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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 34 hanks $9.95
  • 166 Faded Denim - New! In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 167 Summer Rose - New! In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 169 Goldenrod - New! In Stock 19 hanks $9.95
  • 170 Grove Of Pine - New! In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 171 Bluebells - New! In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 172 Boysenberries - New! In Stock 38 hanks $9.95
  • 173 African Violet - New! In Stock 43 hanks $9.95
  • 158 Tangerine In Stock 46 hanks $9.95
  • 159 Kelly Green In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 160 Nautical In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 161 Nightfall In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 162 Merlot In Stock 30 hanks $9.95
  • 163 Milano Red In Stock 33 hanks $9.95
  • 164 Twilight Blue In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 165 Salmon In Stock 10 hanks $9.95
  • 150 Wild Honey In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 151 Manhattan Mist In Stock 29 hanks $9.95
  • 153 Purple Orchid In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 155 Niagara Fall In Stock 35 hanks $9.95
  • 156 Yellow Cabbage In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 157 Empire Yellow In Stock 10 hanks $9.95
  • 01 Chalk In Stock 27 hanks $9.95
  • 02 White Sand In Stock 34 hanks $9.95
  • 04 Charcoal In Stock 38 hanks $9.95
  • 05 Lava In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 07 Yellow Ochre In Stock 3 hanks $9.95
  • 09 Verdigris In Stock 31 hanks $9.95
  • 75 Griseldis Rose In Stock 8 hanks $9.95
  • 42 Rosehip In Stock 1 hank $9.95
  • 74 Orange In Stock 19 hanks $9.95
  • 132 Oxblood In Stock 37 hanks $9.95
  • 29 Vibrant Green In Stock 3 hanks $9.95
  • 35 Petrol In Stock 22 hanks $9.95
  • 52 Hunter Green In Stock 10 hanks $9.95
  • 54 Coffee Bean Brown In Stock 16 hanks $9.95
  • 56 Bristol Red In Stock 25 hanks $9.95
  • 58 Columbine In Stock 23 hanks $9.95
  • 83 Sapling Green In Stock 32 hanks $9.95
  • 86 Dark Oak In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 93 Bay Leaf In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 96 Magenta In Stock 40 hanks $9.95
  • 101 Mallard In Stock 35 hanks $9.95
  • 109 Medium Grey In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 115 Eucalyptus In Stock 3 hanks $9.95
  • 116 Prussian Blue In Stock 6 hanks $9.95
  • 133 Beryl Pink In Stock 25 hanks $9.95
  • 134 Dusty Bluegreen In Stock 2 hanks $9.95
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (74)
  • Good weight (68)
  • Dyed evenly (51)
  • Soft (44)
  • Knits quickly (31)

Cons

  • Vegetable matter (4)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (60)
  • Scarves (53)
  • Hats (19)
  • Gloves (13)
  • Shawls (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (66), Artist (10), Parent (9), Collector (6), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), 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 92 customers

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4.0

Good for Spring and Fall

By FiberFevered

from Connecticut

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Grows A Lot When Blocked

Best Uses

  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

Having never tried SilkyWool before, I wanted it for a springtime sweater, which I am just now finishing up (a "Woodfords'). Springtime can pose problems for me because April and May can sound like they should be warm, but I am often cold. I want to look like spring but not shiver. I think Silky Wool achieves this in that it is lightweight yet warm but does not look or feel wintery.

Although it's not cashmere in feel, and even a touch crunchy, it has been comfortable to knit with. Wet-blocking has made it softer and smoother -- which I like -- but has also made it grow even more than I expected -- which I don't like. Next time I use it, I will steam-block in order to smooth and soften the fabric with less growing.

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  • No

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5.0

Yummy yarn!

By Thea

from San Marcos,CA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    This was an addition yarn and color for mixing with multicolor yarn from my stash. It matches nicely and blends well. Pleased with it!!!

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    • No

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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

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        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

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          See all my reviews

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          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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