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Abstract Fiber Alto

Abstract Fiber Alto is a sportweight 100% Blue Faced Leicester yarn. A bit of shine, just the right amount of twist for a wide variety of projects. Next to skin soft. Colors are amazingly beautiful on Alto. Hand-dyed in their little studio in Portland, OR.

Content:
100% Blue Faced Leicester
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
128g/392yd
Gauge:
US 6 needles
Knitting Weight:
Sport
$24.00 hank $18.00 hank
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Abstract FiberAlto
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (5)
  • Scarves (4)
  • Hats (3)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

By RevLTS

from Iowa

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Pros

  • Beautiful colorways
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Abstract Fiber Alto:

    This is a truly beautiful yarn. The Blue Faced Leicester wool is soft and has a slight halo, but it does not shed and has great stitch definition. I am using Hopworks for a fall shawl and it is stunning. I am excited that Webs has added another product O'Keefe from Abstract Fiber and I am anxious to try it. I am also contemplating another colorway or two of Alto.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent hand and color

    By Ned

    from Seattle, WA

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Abstract Fiber Alto:

      Used to make a sleeveless circle vest for my daughter-in-law. Nice crisp double ribbing in the skirt of the vest and smooth yoke. Excellent color variation. Washed on "hand knits" in the machine and blocked to dry.

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      4.0

      Great Yarn

      By ddurham46

      from Pasadena, CA

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      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Vibrant Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Abstract Fiber Alto:

        This is wonderful yarn. I will buy more in the future. The colorways are beautiful.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stunningly Beautiful

        By Kaleidoscope

        from Chicago, Illinois

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        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Great Value
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Capes
          • Ruanas
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Abstract Fiber Alto:

          I'm two skeins into the Luxe Ruana (sans Cowl) from the Autumn 2011 issue of Crochet! (Of course I adjusted the pattern since it is shown in chunky and Alto is sport-weight -- I just didn't want something super-heavy.) And I'm thrilled at how it's working up in Pheasant -- it will be jaw-droppingly beautiful,and I can't wait to finish it!. It looks like the very essence of Autumn.

          The color changes are so rapid that there's no pooling, and amazingly, all the tones are beautiful and clear (how do they DO that?).

          The yarn isn't as soft as, say, baby alpaca, but it's nice and soft for wool. And the skeins are a great value with all the yardage. Good quality, too -- no knots, foreign material or other flaws. I'll be back for more!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great yarn

          By audrey

          from athol, ma.

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Abstract Fiber Alto:

            I've been a big fan of the Arucania dyeing method but this is just as pretty, in a different way. The colors are spectacular. This is also one of the softest yarns I've ever used. I'm just starting a sweater with it and will post again when it's finished. Also this yarn comes in 392yd pkgs which makes it a really good deal especially if it's on sale. Can't wait to buy more of this.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this yarn!

            By msj9kelly

            from Cape Cod, MA

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            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Abstract Fiber Alto:

              I have made 2 sweaters with this yarn. The colors are fabulous and receive many compliments!

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