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4.4

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 - New! In Stock 2 hanks $9.95
  • 166 Faded Denim - New! In Stock 2 hanks $9.95
  • 167 Summer Rose - New! In Stock 13 hanks $9.95
  • 169 Goldenrod - New! In Stock 24 hanks $9.95
  • 170 Grove Of Pine - New! In Stock 25 hanks $9.95
  • 171 Bluebells - New! In Stock 22 hanks $9.95
  • 172 Boysenberries - New! In Stock 8 hanks $9.95
  • 173 African Violet - New! In Stock 16 hanks $9.95
  • 158 Tangerine In Stock 36 hanks $9.95
  • 159 Kelly Green In Stock 31 hanks $9.95
  • 160 Nautical In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 161 Nightfall In Stock 11 hanks $9.95
  • 162 Merlot In Stock 10 hanks $9.95
  • 163 Milano Red In Stock 33 hanks $9.95
  • 164 Twilight Blue In Stock 1 hank $9.95
  • 165 Salmon In Stock 15 hanks $9.95
  • 150 Wild Honey In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 151 Manhattan Mist In Stock 36 hanks $9.95
  • 153 Purple Orchid In Stock 13 hanks $9.95
  • 154 Pick Icing In Stock 2 hanks $9.95
  • 155 Niagara Fall In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 156 Yellow Cabbage In Stock 47 hanks $9.95
  • 157 Empire Yellow In Stock 5 hanks $9.95
  • 01 Chalk Backordered $9.95
  • 02 White Sand In Stock 1 hank $9.95
  • 04 Charcoal In Stock 22 hanks $9.95
  • 05 Lava In Stock 27 hanks $9.95
  • 09 Verdigris In Stock 11 hanks $9.95
  • 132 Oxblood In Stock 45 hanks $9.95
  • 29 Vibrant Green In Stock 3 hanks $9.95
  • 35 Petrol In Stock 11 hanks $9.95
  • 54 Coffee Bean Brown In Stock 18 hanks $9.95
  • 56 Bristol Red In Stock 11 hanks $9.95
  • 58 Columbine In Stock 44 hanks $9.95
  • 60 Granite In Stock 1 hank $9.95
  • 83 Sapling Green Backordered $9.95
  • 86 Dark Oak In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 93 Bay Leaf In Stock 42 hanks $9.95
  • 96 Magenta In Stock 19 hanks $9.95
  • 101 Mallard In Stock 18 hanks $9.95
  • 109 Medium Grey In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 116 Prussian Blue In Stock 4 hanks $9.95
  • 133 Beryl Pink In Stock 25 hanks $9.95
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (72)
  • Good weight (67)
  • Dyed evenly (49)
  • Soft (44)
  • Knits quickly (30)

Cons

  • Vegetable matter (4)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (58)
  • Scarves (51)
  • Hats (19)
  • Gloves (13)
  • Shawls (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (64), Artist (10), Parent (9), Collector (6), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80), Yes (4)

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 90 customers

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5.0

Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

By Kim

from Brockport, NY

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    Fast delivery

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My go to yarn for tops and sweaters

    By ljg456

    from NYC

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Flowing
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture
    • Nubby
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters
      • Tops

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      I've used this yarn on several pullovers and friends have used it for many cardigans and tops. It has an amazing drape and I'm a big fan of tweedy yarns. This has that texture. The colors are wonderful. Knits up beautifully on a #6 or #7 needle for most of us.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Perfect for summer

      By Knitting fanatic/frenetic

      from Montreal QC Canada

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

        First, this yarn is a sport weight, definitely not a DK. Swatch on #4 needles (wooden Dream'z): Before blocking: 24 st x 32 r; after blocking: 23 st x 32 r.

        That being said, fabric looks and feels wonderful! It is very light, not too dense nor too open, and shows lots of drape. Perhaps this tighter gauge might prevent garment from growing at blocking. The Manhattan Mist is a great neutral for summer.

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        • No

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        5.0

        perfect for in between seasons

        By Realtor Rif

        from Lincoln, NE

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ideal For Spring And Fall
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

          order fulfillment is slow averaging 3 days. Once order ships it arrives quickly.

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          • No

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          5.0

          i would buy this product again and again

          By Pat

          from AZ

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              i used product to knit a poncho

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Pills horrendously and the color bleeds at every wash.

              By Nelson8295

              from new york city, ny

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • Sheds

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                I knitted a lacy cardigan and at the first wash the color bled copiously even after several rinses. Furthermore, it pills horrendously. Will not recommend this yarn.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Silky wool

                By The knitter

                from Columbia, sc

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  I love knitting with this yarn. Garments look so beautiful

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Unexpected Lovely Wool!

                  By Knitting Mom

                  from East Stroudsburg, PA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good stitch definition
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft
                  • Wonderful drape

                  Cons

                  • A Few Knots In Skeins

                  Best Uses

                  • Cowls
                  • Scarves
                  • Shawls

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  Knitting a lace and cable scarf and this yarn is just perfect!

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Lovely to work with

                  By Victoria

                  from Big Bear Lake, CA

                  About Me Artist, Parent, Proficient Knitter

                  Pros

                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Rich colors

                  Cons

                  • Vegetable Matter

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                    I am currently using this to knit a vintage 1930s sweater pattern and I'm loving it! I have to agree that it really isn't a DK weight - it seems more sport weight, but that is perfect for what I'm knitting. I'm using 3.5mm needles (US size 4), but it could be worked with an even smaller size. Anyway, the color is beautiful and the drape is perfect. The only complaint I have is that there is a lot of VM (vegetable matter) throughout and it's rather a pain having to periodically stop and pick out the tiny pieces.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Lovely yarn to use in weaving

                    By Patty

                    from Mechanicsville, PA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Good For Warp And Weft

                      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                      I am a weaver and have made some lovely scarves with this yarn. Yarn does tend to pill with excessive wear. Yarn is soft and terms good next to skin. Beautiful colors.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Fast delivery. Orders always accurately completed.

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                      • No

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