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    Louisa Harding Merletto

    Louisa Harding Merlotto is a combination of viscose, polyamide, and linen that is perfect for spring and summer garments. Its unique texture is accented by the sheen of the viscose strand twisted with the matte linen strand. This lends a lovely interest to projects knit with Louisa Harding Merlotto. Made in Italy.

    Content:
    46% Viscose/34% Polyamide/20% Linen
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/98yd
    Gauge:
    5.5 sts = 1" on US 5
    Knitting Weight:
    DK
    $7.95 ball $3.59 ball
    • 20 Zing In Stock 42 balls $3.59
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    Louisa HardingMerletto
     
    3.4

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    56%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (6)
    • Good weight (5)
    • Soft (4)

    Cons

    • Snags (4)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    3.0

    It could be better

    By Vicki

    from San Diego, Ca

    About Me Novice, Parent

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    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Sheds
    • Snags
    • Unravels

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

    On one hand, the yarn is shinier and prettier than it looks in the pictures. On the other, I'm a crocheter and the yarn seems to easily split when you're doing stitches. It still looks good. After frogging the yarn, it seems to shred easily. I'm not sure I could recommend this yarn.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Subtle and special

    By Youngun

    from Melbourne, Australia

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Open Work Summer Garments
      • Sweaters
      • T's

      Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

      The sheen of this yarn is not bright, so it will make up into a very special garment with subtle shimmer. The silver I bought (colour 22 - no longer available I see) has a slightly brownish component plied in with the cool grey, making this a delightfully neutral silver; not a cold silver at all. I note that the WEBS site says this is machine washable, but the label recommends hand washing or dry cleaning only. Given my experience and the yarn 'ingredients' I would mashine wash this in cool water without concern; the polyamide component will keep the garment in shape. I have yet to knit this up but am looking forward to doing so when it is hotter here. This will be a cool yarn to knit during warmer months.

      A lovely yarn. Thank you WEBS.

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      2.0

      Great Color

      By akidosmom

      from florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Snags
      • Twists Up
      • Unravels

      Best Uses

        Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

        I am knitting the Sycamore vest, I hope it works out. The yarn doesn't show stitches well, don't use it for fancy stitches. The yarn also splits, peels and knots easily. Looks good but hard to work with, not sure I could recommend it.

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        4.0

        Easy elegance

        By emyou

        from Traverse City, MI

        About Me Enthusiast

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          Cons

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              Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

              Knit a shawl with a drop stitch in Glint (gray). Beautiful drape and sheen make it dressy, even with a simple stitch pattern. A little fuzzy.

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              • Yes

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              1.0

              Beware

              By exoticflower

              from Point Roberts, WA

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                    Beware - the pictures are not accurate - not even close. This is a glitter yarn!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Really lovely yarn to work with

                    By JennaOK

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                      I have knitted a caridgan, a shell, and a skirt with this yarn. It has a very pleasant feel in the hand. It has a lovely sheen and creates a beaufitul finished product.
                      I am so sorry that it has been discontinued.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Drapes like a dream

                      By Parrotmom

                      from Michigan

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                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Nice Texture

                      Cons

                      • Snags
                      • Stretches

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                      Made "Louisa" from Cocoknits with this and absolutely love the sweater. The drape is amazing and it has a lovely sheen. The plain stockinette of the sweater really shows off the yarn beautifully. People see it and say "wow!"

                      I'd suggest knitting no looser than the recommended 22st/4" gauge as it wants to stretch under its own weight and has no memory whatsoever. Be a bit careful in wearing, as the lovely and shiny rayon component snags easily.

                      I liked this yarn enough that I ordered more for another sweater. That one is looking great as well, so will be ordering again.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Merletto yarn

                      By alew

                      from sterling, il

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Splitty

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                      This is a very pretty yarn. However, as others have mentioned, it is very splitty. There are also bits of hard fiber in the yarn that I remove as I knit along. The knitted product looks very nice though. Not sure if I would venture to buy this yarn again.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Soft and Beautiful

                      By Knitting Momma

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Artist, Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                      • Snags
                      • Splits

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Louisa Harding Merletto:

                      Very beautiful yarn, love how it shimmers. But, it does have a tendency to split and snag while knitting - just have to slow down and knit carefully.

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