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Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

We can't keep our hands off this wonderfully soft silk & wool blend! Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool has a fabulous nubbly texture and deep, beautiful colors. This DK weight yarn makes great warm but light garments, accessories, and afghans. Made in Italy.

Content:
45% Wool/35% Silk/20% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/191yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$9.95 hank Discountable
  • 08 Moss - New! In Stock 18 hanks $9.95
  • 166 Faded Denim - New! In Stock 13 hanks $9.95
  • 167 Summer Rose - New! In Stock 27 hanks $9.95
  • 169 Goldenrod - New! In Stock 19 hanks $9.95
  • 170 Grove Of Pine - New! In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 171 Bluebells - New! In Stock 19 hanks $9.95
  • 172 Boysenberries - New! In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 173 African Violet - New! In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 158 Tangerine In Stock 23 hanks $9.95
  • 159 Kelly Green In Stock 22 hanks $9.95
  • 160 Nautical In Stock 19 hanks $9.95
  • 161 Nightfall In Stock 8 hanks $9.95
  • 162 Merlot In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 163 Milano Red In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 164 Twilight Blue In Stock 30 hanks $9.95
  • 165 Salmon In Stock 23 hanks $9.95
  • 150 Wild Honey In Stock 15 hanks $9.95
  • 151 Manhattan Mist In Stock 28 hanks $9.95
  • 152 Bluebird In Stock 13 hanks $9.95
  • 153 Purple Orchid In Stock 35 hanks $9.95
  • 154 Pick Icing In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 155 Niagara Fall In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 156 Yellow Cabbage In Stock 29 hanks $9.95
  • 157 Empire Yellow In Stock 24 hanks $9.95
  • 01 Chalk In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 02 White Sand In Stock 12 hanks $9.95
  • 04 Charcoal In Stock 27 hanks $9.95
  • 05 Lava In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 07 Yellow Ochre In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 09 Verdigris In Stock 32 hanks $9.95
  • 75 Griseldis Rose In Stock 9 hanks $9.95
  • 42 Rosehip In Stock 3 hanks $9.95
  • 74 Orange In Stock 23 hanks $9.95
  • 132 Oxblood In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 29 Vibrant Green In Stock 25 hanks $9.95
  • 35 Petrol In Stock 31 hanks $9.95
  • 52 Hunter Green In Stock 7 hanks $9.95
  • 54 Coffee Bean Brown In Stock 18 hanks $9.95
  • 56 Bristol Red In Stock 5 hanks $9.95
  • 58 Columbine In Stock 13 hanks $9.95
  • 59 Hazy Blue Backordered $9.95
  • 60 Granite In Stock 29 hanks $9.95
  • 83 Sapling Green In Stock 14 hanks $9.95
  • 86 Dark Oak In Stock 41 hanks $9.95
  • 93 Bay Leaf In Stock 22 hanks $9.95
  • 96 Magenta In Stock 39 hanks $9.95
  • 101 Mallard In Stock 15 hanks $9.95
  • 109 Medium Grey In Stock 6 hanks $9.95
  • 115 Eucalyptus In Stock 32 hanks $9.95
  • 116 Prussian Blue In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 133 Beryl Pink In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
  • 134 Dusty Bluegreen In Stock 10 hanks $9.95
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (68)
  • Good weight (63)
  • Dyed evenly (46)
  • Soft (40)
  • Knits quickly (27)

Cons

  • Vegetable matter (4)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (55)
  • Scarves (48)
  • Hats (19)
  • Gloves (13)
  • Shawls (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (60), Artist (10), Parent (9), Collector (6), Knitter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (75), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't get enough of this yarn

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely...Read complete review

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely love my finished sweater. It's lightweight but nice and warm and it layers well over blouses and tops. I was afraid I didn't have enough yarn to make the sleeves as long as I wanted, but found it easy to stretch them out during blocking. I was so impressed that I bought more in two different colors to make more sweaters. Can't wait to get started on them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works up like Fingering

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it...Read complete review

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it up. It's very lightweight, with a loose twist, so it knits up more as a fingering. This yarn would be ideal for a floaty, lacy scarf, but I wouldn't recommend it for a cozy sweater. That said, it's pretty, has a good hand, and the texture is just the teeniest bit pebbly. It knits up very evenly.

