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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 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (34)
  • Nice texture (34)
  • Dyed evenly (24)
  • Machine washable (18)
  • Soft (17)

Cons

  • Twists up (5)
  • Unravels (5)
  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (24)
  • Scarves (13)
  • Hats (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Artist (10), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

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

 

Interesting textured yarn.

I am using this yarn to knit Heidi Kirmaier's "Buttercup". I like the pattern, but the yarn does show some uneven stitches in my knitting. It is also very...Read complete review

I am using this yarn to knit Heidi Kirmaier's "Buttercup". I like the pattern, but the yarn does show some uneven stitches in my knitting. It is also very "splitty" so I have to watch my stitches as I am knitting. I do like the texture of the yarn.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Heavenly Hempathy

By knitty Linda

from Concord, MA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Great Stitch Definition
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

I am using it for a summer tee that has a raised ridge every four rows. Stitch definition is great.
It is light and soft and I want to use it for other projects using lace patterns, tunisian crochet.
You can tell when you've made a mistake but it is easy to correct as you won't be splitting the yarn. Example: Angled stitch wrong direction. Can see it right away and correct instead of three rows down from teh mistake.

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  • Yes

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not DK

By Mark

from IL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly

Cons

  • Unravels

Best Uses

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    This is very much not a DK weight yarn. This is closer to sport or even fingering. Seems to be a common problem with yarns on this website. It's better to see yarns in person and judge for yourself.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Hempathy

    By RenateS

    from Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      Hempathy is best used for summer wear, particularly tees.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Extremely nice to knit

      By Jojo

      from Tasmania Australia

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Snags
      • Twists Up
      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      I knitted a child's dres and it falls beautiful

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      • No

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      3.0

      Hempathy-Elsebeth Lavold

      By Kavc

      from Chandler, AZ

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        Cons

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            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

            HAD TO RETURN THIS - COULD NOT GET THE GAUGE I NEEDED FOR THE HAT I WAS MAKING FOR A GIFT. THOUGHT THE YARN WAS BEAUTIFUL THOUGH.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice hemp yarn

            By Knittybits

            from Auckland New Zealand

            About Me Artist, Experimenter, Knit Addict, Knitter

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            Pros

            • Easy to knit
            • Great Colour
            • Great Texture
            • Nice drape

            Cons

            • A Little Light For Double

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I used two strands together to knit a bag , it is a nice yarn easy to use and knits up we'll , I love using natural plant fibers , I would have liked it to be a bit thicker very fine duoble knitting yarn

              Service and delivery comments:

              Great service , arrived quickly , and In great condition

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              • No

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              2.0

              do not love it

              By nana's creations

              from Asheville NC

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly

              Cons

              • Coarse
              • Does Not Show Stitch D3fination
              • Does Not Show Stitch Defination
              • Scratchy Fiber
              • Very Loose Stitches

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                I bought this to make a baby Outfit. as soon as I touched the yard it was so scratchy and stiff. Then I tried four rows and it was so loose it would not work I don't know if I'm going to use it at all

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Magic washing effect

                By Merilee

                from Indiana

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                  I was skeptical about this yarn at first. It knits up really unevenly and ugly. But after machine washing and drying, it is gorgeous!

                  Although it is listed as a DK weight, it is on the light side and could be used as a sport weight.

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                  5.0

                  I love this yarn.

                  By frm

                  from SC

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                        I used this to make a beautiful waistcoat. It lays beautiful and was a dream to crochet with. The hook glides easily through the stitches.

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                        5.0

                        Great summer project

                        By Spruce Hill needleworks

                        from Pickering, Ontario, Canada

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Twists Up

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                        Great service, as usual! I received a warning regarding unmatched colour lot, which was not a problem for me. Yarn arrived quickly and weas well packaged.

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                        • No

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