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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! Made in South Africa

Note: The following colors are only available while supplies last: 2013, 2223, 2423 and 2683.

 

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
100g/225yd
Gauge:
5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
Knitting Weight:
Sport
$15.50 hank Discountable
  • 2043 Heron Grey - New! In Stock 5 hanks $15.50
  • 2063 Mint In Stock 22 hanks $15.50
  • 2093 Apple Blossom In Stock 5 hanks $15.50
  • 2123 Brick Red Backordered $15.50
  • 2133 Lavender In Stock 20 hanks $15.50
  • 2143 Cobalt Blue Backordered $15.50
  • 2153 Marine Blue In Stock 3 hanks $15.50
  • 2173 Grey Sky In Stock 22 hanks $15.50
  • 2013 Champagne In Stock 34 hanks $15.50
  • 2163 indigo In Stock 7 hanks $15.50
  • 2223 Black Backordered $15.50
  • 2393 Fern Green In Stock 25 hanks $15.50
  • 2423 Eggplant In Stock 28 hanks $15.50
  • 2703 White In Stock 14 hanks $15.50
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LouetGems Sport
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Machine washable (12)
  • Dyed evenly (11)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Nice texture (10)
  • Soft (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (10)
  • Sweaters (9)
  • Gloves (7)
  • Scarves (6)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful yarn

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.

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weakness in yarn mars performance

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....Read complete review

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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5.0

Great Yarn!

By Merri

from Saint Paul, MN

About Me Knitwear Designer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

    Great yarn, round and soft and much more springy than most super wash yarns.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Lovely merino!

    By Mac

    from Chevy Chase, MD

    About Me Enthusiast, Experienced, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Wonderful Tight Twist

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

      I'm using this yarn for a sweater for myself. I'll hand wash even though it's a machine-washable yarn. It shows stitch definition very well and the colors are deep and rich.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great for color work

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      By MargeryJG

      from Newton,MA

      About Me Enthusiast, Long Time Knitter

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deepsaturated Blue
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Nice Twist
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Multi-colored Work

        Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

        Bought this yarn for a requested remake of a sweater made many years ago. It calls for sport weight which is not as common as it was years ago. The first color my daughter chose was "Grey Skies"-- not a grey, a real baby blue. Heron grey is a true grey. The cobalt blue is a deep, beautiful shade.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Christina

        from Huntington Beach, CA

        About Me Daily knitter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Solid Colors
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Colors Thinner Than White

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Stranded Or Fair Isle

        Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

        I used this ayrn to knit 8 Christmas stockings and each one was more beautiful than the last. They were all 2-color, stranded work, and I couldn't find enough red, so branched out and was very pleased with the amazing color selection.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Love this store and their personnel - just wish it was on the West Coast!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        lovely yarn

        By kittenknit

        from Colorado

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good colors
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Some splitting

        Best Uses

        • Baby And Kid Items
        • Hats
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

        I'm enjoying the new colors. It is a wonderful soft yarn to work with, and knits up quickly.

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        5.0

        Great for light weight garments

        By Lana

        from CT

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

          Great yarn for spring/summer sweaters; I've made 2 and plan to make more. This yarn is evenly spun, has no knots, knits well, holds up to multiple frogging, blocks nicely, and is next-to-skin soft. Colors don't run in multi-color projects. Highly recommend.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Gems sport

          By Carol

          from Oregon

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

              I purchase this yarn on sale so cannot return it. The color was called Steel Gray, looked like a medium to dark gray online, and is in reality a light gray with a purple hue. Not at all what I wanted.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Welcome choice for sport yarn

              By Stitches

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              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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                • No

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                5.0

                wonderful yarn

                By kittenknit

                from Colorado

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                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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                • No

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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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                  • No

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