Reviewed by 84 customers

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5.0

Silky wool

By The knitter

from Columbia, sc

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    I love knitting with this yarn. Garments look so beautiful

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Unexpected Lovely Wool!

    By Knitting Mom

    from East Stroudsburg, PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good stitch definition
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Wonderful drape

    Cons

    • A Few Knots In Skeins

    Best Uses

    • Cowls
    • Scarves
    • Shawls

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    Knitting a lace and cable scarf and this yarn is just perfect!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Lovely to work with

    By Victoria

    from Big Bear Lake, CA

    About Me Artist, Parent, Proficient Knitter

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Rich colors

    Cons

    • Vegetable Matter

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      I am currently using this to knit a vintage 1930s sweater pattern and I'm loving it! I have to agree that it really isn't a DK weight - it seems more sport weight, but that is perfect for what I'm knitting. I'm using 3.5mm needles (US size 4), but it could be worked with an even smaller size. Anyway, the color is beautiful and the drape is perfect. The only complaint I have is that there is a lot of VM (vegetable matter) throughout and it's rather a pain having to periodically stop and pick out the tiny pieces.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Lovely yarn to use in weaving

      By Patty

      from Mechanicsville, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Good For Warp And Weft

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

        I am a weaver and have made some lovely scarves with this yarn. Yarn does tend to pill with excessive wear. Yarn is soft and terms good next to skin. Beautiful colors.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast delivery. Orders always accurately completed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I would definitely buy this product again...

        By Pat

        from New Boston, NH

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

          I'm using the yarn for a summer cardigan.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          crunchy look

          By Ellie

          from Ohio

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              beautiful colors

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Love this yarn!

              By Kwaldo 2

              from Mpls., Mn

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Rebounds After Blocking

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Ponchos
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              I received this yarn in shortest time possible since I ordered over a weekend. Great service as always! Always get exactly what I order!
              I will be making a ponchette with it and this will be my second in Silky Wool. The yarn knits up beautifully with no splitting and does not chafe my hands at all. My only disappointment was that after blocking, it returned to it's pre blocking size making the ponchette too small for me even though I knit the large size and I'm a petite size. I will be adding repeats on this next one which is very easy to do. I love this yarn! Not too warm yet comfortable to wear inside in Minnesota weather. Thanks Webs for carrying this yarn in all the great colors!

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Dry feel, nubby texture

              By Nama who knits

              from Greenville, NY

              About Me Enthusiast

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              This yarn was not what I expected from a silk blend. It is very "dry" to the touch and has a nubby texture that makes for poor stitch definition. I am knitting a wrap for my daughter and it is coming out "floppy" with a soft drape which is what I wanted but I would not call the fabric soft. I chose the gray (a color preference of my daughter's but not mine) and it is a bit variegated -- not truly solid gray. I will finish the garment but I am not thrilled with the yarn and most likely will not use it again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Silky Wool

              By Annie the Sockknitter

              from Northwest Arkansas

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Cowls
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              I discovered Silky Wool while visiting a LYS when I was on vacation. I experience medication-related hot flashes that are beyond severe so am always looking for very lightweight yarns, and they don't come any lighter than this one. Due to hand surgery I've not been able to do any knitting recently, but rest assured, one of my Silky Wool projects is next on the docket!!! The WEBS description that says "We can't keep our hands off" this yarn says it all. Touching the yarn is pure delight, and the colors are rich and absolutely stunning! In my bag are Maraschino, Forest and Mallard for cowls, and a rust color (#92, I think) for a sweater. While this product comes in several shades of red, I wanted a blue red, ruby, the red that my mom really loved, and the Maraschino was it. My only "minus" about this yarn has to do with the weight. To me, it's lighter than a DK.

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              • No

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              5.0

              My favorite yarn

              By ewelady

              from Meriden, Ct.

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                Great all over DK weight yarn, love the colors.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great service

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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