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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
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (52)
  • Good weight (48)
  • Dyed evenly (38)
  • Soft (29)
  • Knits quickly (20)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)
  • Vegetable matter (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (44)
  • Scarves (37)
  • Hats (16)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (47), Artist (8), Parent (8), Collector (6), Knitter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57), 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.

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5.0

one of my favorites!

By none

from cooperstown, ny

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

I recommend it highly.

Service and delivery comments:

service and delivery great!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Great Yarn

By MinnesotaE

from Minnesota

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See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

    I love love love this yarn. It was an easy pick for a lighter weight sweater as a friend had used it before and I loved how it worked for her. On her recommendation I purchased it and whole heartedly agree. Friend says it washes and holds it shape extremely well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Knits up beautifully

    By Happy Knitter

    from Southwest

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      This is beautiful yarn. I bought it in several colors to make shawls for gifts. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was the fact that several skeins had yarn pieced and tied together. I hate it when yarn companies piece their skeins. This causes yardage loss and should not be at the customers expense.

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      • No

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Jen who knits alot.

      from Vermont

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

        This yarn is perfect for lightweight, yet warm, sweaters for cool summer nights.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Can't get enough of this yarn

        By Aussie lover

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Bit Of A Fanatic Knitter, Slightly Fanatical Knitte

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Nice yarn

          By CWW

          from Texas

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

            This will make a very nice, lightweight sweater. This time the color was a little lighter and bluer than I expected.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            a pleasure to knit

            By GLouise39

            from northern MN

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              I am knitting an openwork sweater...shortsleeved, so wondering if it will be too warm for summer..might make it long sleeved

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              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One of my Go To Favorites

              By Jemije

              from Chicagoland

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                I have used Silky Wool many times and never been disappointed. It has a soft, tweedy effect but at a good price point. It is soft for next to the skin wear and comes in muted colors I like. Because of the silk, it would not be a good choice for a highly structured jacket or cardigan, IMO, but I did make a lace cardi this winter that turned out beautifully in grey, and completed a multicolor circular tube scarf with leftovers from that and other projects using Silky Wool. It does bleed some in the wash. Some people use vinegar, but I just plan on several lukewarm rinses and that solves the problem. The wash evens stitches nicely. It's a well behaved yarn. For the price/yardage, I highly recommend

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Color not as pictured

                By E. Brady

                from Hebron, KY

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Color Not As Pictured

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                I'm surprised, given all of the technology available today, that a yarn merchant cannot represent colors better on their website. I think I've received 1 skein of yarn in the last 6 months that has been as pictured on a merchant's website. I'm very disappointed. I like other things about this yarn, just not the color.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice yarn, but.....

                By knittingwiz

                from St. Joseph, MI

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  The sweater I am making (O'Hare by Elsebeth Lavold) is beautiful. I just don't like that one skein has had 3 knots so far and one other in another.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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