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Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors

Your tootsies will thank you for knitting socks in this lovely color-washed sock yarn. Classic Elite Alpaca Sox contains a generous dose of 60% alpaca with a heaping helping of merino to make soft, warm socks (or mittens!), and the array of colors in each skein makes for real luxury. A big skein of 450 yards makes two socks and then some. Made in Peru.
Content:
60% Alpaca/20% Merino Wool/20% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/450yds
Gauge:
8 sts = 1" US 2
Knitting Weight:
Sock
$19.95 hank $10.99 hank
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  • 1888 Flamingo In Stock 29 hanks $10.99
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Classic Elite YarnsAlpaca Sox Discontinued Colors
 
4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (25)
  • Good weight (22)
  • Nice texture (21)
  • Dyed evenly (12)
  • Knits quickly (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (22)
    • Socks (19)
    • Gloves (10)
    • Hats (10)
    • Shawls (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (16), Artist (5), Parent (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Too nice for socks!

    I bought this because of the great price at WEBS and also the colors...plus I love Alpaca! I used this yarn for two simple triangular shawls. The gorgeous colors are really on...Read complete review

    I bought this because of the great price at WEBS and also the colors...plus I love Alpaca! I used this yarn for two simple triangular shawls. The gorgeous colors are really on display! The yarn is Very soft..lovely to work with! I found no knots...no damaged spots...just a soft, beautiful yarn. It is loosely spun, I had to pay attention to avoid splits..but it was not a big issue. I used a 6 needle to get a lacey look and the result looks Much more sophisticated than a garter shawl! This yarn is a joy to work with!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lovely for less vigorously used sox

    The three stars = "average, ordinary" for me means that while this yarn is beautiful, it won't meet the needs I have for socks that stand up to how we...Read complete review

    The three stars = "average, ordinary" for me means that while this yarn is beautiful, it won't meet the needs I have for socks that stand up to how we live here in the land of giant ferns and banana slugs. I started a pair of socks with this yarn. First I had to keep shrinking my hook from the usual B to steel 1, then 2, then 3. This wasn't easy, as the finish of the yarn is rather fuzzy. As the stitches emerged, I realized there's no way this fabric would hold up to the rigors of Alpine boots or hiking sandals slogging through mud and water. I found it way too thin, and the two plys seemed constantly wanting a divorce from each other. So I frogged out the footie and have plans to carry two strands of the yarn for a more decorative garment. It's really pretty stuff.

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    4.0

    soooo soft

    By Susan the lace knitter

    from CT

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

      I am not a fan of the stitch definition in alpaca yarn but I loved the colors so I tried several skeins. The yarn knit up nicely and made great warm mitts which were an immediate hit with my knitting club.
      As usual, Webs is so efficient and fast on delivery.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Lovely to knit with, delightful to wear.

      By Naomi the knitter

      from NE Florida

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Scarves

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

        I knitted socks. They are wonderfully soft and warm. However, even with careful handwashing and air drying, they shrink and felt. This yarn is so luscious that it would make a beautiful scarf. Better for scarves than for socks or mittens.

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        5.0

        Nice yarn at a nice price

        By Susan the lace knitter

        from CT

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

          This was my first experience with Classic Elite Alpaca Sox yarn and I was pleased. Although alpaca is not my "go to" yarn it wound well from the hank and knitted up quickly even using #2 needles. Despite its looser spin I had no problem with splitting. The colors are gorgeous. I especially love the Flamingo.
          Webs always provides great service.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Warm!

          By Garden gal

          from Indiana

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good yardage
          • Pleasing hand
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • Anything Needing Warmth
          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

          Shed some as I was winding, but that let up after use. Good yardage for a generous stole, shawl, or scarf. My project was a Willow cowl, free Ravelry pattern. The result was quite satisfactory.

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          • No

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          5.0

          So soft...

          By Dear darling

          from Montréal, Canada

          See all my reviews

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

                I stashed it but will use it for socks.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Fast delivery and in good condition, Will buy again.

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                • No

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                4.0

                liked the yarn, not expecting the color

                By earthmommie

                from kalamazoo, mi

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Always Like This Yarn
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Color Darker Than Picture

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

                I like to make lace shawls with this yarn. It's soft enough for a prayer shawl and blocks beautifully.

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                • No

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                4.0

                So soft it melts into beautiful knitting

                By Annieloulolu

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Shawls
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

                  This is a very soft yarn with subtle color changes, that blend nicely making it not a true solid. I'm using this yarn to make a shawl and it is knitting up beautifully using a size 8 needle, which makes the shawl even more supple and soft, it will be great as a summer shawl.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Knits up Beautifully

                  By PinkCityGirl

                  from near Chicago

                  About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Shawl
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

                    I bought this yarn to knit the Radiance Shawl, written by Helen Stewart. This yarn is PERFECT for the weight and feel that I wanted to achieve. I am knitting on a size 3 Addi needle, as I like a tighter weave. While I tend to not care for a variegated yarn, the colors in this color wash blend beautifully. I expect my finished project to block out well. I have no complaints about this yarn.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Lovely to work with...

                    By Auntie J

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Sock Knitter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Socks

                      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

                      I've made several pairs of socks with this yarn. It works up wonderfully. It is very soft and the colors are lovely.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Love this sock yarn!

                      By thesockguru

                      from Canyon Country, CA

                      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Socks

                        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

                        This is one of my favorite sock yarns. I've used it several times. The socks are warm, soft, and beautiful. It's great for Christmas gifts.

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                        • No

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