make a very nice, lightweight sweater. This time the color was a little lighter and bluer than I expected.

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              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              a pleasure to knit

              By GLouise39

              from northern MN

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                I am knitting an openwork sweater...shortsleeved, so wondering if it will be too warm for summer..might make it long sleeved

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of my Go To Favorites

                By Jemije

                from Chicagoland

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  I have used Silky Wool many times and never been disappointed. It has a soft, tweedy effect but at a good price point. It is soft for next to the skin wear and comes in muted colors I like. Because of the silk, it would not be a good choice for a highly structured jacket or cardigan, IMO, but I did make a lace cardi this winter that turned out beautifully in grey, and completed a multicolor circular tube scarf with leftovers from that and other projects using Silky Wool. It does bleed some in the wash. Some people use vinegar, but I just plan on several lukewarm rinses and that solves the problem. The wash evens stitches nicely. It's a well behaved yarn. For the price/yardage, I highly recommend

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Color not as pictured

                  By E. Brady

                  from Hebron, KY

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                  • Color Not As Pictured

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  I'm surprised, given all of the technology available today, that a yarn merchant cannot represent colors better on their website. I think I've received 1 skein of yarn in the last 6 months that has been as pictured on a merchant's website. I'm very disappointed. I like other things about this yarn, just not the color.

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                  • No

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