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4.8

Filatura Di Crosa Superior

This laceweight cashmere silk blend yarn is completely heavenly. Create an utterly soft scarf or camisole that you'll never want to take off.  Made in Italy.

Content:
70% Cashmere/ 25% Silk/ 5% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
25g/328yds
Gauge:
5.75 sts = 1" on US 4
Knitting Weight:
Lace
$29.95 ball Discountable
  • 72 Deep Lavender In Stock 10 balls $29.95
  • 01 White In Stock 18 balls $29.95
  • 02 Cream In Stock 12 balls $29.95
  • 16 Black In Stock 17 balls $29.95
  • 19 Periwinkle In Stock 16 balls $29.95
  • 27 Grey In Stock 19 balls $29.95
  • 29 Pink In Stock 12 balls $29.95
  • 32 Sky Blue In Stock 3 balls $29.95
  • 60 Taupe In Stock 30 balls $29.95
  • 63 Dark Teal In Stock 6 balls $29.95
  • 71 Pale Blue In Stock 16 balls $29.95
  • 73 Dark Grey In Stock 4 balls $29.95
  • 86 Royal Blue In Stock 4 balls $29.95
  • 85 Deep Purple In Stock 2 balls $29.95
  • 87 Cotton Candy In Stock 19 balls $29.95
  • 89 Light Denim In Stock 13 balls $29.95
  • 90 Denim In Stock 1 ball $29.95
  • 95 Midnight In Stock 22 balls $29.95
  • 96 Purple In Stock 17 balls $29.95
  • 97 Dusty Rose In Stock 18 balls $29.95
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Filatura Di CrosaSuperior
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (19)
  • Nice texture (18)
  • Good weight (14)
  • Dyed evenly (13)
  • Hides mistakes (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (13)
    • Sweaters (11)
    • Hats (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Artist (9), Collector (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sublime!

    This is my favorite yarn. It's airy, yet warm; scrumptious in its softness. Touching this yarn was like petting my long-haired cat. I just wanted to stroke it. Obviously knitting with it...Read complete review

    This is my favorite yarn. It's airy, yet warm; scrumptious in its softness. Touching this yarn was like petting my long-haired cat. I just wanted to stroke it. Obviously knitting with it was a complete joy. The colors are luminous. The colors on the screen matched the color on the ball surprisingly well. Only caveats - this is obviously not a hard wearing yarn. It's not appropriate for things like socks. Use it for delicate items like fine lace shawls or scarves. Also, it's expensive. In this case, though, you really do get what you pay for.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    used to be better yarn

    i have old version without wool and the yarn was so soft and lovely but this new one is a bit scratchy because of the wool. i wish they did not add this unnecessary...Read complete review

    i have old version without wool and the yarn was so soft and lovely but this new one is a bit scratchy because of the wool. i wish they did not add this unnecessary element to this yarn.

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    4.0

    Nice, but quality has changed

    By Knitaddict

    from N. California

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

      This is easy to knit and has good stitch definition. It is not quite as soft as it used to be, however, which is a shame. Definitely use bamboo needles. You can easily make a cowl out of one skein. I do think Webs need to re-do their color swatches on their site for this yarn as they are not even close, even allowing for monitor differences. I ordered royal blue and it much lighter lighter than shown.

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      • No

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      5.0

      soft beautiful yarn

      By Charity Knitter J

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Artist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

        I have used this yarn previously to reconstruct a favorite hat for a friend of mine - I loved the yarn so much that I decided to use it to make a sweater from a Rowan pattern (with modifications). The pattern called for Kidsilk Haze Trio on size 8 and 9 needles so I made several swatches to get approximately the same gauge via quadrupling the yarn. So far I am very happy with the feel and look of the yarn for this particular pattern. I am sure it also would be wonderful for other garments/accessories and would be especially terrific for anyone who has sensitive skin.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The softest yarn on earth!

        By Ellen

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

          This is my new favorite yarn. It knits up in a cloud like texture. I'm using it double stranded on U.S. 8's to knit a simple stockinette poncho. I'm just copying something similar I saw on a woman this spring. It's knitting up pretty fast and I can't wait to wear it. My daughters want me to make something for them with this yarn, too!

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          • No

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          5.0

          difficult to knit

          By Gabi the knitter

          from deptford, NJ

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

              I tried knitting it with my Addi turbo needles. I took me one hour to knit one row. then I added another lace yarn to it and used bamboo needles, which made it knit much easier. But then you loose some of the effect.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Superior is lucious! Hard to give away!

              By Barb

              from Vacaville, CA

              About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Gift Giver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Snags

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters
              • Wrist warmers

              Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

              I love the colors and Nirvana has many matching shades to double with for 'sturdier' yet consistently soft item

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Lovely yarn, for lace shawl border

              By Rue

              from Delaware

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

                  This was ordered to use as a border on an otherwise completed shawl of the same yarn, but my local shop had discontinued carrying it. This is a different dye lot - I wish we could specify lot # when ordering, in hopes of, if not matching, at least coming close - so the border will be quite a bit lighter than I had planned, but it will still be lovely, and now, unique.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Such a beautiful soft feel good yarn....

                  By GJ

                  from Capitola, CA

                  About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

                    I am in the process of making a summer cowl - one that will drape over the shoulders a bit. I know it is going to be fabulous.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    My delivery took a bit only because one of the yarns I ordered had different dyelots. I thought the customer service department was very thoughtful and careful to make sure I would be happy with my order. I greatly appreciated that.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    used to be better yarn

                    By knitter

                    from brooklyn ny

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

                        i have old version without wool and the yarn was so soft and lovely but this new one is a bit scratchy because of the wool. i wish they did not add this unnecessary element to this yarn.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Lovely to work with

                        By Lisa

                        from Chester, CT

                        About Me Artist, Collector, Designer, Enthusiast, Experienced, Parent

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Weight
                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Perfect Amount Of Bloom
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves
                        • Shawl
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

                        I love this yarn. It's so soft, it's like knitting a summer breeze. It gives great stitch definition while being very soft looking. Even not yet blocked it looks lovely. If you knit lace, try this yarn. If not for yourself, then as a gift for someone you love. It's pricey, but well worth it.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Always a good yarn

                        By Laurie

                        from Sarasota, FL

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                        • Twists Up

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Filatura Di Crosa Superior:

                        I have made many scarves out of this yarn. You only need one or two skeins per scarf. Affordable cashmere scarf. Very light and fluffy.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        My delivery was very late, three weeks. The product when it did arrive was in good condition. Customer service was fairly helpful.

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                        • No

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