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Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy

Hemp is an incredible plant fiber that is valued for its strength and durability. It won’t wear out - instead, it will wear in - getting better with age. It will retain color better than any other fiber, including cotton, due to its porous nature which also allows the fiber to breathe. Blended with cotton and modal, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy is a slightly textured yarn that is a WEBS favorite. Made in Italy.

 

Content:
40% Hemp/40% Cotton/20% Modal
Care:
Machine Wash Warm, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/153yd
Gauge:
5.5-5.75 sts = 1” on US 4
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Elsebeth LavoldHempathy
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (48)
  • Nice texture (48)
  • Dyed evenly (32)
  • Machine washable (25)
  • Soft (24)

Cons

  • Twists up (6)
  • Unravels (6)
  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (36)
  • Scarves (18)
  • Hats (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (43), Artist (12), Collector (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for drapey summer sweaters/tunics

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting...Read complete review

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting drape is hard to beat. Only con would be repeated knots per skein. Didn't experience that in every skein, but the last four of the 16 skeins purchased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK yarn, but pass next time

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really...Read complete review

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really hard time when end piece of the yarn "escaped" the skein, and I ended up with very tangled yarn. I had to cut the yarn since I was not successful untangling it. I won't be buying this yarn anymore, and will go for 100% linen yarn next time - it just feels much better in the finished product.

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5.0

Love this yarn!

By Knitwit 1

from Charlottesville, VA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters
    • Warm Season Wear

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    I knit a summer/fall short-sleeved top that fits like a glove! It drapes well. I have not washed it yet but have been told it softens with washing.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Not DK weight!

    By Juls

    from Washington state

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Mis-labeled

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      This yarn is beautiful, but listed as dk weight on the site... It is not DK weight, but lace or fingering weight instead! Otherwise it is strong and beautifully made!

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      4.0

      Lovely colors

      By Irene the speed knitter

      from Charlottesville, VA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        I have not started my projects yet but look forward to it soon. The product feels quite nice and I love the colors.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Yarn

        By Marti

        from Michigan

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          Love this yarn for summer shawls and scarves. It gives such a nice drape and comes in fabulous colors. Love how it softens with washing. Highly recommend!

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          5.0

          A dream

          By Tam Tam

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Novice, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

            My favorite yarn. Great drape and easy to work with - nice substitute for linen

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            • No

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            5.0

            great for summer

            By reggies mom

            from westminster colo

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I can't say enough about this yarn; it has turned into summer tops for me; baby dresses and bonnets, you name it. It seems a little scratchy in the ball but even as you work with it; it softens up. Blocks beautifully with great stitch definition, Can't do better than this with color selection either.

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              3.0

              OK yarn, but pass next time

              By mashafromrussia

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Obsessive knitter, Passionate knitter

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Machine Washable
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Tangles
              • Twists Up
              • Unravels

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really hard time when end piece of the yarn "escaped" the skein, and I ended up with very tangled yarn. I had to cut the yarn since I was not successful untangling it. I won't be buying this yarn anymore, and will go for 100% linen yarn next time - it just feels much better in the finished product.

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                • No

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                5.0

                amazing yarn great quality

                By Jody

                from Virginia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Results Are The Best

                Cons

                • I Have No Problems
                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                  Every project I have knitted results in a professional look even for a novice knitter

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                  4.0

                  Beautiful color and texture

                  By sequoiashelley

                  from Rio Vista, CA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                      Can't wait to swatch this. I will comment more after I play with it.
                      The color was just what I was expecting, bright and intense spring green.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Excellent as always. Easy to shop (too easy!), and prompt shipping.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great natural fiber!

                      By Naturally yours

                      from Tampa Bay, FL

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Fix
                      • Good Weight
                      • Machine Washable
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                        I used this yarn for a summer tunic. The pattern was loose fitting at the bottom and this yarn was perfect for the drape and flow of the pattern. I have used this yarn before for a vest that had shaping and that also turned out nicely. I like natural fibers and have found many of the cotton yarns will leave a fuzz all over you. This yarn is nice and you have none of that problem with it. I also like the durability of hemp.

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