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Shalimar Yarns Breathless

Shalimar Yarns Breathless is so soft and beautiful it will leave you breathless! This blend of superwash merino, cashmere and silk would make exquisite shawls, accessories, and more. The hand dyed colors are gorgeous and not too overpowering for your favorite stitch pattern.

Content:
75% Superwash Merino/15% Cashmere/10%SIlk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
4oz./420yd
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US1-3
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
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Shalimar YarnsBreathless
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (22)
  • Nice texture (19)
  • Good weight (13)
  • Knits quickly (9)
  • Dyed evenly (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (17)
    • Sweaters (8)
    • Hats (7)
    • Socks (6)
    • Gloves (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (21), Collector (4), Artist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Decadently soft and completely addictive

    This is the most amazing yarn I have ever used. It flows effortlessly through the fingers. I have made mostly shawls with Breathless and when they're folded they are amazingly cushy and springy! ...Read complete review

    This is the most amazing yarn I have ever used. It flows effortlessly through the fingers. I have made mostly shawls with Breathless and when they're folded they are amazingly cushy and springy! Can't wait to knit a pair of socks! Until recently, I was able to buy directly from the dyer. What a treat it was to be able to see and feel this yarn in person! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Inconsistent color and twist

    There are 12 reviews all giving the yarn 5 stars, but I think that knitters need to be aware of potential problems with the color when using this yarn for any project requiring more...Read complete review

    There are 12 reviews all giving the yarn 5 stars, but I think that knitters need to be aware of potential problems with the color when using this yarn for any project requiring more than 2 skeins.
    I ordered 4 skeins in Lagoon. The yarn is so amazingly soft with a gorgeous texture, but the color was slightly inconsistent from one skein to another.
    I noticed the inconsistency when I wound the first 2 skeins, but I forged ahead because I was on a deadline. I'm not sure if WEBS sent me skeins from different lots or if I was just unlucky. I also allowed the numerous 5 star reviews to blind me to the color problem.
    The yarn was for a particularly important project - a shawl for my mother who has breast cancer - so I wanted it to be perfect. Halfway through the first skein the 'lighter' spots were too obvious to ignore, and the twist was also inconsistent with lots of loose sections. I could tell the next skein was going to look very different and I had to frog it. I ended up using 4 skeins of Plucky Knitter Primo fingering for the shawl - perfect!
    As for the Breathless, I used 2.5 skeins, alternating, to make a short-sleeved cardigan - so I didn't waste the balls I had already wound and used. That solved the color problem, and I added twist as I went to the loose spots. The cardigan came out beautifully, thank goodness.
    The skein/s I have left have more consistent color (few light spots at least) and the twist looks better, but it is unlikely that I will ever buy this yarn again as it added too much work and there are so many more luxury yarns easily available. If you decide to use Breathless for a large project, be prepared to alternate skeins.

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    5.0

    Soooo soffffft...

    By TerriKnitsAnd

    from New Mexico

    About Me Enthusiast, Knitter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lace

      Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

      I'm making a lace scarf for a friend. This yarn is so soft and beautiful I will be buying more for other projects.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Fabulous Yarn!!

      By Elaine

      from Portland ME

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

        Made soft, squishy, very warm cowls. I could bathe in this yarn!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Heavenly!

        By Elaine

        from Portland ME

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

          I could knit with only this yarn for the rest of my life! It is gorgeous!

          Service and delivery comments:

          EXCELLENT SERVICE…. as always!
          WEBS is my go-to online store.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          POSH

          By Indy

          from Indianapolis, IN

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft
          • Stunning

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Star For Any Use

            Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

            I used this yarn for the pattern Hamilton by Tricksy Knitter. It was the perfect yarn for this project. The color was just lovely (gunmetal). I look forward to using this yarn again ASAP!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Breathless yarn is beautiful

            By Janet

            from Brentwood Ca

            About Me Enthusiast, Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shawl

              Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

              Knitting a shawl, great feel really soft

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              A dream to work with

              By Suzanne A

              from New York NY

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                I am knitting a gift baby blanket. It's a lot of work with the small gauge yarn, but not a problem with this soft, light yarn.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                More like Worthless

                By Yarnaholic

                from In the greenhouse, Ca

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Coarse
                  • Snags
                  • Unravels

                  Best Uses

                  • Dish Cloths

                  Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                  I can always count on WEBS for great service, selection and prices. But this yarn was more Worthless than Breathless. There's cashmere in it? It's more along the quality of the worst craft store yarn. Scratchy to begin with, with wads of yarn that isn't plied but can't be twisted in as you knit. Total waste of money. Will not recommend to this yarn to friends, but will always come back to WEBS time and time again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Breathless by Shalimar

                  By The Scarf Connection

                  from Lake Geneva, WI

                  About Me Artist, Dedicated Fiber Artist

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful colorways
                  • Excellent quality
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft
                  • Very High End

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                    I originally bought this yarn to use for crochet. But, I'm actually using it for the weft on a woven scarf. I'm weaving it on a rigid heddle loom. And...based on the stunning colorway of this yarn and the shimmer from the silk, it is going to be a beautiful piece. This yarn is to die for!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Such a Joy

                    By SueA

                    from Penna.

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Color Saturation
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Some White Areas

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                    This is the most lovely yarn I have knit so far.
                    I am making a skarf for my sister, and I'm certain she is going to love it.
                    Just beautiful!
                    My only complaint is the few patches of white yarn, I'm not sure how they will finish out.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Shalimar Yarns Will Leave You Breathless

                    By Sam

                    from Florence , SC

                    About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Learning Lace Knitting

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Has Multiple Colors
                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Nonr Of The Above

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Shawls And Wraps
                    • Socks
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                    Webs is a great store with a huge inventory that makes sure you can find just about anything you want in yarn and hooks and needles. They always have some sort of discounts or closeouts for you everyday. Plus, their service is rapid and their accessories are always there for you to choose whether it's a crochet hook or any of the top of the line knitting sets. Webs is the first place I go when I'm looking for something on sale of something SPECIAL.

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                    • No

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