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Classic Elite Yarns Firefly

Classic Elite Firefly is unique in the best way, with a slightly slubby but soft texture and a beautiful, glowing sheen. The drape on Firefly is incredible too. Firefly looks fantastic worked up into cool, sophisticated summer tops and dresses. Made in Italy.

Content:
75% Viscose/25% Linen
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/155yd
Gauge:
6 sts = 1" on US 5
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Classic Elite YarnsFirefly
 
3.9

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (18)
  • Good weight (17)
  • Soft (12)
  • Dyed evenly (9)
  • Knits quickly (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (11)
  • Sweaters (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Collector (4), Artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

slobby texture

I wish I could give this yarn 5 stars but the description of slobby texture is due to thin/thick twisting of the yarn. There are areas where the thread is not twisted at...Read complete review

I wish I could give this yarn 5 stars but the description of slobby texture is due to thin/thick twisting of the yarn. There are areas where the thread is not twisted at all. I thought it was a single anomaly but it repeatedly showed up. It will effect your gauge so be aware of it. Also, I had to use #4 needle to get the gauge but that maybe my issue. Otherwise I'm am pleased with the results.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Avoid if you don't like streaks!

Knitted a wonderful short sleeve sweater with lace edging. Knitted well and stitches were beautiful. After rinsing in cold water, the dye bled horribly. Hung it to dry and the color ran on...Read complete review

Knitted a wonderful short sleeve sweater with lace edging. Knitted well and stitches were beautiful. After rinsing in cold water, the dye bled horribly. Hung it to dry and the color ran on a towel and once dry the sweater looked tie dyed!!! I was horrified!!! I had a partial ball left and purposefully ran it in hot water to bleed it and try to redye the sweater. It worked, but I'm afraid only temporarily. It is now instead of striped, it's blotchy. Not as noticable and I did wear it to the office. I've gotten several good comments, so hopefully not a total loss. I will not purchase this yarn again. all skeins came from the same dye lot.

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5.0

great to work with. i have made several pieces this.

By Kitty Rose

from IL

About Me Collector, Enthusiast

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Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

    Easy to knit. Good pattern definition.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Worked for both weaving and knitting

    By Bajaweaver

    from Claremont,CA

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Weaver And Knitter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Great Texture
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Weaving

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

    I purchased this yarn to add to my warping yarns and it work much better than I thought it would. Did a bit of shedding but it survived the entire weaving process.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Nice!

    By RisforRocket

    from Litchfield, IL

    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

      Am currently working on a summer sweater (oxymoron?) with this yarn, and am very pleased with how it's going.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Arrived in a very timely manner and in perfect condition!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Lovely summer yarn

      By Knitaholic

      from Oregon

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

        This yarn was a very lovely surprise. It feels so coarse and stiff before you knit it. Just knitting with it softened it up tremendously and after washing and blocking it is a fantastically light and flowing, soft and cool summer top. I would definitely use this again for summer tops. It blocks nicely and shows stich definition quite well. I knitted 'Jordan' which is a lacey top and it is quite beautiful. The finished garment has a sheen that is not noticeable when the yarn is in the skein.

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        • No

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        4.0

        I plan on purchasing this product again

        By mormor

        from Carlsbad, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

            I used this for a shawl for my daughter who happens to be vertically challenged (like her mother) and so I did not make it as long or as wide as the pattern.
            I am planning to make two more shawls using Firefly for less vertically challenged ladies so will follow pattern as written.
            It knits up evenly and I am very pleased.

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            will use this yarn again for "lacy: patterns

            By mormor

            from Carlsbad, CA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

              I am making a lacy shawl and Firefly works up beautifully with the right weight and a sheen.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              Crochets easily

              By SSK*

              from NC

              About Me Designer, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

                I designed a 2-skein spring/summer crocheted scarf with this yarn. I worked a lacy pattern at a fairly loose gauge and was really happy with the resulting size and drape (8" x 72" + fringe).
                I chose this yarn because I have knit with it in the past.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Acceptable

                By magpye

                from Tuxedo Park NY/Hedgesville WV

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                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly

                Cons

                • Unravels

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

                  I used this yarn to crochet a couple of snoods. Since some customers want no-animal-fiber yarns, this was a good choice, It was perfectly acceptable, but nothing special. The stiffness of the linen combined with the S twist on the yarn meant that splitting was something to watch out for. I would recommend this yarn, but with caveats.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful yarn

                  By Sally

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Great Scarf Yarn
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sleeveless top

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

                    I love Firefly, and use it mainly for scarves and sleeveless tops. Great colors

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not recommended

                    By mk, the knitter

                    from Broadview Hts., OH

                    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Nice color

                    Cons

                    • Uneven Sts

                    Best Uses

                    • Textured Item

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Firefly:

                    I've been working with this yarn for 2 weeks and as of 3 days ago I decided to rip out the sleeve of my sweater and find a pattern with texture. I'm an avid knitter and in my 50 years of experience, I have never used a yarn I like less. I've tried 3 different kinds of needles and still my st. st. is uneven. The only thing I like about this yarn is the color, Pistachio.

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                    • No

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