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Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL

Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL is a chunky to worsted weight version of the favorite Silky Wool. The tweedy colors are just as beautiful, and you'll love the way your projects whip up in no time! Silky Wool XL is perfect for garments, accessories, and projects for the home.  Made in Italy.

Content:
80% Wool/20% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/104yd
Gauge:
3.75-4.5 sts = 1" on US 7-10
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$9.95 ball $4.59 ball
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool XL
 
4.0

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (14)
  • Nice texture (14)
  • Knits quickly (11)
  • Easy to fix (8)
  • Dyed evenly (7)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (13)
  • Scarves (10)
  • Hats (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10), Artist (4), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Reds/browns REALLY dark!!!!!

Terrific depth of colors, and interesting texture---love working with it! Be aware that the russets, browns, gold and cranberry spectrum are much darker than the online images. Rather than return...Read complete review

Terrific depth of colors, and interesting texture---love working with it! Be aware that the russets, browns, gold and cranberry spectrum are much darker than the online images. Rather than return lots of it, I adapted my expectations and design. The greys/blues are true to the image….

If you love a really varied palette in your tweed, this is for you. Because of the many textures I was hesitant about itchiness, but it is soft, soft,soft.
One of the more interesting yarns I've worked with: great color depth and hand.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Bother

Don't bother buying this yarn. I bought it on sale and paid too much. The yarn feels scratchy and is ooarse - hard to knit with. And I have a really hard time...Read complete review

Don't bother buying this yarn. I bought it on sale and paid too much. The yarn feels scratchy and is ooarse - hard to knit with. And I have a really hard time believing that it's worsted weight. Stay away.

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4.0

Nice feel,pretty color but lots of knots

By Englishsetter lover

from manotick, Ontario Canada

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

  • Twists Up

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

Nice wool for the sweater I'm knitting.

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  • No

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5.0

Lovely soft chunky tweed

By argylsok

from Barrie, Ontario CANADA

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Gentle On Hands
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • No Con This Is Perfect

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

I love the unexpected softness of this nubbly tweed, which knits up quickly. It is extremely easy on hands, which is invaluable if one has issues with pain. Altogether a worthwhile yarn at an extremely reasonable price!

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4.0

worked up very nicely

By aloha knitter

from Honolulu

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

        I made a paterned shawl...the recipient loved it!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Silky wool xl

        By Chris

        from PA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Crocheted Easily
        • Gorgeous colors

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

        Gorgeous colors of bulky yarn that crocheted beautifully. I had intended to make a hat for a gift but the recipient said the wool was "scratchy", so I made a beret for myself and get many compliments on it.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Don't Bother

        By Ike

        from Topeka, KS

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Coarse
          • Stretches
          • Twists Up

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

            Don't bother buying this yarn. I bought it on sale and paid too much. The yarn feels scratchy and is ooarse - hard to knit with. And I have a really hard time believing that it's worsted weight. Stay away.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lovely

            By Bonnie-Knits

            from Lagrange, OH

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

            I am currently looking for the perfect project for this yarn and it is being stored among my favorites.

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            4.0

            Nice in ivory

            By Judy

            from Southeast PA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

              Nice weight. Hand not quite as nice as all wool, but then it is not all wool.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Wonderful Yarn

              By Pine Fiber Arts

              from Littleton, CO

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              Pros

              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

                So far I have used this yarn to make sweaters. Absolutely love it!

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                • No

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                (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Great disappointment..

                By Lana

                from TO

                About Me Enthusiast, Novice

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Coarse

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

                    I have nothing good to say about this yarn.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great yarn

                    By Quilts2

                    from Madison,WI

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • Addictive

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

                    I love this yarn. It knits well, wears well, and looks great. I will be knitting a second sweater with this yarn and would do a third. It helped that the price was reduced so much by Webs!

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                    • No

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