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Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen

Classic Elite Soft Linen is a touchable wonder in a surprisingly soft blend. Linen adds durability and cooling properties, wool adds elasticity, and baby alpaca softens this squishy, multi-ply yarn. Soft Linen is great for spring and summer garments you can wear into the cool evening. Made in Peru.

Content:
30% Baby Alpaca/35% Wool/35% Linen
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/137yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 5-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$9.50 ball Discountable
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Classic Elite YarnsSoft Linen
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (14)
  • Nice texture (14)
  • Soft (13)
  • Dyed evenly (11)
  • Knits quickly (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (12)
    • Scarves (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Easy, fast, great yarn

    By sigar7

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

      Beautiful yarn. Using it to make a sweater for my daughter.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pleasantly Surprised

      By agmom98

      from Houston TX

      About Me Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

      I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this yarn. It knitted up beautifully with good stitch definition and good drape. It became even softer after hand washing and tossing the knitted garment into the dryer with a large beach towel until just barely damp and then blocked beautifully. this softened the yarn and brought out the alpaca halo, resulting in a beautiful finished garment.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Surprisingly Soft for Linen

      By MARJO

      from Camarillo, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

        The work is still in progress; I have holiday crafts to complete right now. I'll pick it up again once they are finished.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        A lovely soft, light yarn

        By RayKay

        from Winston-Salem NC

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

          This is a lovely yarn for lightweight sweaters for spring and fall. It works up beautifully and is soft with a halo.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Will use this yarn many times

          By Karin

          from Florence, Kentucky

          About Me Artist, Designer, Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Pliable
          • Rewarding
          • Soft
          • True To Description

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Shawls
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

            Used smaller than recommended needles to achieve greater density.

            Triangular shawl to be a gift

            Will design and knit other shawls/scarves using Soft Linen in various colors

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            • No

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            5.0

            'Touchable Wonder' - perfect description

            By Pi

            from Gloucester, MA

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Delightful to work with
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Excellent Stitch Definiti
              • Vest

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

              I am using this yarn for a vest with a variety of stitches in the pattern. The yarn gives good stitch definition to the solid parts of the pattern, and is lovely in the lacey parts.

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              • No

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              4.0

              A little scratchy.

              By WindingRoad

              from Maine

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              Pros

              • Not Soft
              • Scratchy

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters W Thick Blouse

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

              I am trying to make a short sleeved sweater. This yarn is scratchy with some kind of fibers in it. I know it's linen. I just didn't know it would be so scratchy. Maybe when it's washed it will be ok.

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              5.0

              Beautiful yarn,nice drape,color soft

              By fsu93

              from nashville, tn

              About Me Beginner Plus Knitter

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                  Perfect yarn good price

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Descent

                  By Klbalibrera

                  from Huntington Indiana

                  About Me Artist, Novice, Parent

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                  Pros

                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Snags
                  • Stretches

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                  This is a pretty descent wool and linen blend. It stretches just a bit to much for my taste. I have basically given up on linen and any blends of linen because of the stretch. This particular yarn was also a bit difficult to fix when you have to frog.its plus side is it is surprisingly soft having some linen in it.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Humble halo with a lovely drape

                  By Janet

                  from Monkton, Vermont

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                    Wow - love the results I got with this yarn. I knitted the Porto sweater from Twist Collective in new fern (color 2281). It has a nice even twist, evenly dyed, no knots in the 10 or so balls I used, and makes a sturdy spit splice. I used a gentle (no pins) wet block to get the seed stitch edging to lay flat. The fiber content is perfect for a dk yarn, producing a cool weather weight garment with a little warmth and tremendous drape. I think the stray filaments of linen in the halo ad charm, but some folks may not like them.

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