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4.4

Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy

Hemp is an incredible plant fiber that is valued for its strength and durability. It won’t wear out - instead, it will wear in - getting better with age. It will retain color better than any other fiber, including cotton, due to its porous nature which also allows the fiber to breathe. Blended with cotton and modal, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy is a slightly textured yarn that is a WEBS favorite. Made in Italy.

 

Content:
40% Hemp/40% Cotton/20% Modal
Care:
Machine Wash Warm, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/153yd
Gauge:
5.5-5.75 sts = 1” on US 4
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Elsebeth LavoldHempathy
 
4.4

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (56)
  • Nice texture (55)
  • Dyed evenly (42)
  • Machine washable (28)
  • Knits quickly (26)

Cons

  • Unravels (7)
  • Twists up (6)
  • Snags (4)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (45)
  • Scarves (21)
  • Hats (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (51), Artist (14), Collector (4), Knitter (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for drapey summer sweaters/tunics

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting...Read complete review

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting drape is hard to beat. Only con would be repeated knots per skein. Didn't experience that in every skein, but the last four of the 16 skeins purchased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK yarn, but pass next time

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really...Read complete review

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really hard time when end piece of the yarn "escaped" the skein, and I ended up with very tangled yarn. I had to cut the yarn since I was not successful untangling it. I won't be buying this yarn anymore, and will go for 100% linen yarn next time - it just feels much better in the finished product.

Reviewed by 76 customers

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5.0

Hempathy

By The Knitter

from MA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    Lived up to my expectations, based on comments made by others who have knit frequently with Hempathy. I had to purchase skeins from 2 sellers to get the quantity I needed; amazingly, they all matched perfectly, although from 2 dye lots.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great weight

    By Jennwren

    from Kansas City, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    I love crocheting with this yarn. It's nice to hold, keeps its shape, doesn't shed very bad and has beautiful rich colors. I use it to make wash cloths and it washes/wears nicely.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Not so fun to Knit, but Fabulous to Wear

    By CdnCarol

    from Ohio

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    The yarn is very dry and feels a bit like knitting with kitchen twine. Once knit, however, and machine washed, this is soft and light. Perfect for summer sweaters. Nice drape on a size 4 (3.5 mm) needle. I can wear Hempathy when it is too hot for wool.

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    4.0

    love this yarn; easy to knit with

    By Tiffany

    from Portland, OR

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      I'm using this yarn for a summer sweater. The yarn is soft enough to wear now but I think will be even softer with washing.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good Buy

      By Bep

      from Halifax

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        Good product, pretty quick delivery.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great yarn for children's warm weather clothes

        By crambie

        from Connecticut

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children's Warm Weather C
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          Hard wearing, similar to linen
          Great for children's clothing
          Would like more color choices-softer colors

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A great Natral yarn

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          By The Yarn Lady

          from Tacoma WA

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          I have used a great deal of Hempathy. It has great weight and drapes nicely.

          I use it for light-weight scarves and summer tops, tanks and tees. Work great for shaped hems as it drapes so well

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          4.0

          Great colors

          By Kats

          from Arizona

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

            I have never been disappointed with Webs service or products.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love Yarn So much, Bought it Twice

            By Brnscn

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I made a light sweater out of it and I am very pleased with it. Love the color and the feel.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good quality yarn, slightly splitty

              By stringthing

              from Lexington, KY

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Splitty

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              This is a great yarn, it is neither coarse or harsh, the frequent pitfalls of linen and hemp yarns. It doesn't go fuzzy when frogged and unlike most non-wool yarns it doesn't hurt my hands to knit this. The one issue I've had is that the yarn is a tad bit splitty, but this is minor and is a side effect of a soft yarn.

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