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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
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (26)
  • Nice texture (23)
  • Good weight (16)
  • Knits quickly (10)
  • Dyed evenly (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (19)
  • Hats (8)
  • Sweaters (8)
  • Socks (6)
  • Gloves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Collector (4), Artist (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (7)

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.

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3.0

Wonderful to work with, but...

By MaryAnne

from Cape Cod

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Each skein dyed different
  • Pills Rather A Lot

Best Uses

    Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

    I cast on for a boxy sweater the night before a three week trip, so didn't look to see that each skein was different ... I loved working with this soft yarn as it slid easily on my needles. Imagine my horror when I saw the back and front looked like totally different hues! But at 185 stitches per side, I plowed on. The finished sweater looked great--except for the color changes...and then I wore it....despite its boxy shape, the sweater began to pill on the wrong side of the front and back--even though it was SO loose there. I am disappointed in this, as I spent every spare minute of this trip knitting--on trains, airplanes, canal boats, at the theatre, waiting in line...six months later, the sweater now pills even on the right side. I notice another review here for this color, Lagoon, where there was also difficulty with the differences in skein hues. Sigh.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    breathless by Shalimar Yarns

    By Janice

    from Chevy Chase, MD

    About Me Intermediate knitter, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

    I was following directions for a shawl I found in the "interweave" magazine and used the recommended yarn - the shawl is lovely.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Beautiful yarn!

    By Tiona

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

      This is a beautiful yarn. I can't afford to buy this kind of yarn regularly but I needed something special for a gift. It's so soft and the shawl looks even more elegant.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      I bought more yarn and am anxious to use

      By Terry

      from Montrose, Colorado

      About Me Professional Doodler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

        I made a scarf for my husband for Christmas.
        The pattern really showed up nicely. Its
        really soft and was fun to work with.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

                Comment on this review

                 
                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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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