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    Louet Gems Sport

    Louet Gems Sport is a 100% wool, machine washable yarn that's perfect for all of the projects you're looking for that require a sport weight yarn. The tight twist of Gems Sport minimizes pilling while remaining elastic. From baby projects to socks to garments, the fantastic stitch definition of this soft yarn will make your stitches pop, and your finished project a truly stunning piece! 

    Content:
    100% Merino Wool
    Care:
    Machine Wash Regular
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/225yd
    Gauge:
    5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
    Knitting Weight:
    Sport
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    LouetGems Sport
     
    4.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Dyed evenly (6)
    • Machine washable (5)
    • Good weight (4)
    • Nice texture (4)
    • Soft (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves (5)
      • Hats (5)
      • Sweaters (5)
      • Socks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (6), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      4.0

      Welcome choice for sport yarn

      By Stitches

      from Upstate NY

      About Me Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 100 Gm Skeins
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • No pilling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blankets
        • Children's Wear
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

        I have used Louet Gems fingering weight yarn for years, so when I needed a sport weight yarn and discovered that Gems came in that weight, too, it was a no-brainer. I was not disappointed. Because this merino yarn is tightly twisted, it does not have the "soft" texture that less tightly spun merino does. However, it does not pill, and it "wears like iron". Like virtually all machine washable wool yarn, the gauge you get when you knit is not the gauge you will get after the finished item is washed and blocked. Swatching is a must, followed by at least two washings and dryings. I find that I need to use needles at least two sizes smaller than directions call for. The last item I knit called for size 6 needles. I used size 4 to get the washed gauge needed, and the item still ended up larger than I aimed for. It was for a rapidly growing child, so it was OK. I used color eggplant; some excess dye was removed by the wash, but this is true of virtually any wool yarn that has any shade of red dye used in its processing. I like this yarn, and I ordered more for another project. I think all DK and sport weight yarn should come in 100 gm. skeins, so this for me is an added reason to choose it.

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        5.0

        wonderful yarn

        By kittenknit

        from Colorado

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Not enough color choices

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Socks

        Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

        I am excited to have discovered this awesome yarn. I am making socks with it, but it would be great for other items. The only drawback is there are not enough color choices. Also, be sure to buy enough (2 skeins) for a pair of nice thick socks.

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        5.0

        Gems sport yarn deserves its name, a gem

        By Penelope1

        from Canada

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

          I am really satisfied with this yarn even when the waiting period is long when backordered. Soft, great stich definition, great product. I would like more colour choices.

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          1.0

          Weakness in yarn mars performance

          By Grandma K

          from West Hartford, Ct

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Weak Points That Tear

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

          The product knit up OK but there were lumps and weak spots where some of the threads that were twisted to make the strand were torn. I had to tie knots in those sections. When i missed one, it broke and I had a hole in the sweater I was still knotting.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          quality yarn, a keeper

          By silly request

          from saratoga springs, ny

          About Me Parent, Retired

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Machine Washable
          • No pills
          • Quality
          • Showcases work
          • Soft
          • Stitch definition

          Cons

          • Really none

          Best Uses

          • Childrens blankets
          • Childrens garments
          • Womens topscardigans

          Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

          i try to use it only when it really counts for me, the yarn is a little on the higher end, but you get what you pay for, and well worth the price.

          forgot to mention, great for stranded knitting as well

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A Workhorse in Sport Weight

          By Demetria

          from Raleigh NC

          About Me Enthusiast, Obsessed Knitter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good stitch definition
          • Good Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

            I made a cabled vest for my husband and this yarn was perfect. Firm, thin, durable, no-nonsense yarn in a rich masculine burgundy. Be sure to wash your swatch when checking gauge, because it grows a lot in length.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful yarn

            By Abbie

            from Markleeville, CA

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

              I love this yarn! Nice weight, pretty colors, doesn't pill. So far I've only knit it in stockinette but I've seen it used for cables and it's gorgeous. Heirloom quality.

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