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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 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    84%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (17)
    • Nice texture (14)
    • Good weight (10)
    • Knits quickly (9)
    • Dyed evenly (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (15)
      • Sweaters (8)
      • Hats (7)
      • Socks (6)
      • Gloves (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (16), Collector (4), Artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      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 21 customers

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      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

        Comment on this review

        (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.

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          • 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

            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

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Didn't leave me breathless

            By Ragdoll babe

            from Reading, MA

            About Me Enthusiast, Lace Addict

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soft

            Cons

            • Coarse
            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Shawls

            Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

            I bought this yarn on the recommendation of a friend. I was disappointed. It almost felt coarse to me. I have used other yarns that I thought were softer and nicer. Did not like the choice of colors.I would probably not buy this again. It seems expensive for the quality.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Excellent, as always.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Gorgeous yarn

            By Paula

            from Western Ma

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                  Used this yarn for a lace wimple. It kept me warm on the coldest of days and I never wanted to take it off! It was a beaded lace pattern and the beads just made the varigations in the yarn *POP*. Got many compliments on it and even made a second one for a friend who really liked mine. Would definitely splurge on this again.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Delicious stuff...

                  By snarkalupagus

                  from Upstate New York

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                      I enjoyed working with this yarn...which is a good thing, because I ended up about 25 yards short to finish my project with it. Built-in excuse to buy a couple more skeins! I've been wearing the shawl I made with it almost nonstop and it's delightful against the skin. It blocks like a dream.

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                      • No

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                      (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Inconsistent color and twist

                      By The Skiing Knitter

                      from Santa Fe, NM

                      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                      • Unravels

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                      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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                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My Go-To Yarn for baby garments

                      By Maatje

                      from Peterborough, NH

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves
                        • Socks
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Shalimar Yarns Breathless:

                        Just enough silk to keep the yarn from blooming, which makes it perfect for baby items. . . . and the cashmere makes it warm and soft.

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