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Louisa Harding Merletto

Louisa Harding Merlotto is a combination of viscose, polyamide, and linen that is perfect for spring and summer garments. Its unique texture is accented by the sheen of the viscose strand twisted with the matte linen strand. This lends a lovely interest to projects knit with Louisa Harding Merlotto. Made in Italy.

Content:
46% Viscose/34% Polyamide/20% Linen
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/98yd
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 5
Knitting Weight:
DK
$7.95 ball $3.59 ball
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Louisa HardingMerletto
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (6)
  • Good weight (5)
  • Soft (4)

Cons

  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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3.0

It could be better

By Vicki

from San Diego, Ca

About Me Novice, Parent

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Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Sheds
  • Snags
  • Unravels

Best Uses

  • Scarves

Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

On one hand, the yarn is shinier and prettier than it looks in the pictures. On the other, I'm a crocheter and the yarn seems to easily split when you're doing stitches. It still looks good. After frogging the yarn, it seems to shred easily. I'm not sure I could recommend this yarn.

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4.0

Subtle and special

By Youngun

from Melbourne, Australia

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Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Open Work Summer Garments
    • Sweaters
    • T's

    Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

    The sheen of this yarn is not bright, so it will make up into a very special garment with subtle shimmer. The silver I bought (colour 22 - no longer available I see) has a slightly brownish component plied in with the cool grey, making this a delightfully neutral silver; not a cold silver at all. I note that the WEBS site says this is machine washable, but the label recommends hand washing or dry cleaning only. Given my experience and the yarn 'ingredients' I would mashine wash this in cool water without concern; the polyamide component will keep the garment in shape. I have yet to knit this up but am looking forward to doing so when it is hotter here. This will be a cool yarn to knit during warmer months.

    A lovely yarn. Thank you WEBS.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Great Color

    By akidosmom

    from florida

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    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Snags
    • Twists Up
    • Unravels

    Best Uses

      Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

      I am knitting the Sycamore vest, I hope it works out. The yarn doesn't show stitches well, don't use it for fancy stitches. The yarn also splits, peels and knots easily. Looks good but hard to work with, not sure I could recommend it.

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      4.0

      Easy elegance

      By emyou

      from Traverse City, MI

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        Cons

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            Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

            Knit a shawl with a drop stitch in Glint (gray). Beautiful drape and sheen make it dressy, even with a simple stitch pattern. A little fuzzy.

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            • Yes

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            1.0

            Beware

            By exoticflower

            from Point Roberts, WA

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                  Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                  Beware - the pictures are not accurate - not even close. This is a glitter yarn!

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                  5.0

                  Really lovely yarn to work with

                  By JennaOK

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                    I have knitted a caridgan, a shell, and a skirt with this yarn. It has a very pleasant feel in the hand. It has a lovely sheen and creates a beaufitul finished product.
                    I am so sorry that it has been discontinued.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Very fast shipping and delivery.

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Drapes like a dream

                    By Parrotmom

                    from Michigan

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                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • Snags
                    • Stretches

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                    Made "Louisa" from Cocoknits with this and absolutely love the sweater. The drape is amazing and it has a lovely sheen. The plain stockinette of the sweater really shows off the yarn beautifully. People see it and say "wow!"

                    I'd suggest knitting no looser than the recommended 22st/4" gauge as it wants to stretch under its own weight and has no memory whatsoever. Be a bit careful in wearing, as the lovely and shiny rayon component snags easily.

                    I liked this yarn enough that I ordered more for another sweater. That one is looking great as well, so will be ordering again.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Merletto yarn

                    By alew

                    from sterling, il

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Splitty

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                    This is a very pretty yarn. However, as others have mentioned, it is very splitty. There are also bits of hard fiber in the yarn that I remove as I knit along. The knitted product looks very nice though. Not sure if I would venture to buy this yarn again.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Soft and Beautiful

                    By Knitting Momma

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Artist, Parent

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                    Pros

                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Snags
                    • Splits

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                    Very beautiful yarn, love how it shimmers. But, it does have a tendency to split and snag while knitting - just have to slow down and knit carefully.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Not only was this the absolute best price on the internet, it arrived much sooner than I expected it to. Wonderful service.

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