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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 $9.99 hank
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Classic Elite YarnsAlpaca Sox Discontinued Colors
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (29)
  • Good weight (28)
  • Nice texture (26)
  • Dyed evenly (14)
  • Knits quickly (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Socks (25)
    • Scarves (24)
    • Gloves (14)
    • Hats (10)
    • Shawls (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (19), Artist (6), Parent (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Knits up Beautifully

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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.

    Reviewed by 38 customers

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    5.0

    Soft, bouncy yarn

    By Kelly

    from Metrowest Boston

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Socks

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

      I really enjoyed knitting with this yarn. It has a really nice hand and knits up into a beautiful product. The colors are very nice. I would definitely buy this again.

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      5.0

      Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors

      By Ann the sock knitter

      from Terre Haute, In

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Socks

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

        Customer Service got another hank of yarn that matched the original yarn I purchased so I could use them together.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again. very nic

        By Shirl

        from Media, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Socks

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

          Knitting socks. Very nice yarn, very soft. The colors are great too. Blend very nicely. Socks are for a gift and she will love them.

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          5.0

          I absolutely love this yarn

          By Jude

          from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Socks

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

            I look forward to knitting with this yarn, it is so soft and lightweight. I can hardly wait to have my socks finished so that I can put them on.

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            5.0

            Perfect socks yarn!

            By Tasha

            from Russia, Moscow

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

              My younger doughter can wear socks of this yarn with no uncomfortable feeleng!

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              5.0

              Beautiful yarn!

              By Montybel

              from Ludlow, Vermont

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox Discontinued Colors:

                Love the year - knits up beautifully.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery - faster than expected.

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                4.0

                soooo soft

                By Susan the lace knitter

                from CT

                About Me Enthusiast

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                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:

                  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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                  3.0

                  Lovely to knit with, delightful to wear.

                  By Naomi the knitter

                  from NE Florida

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                  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

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                    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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                      4.0

                      Warm!

                      By Garden gal

                      from Indiana

                      About Me Experienced

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                      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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