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Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint Discontinued Colors

Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint has beautiful self striping colors on a soft and smooth alpaca/silk blend. This stunning lace weight is perfect for breathtakingly colorful lace shawls, scarves, and more. Save on these gorgeous discontinued colors! Made in Peru.

Content:
70% Baby Alpaca/30% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/460yd
Gauge:
8.5 sts = 1" on US 2
Knitting Weight:
Lace
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Classic Elite YarnsSilky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (18)
  • Soft (18)
  • Good weight (15)
  • Dyed evenly (10)
  • Knits quickly (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (17)
  • Shawls (4)
  • Sweaters (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Artist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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5.0

Lovely to feel and easy to use

By JaneC

from Vermont

About Me Collector, Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Scarves

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

    currently using this to make a lacey shawl, and it is coming together very smooth and very nice.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Gorgeous! Soft! A little splitty, but manageable.

    By emily!

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Splits

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Shawls

    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

    I'm using this to make my first Niebling!!! So excited. The yarn is lovely, so soft and with a slight halo - I think this will be an airy shawl that still holds some warmth. It's a little splitty if I'm not careful with the points on my size 1 Addi turbos, but not that hard to navigate; I'm managing centered double decreases without an issue.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Love this yarn

    By Ex Drama Queen

    from Oahu, Hawaii

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

      I made a scarf with this, I paired it with a sock yarn and it is beautiful. I gifted it and forgot to take a picture.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Yarn!,

      By jjdoc

      from Columbus, GA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

        Bought this yarn for weaving but couldn't wait and started knitting. If you are addicted to lace yarns (I certainly am), you will love this yarn. Slightly slippery to knit, thus the recommendation for bamboo needles. Knits up to make gorgeous fabric!!

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        beautiful and soft

        By LFox

        from Buford, GA

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

          This is a beautiful yarn that knits up easily. You may want to make a tiny swatch to wash to test the colorfastness; I had some bleeding with one of the red colors.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'll think of more uses

          By lightning

          from Flower Mound, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

            Used several different colors to make a sweater/coat which i adapted from a child size. It is wonderful and warm.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Gorgeous, but...

            By LFox

            from Buford, GA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Color Runs
            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

            This is gorgeous yarn and I have used it now for three projects. The red colorway bleeds color quite badly, the other colors I purchased are very pastel and don't run noticeably.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Promptly delivered in an appropriately protective package.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful soft yarn

            By RAH

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Enthusiast, Experienced knitter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful colors
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Excellent Yardage
            • Good "carry Along"
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Add Or Strengthen Color
              • Felting
              • Scarves

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

              I have used this yarn in several projects (hats, scarves, a sweater vest, others). Normally I use it together with another yarn (or even 2 other lace weight yarns) to emphasize a color in a varigated yarn or add dimension to a solid color yarn, but I have used a single strand of this yarn to make stripes alternated with stripes of a kid mohair/silk blend lace-weight to make a lightly felted shawl - so elegant and beautiful. This yarn is a joy to work with, very soft and warm with no itch, but is too fine for most projects, so works best as a carry along strand. I've never had a problem with knots or thin spots or any of the issues that are sometimes a problem. It is a very high quality yarn, and worth the price.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              knits up like a dream

              By Lulemayjune

              from Phoenix, AZ

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Color Progress9
              • Beautiful Color Progressi
              • Drapes Perfectly
              • Next To Skin Soft
              • Skein Feeds Smoothly
              • Skein Feeds Smoothly For

              Cons

              • Catches On Dry Cuticles

              Best Uses

              • Camisoles
              • Scarves
              • Shawls
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

              I bought this to make a sweater for my daughter for Christmas. I like it so well I plan to buy more to make myself a scarf.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I paid for expedited shipping, however received it only 1 day earlier than my previous order with standard shipping. Overall I am very happy with Webs and will continue to order from them.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Delight to work with

              By Cedar's Mom

              from Crested Butte, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace Hand Paint:

                Really enjoy working with this yarn, colors flow smoothly and knits beautiful. Can't wait to get back to my shawl project.

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                • No

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