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Louet Gems Fingering

Looking for a solid color, machine washable sock yarn? Look no further than Louet Gems Fingering. This super soft, plied yarn is perfect for socks with intricate stitch detail. Your stitch patterns will pop and your socks will be comfortable and easy care. Louet Gems Fingering is a great choice available in a wide variety of colors. Most sock patterns will take at least two skeins, so be sure to check your pattern for yardage requirements. Made in South Africa.

 

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
50g/185 yd
Gauge:
6.5-7.5 sts = 1" on US 2-3
Knitting Weight:
Sock
$9.95 hank Discountable
  • 1562 Navy In Stock 13 hanks $9.95
  • 1432 Pewter - New! In Stock 4 hanks $9.95
  • 1452 Violet - New! In Stock 24 hanks $9.95
  • 1642 Dusty Rose - New! In Stock 20 hanks $9.95
  • 1652 Goldenrod - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 1662 Bright Blue - New! In Stock 48 hanks $9.95
  • 1682 Steel Grey - New! In Stock 1 hank $9.95
  • 1012 Champagne In Stock 2 hanks $9.95
  • 1222 Black In Stock 34 hanks $9.95
  • 1302 Cream In Stock 18 hanks $9.95
  • 1362 Linen Grey In Stock 11 hanks $9.95
  • 1392 Fern Green In Stock 26 hanks $9.95
  • 1422 Eggplant In Stock 5 hanks $9.95
  • 1472 Terra Cotta In Stock 7 hanks $9.95
  • 1482 Aqua In Stock 28 hanks $9.95
  • 1512 Pink Panther In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 1542 Teal Backordered $9.95
  • 1552 Willow Backordered $9.95
  • 1572 French Blue In Stock 7 hanks $9.95
  • 1582 Burgundy In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 1632 Candy Apple Red In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
  • 1702 White In Stock 50+ hanks $9.95
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LouetGems Fingering
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dyed evenly (15)
  • Nice texture (15)
  • Good weight (14)
  • Soft (14)
  • Machine washable (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Socks (12)
    • Scarves (10)
    • Gloves (9)
    • Sweaters (6)
    • Hats (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Artist (3), Collector (3), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice quality yarn and quick shipping

    I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock...Read complete review

    I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock (size 7 shoe) uses 1.5 skeins of yarn , a mans sock(size 10 shoe) uses 2 skeins. This yarn size with a size 0 needle produces a sock that can be worn inside your shoes without making the shoe too tight. My 2 boys are Eagle Scouts and wear these on winter camping trips, they say that my hand knit wool socks are warmer than the ones bought at the camping and sporting goods store. I wash the socks in cold water in my front load machine and I air dry them. I also sent some of this wool to my sister in-law who lives in Russia- north of Moscow- and she loves it for socks. I think the price is fair, my local knitting store only carries fingering superwash that is $15 a skein and that is too pricey for me to use 2 skeins in each pair of socks.Webs Shipped put my order quickly at a reasonable rate.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Flawed

    Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this...Read complete review

    Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this yarn again. Furthermore, it is not soft, as advertised. The colors are good, stitch definition is good, it's dyed evenly, and it's machine washable. All those things should make it a desirable sock yarn, but having to piece more than expected is a very bad deal in my book.

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    5.0

    lovely color and feel

    By Lisa

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Artist, Poet

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Will Order Again

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Knitting A Crazy Quilt
      • Socks

      Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

      It is so nice to have fast delivery!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Flawed

      By Ann the knitter

      from Albion, MI

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Machine Washable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Socks

        Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

        Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this yarn again. Furthermore, it is not soft, as advertised. The colors are good, stitch definition is good, it's dyed evenly, and it's machine washable. All those things should make it a desirable sock yarn, but having to piece more than expected is a very bad deal in my book.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Nice yarn

        By kittenknit

        from Colorado

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Socks

          Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

          I was hoping for a good yellow from Louet, and saw they are making Goldenrod. Ick! Not a nice shade...beware. Otherwise the new colors are nice.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          My favorite fingering weight yarn, but .

          By Stitches

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baby blankets
            • Baby Clothes
            • Children's Sweaters Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

            This is my favorite solid color fingering weight yarn, but currently I am using it to knit black socks and am far from pleased with the results. The yarn seems very flimsy, and I doubt that the socks will wear at all well. I am using size 1 needles, and I can see light through the stockinette stitches on the sole. Much too late to switch to size 0 needles! I have had no such problem with any other color, so I recommend this yarn without reservation for any color but black.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            gems sock yarn

            By kate

            from seattle

            About Me Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks

              Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

              I'm making socks and gloves

              Service and delivery comments:

              Prompt. Webs was out of some colors I requested. Communication was good.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Stitch Definition

              By Rebecca

              from Collins NY

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                  Great plied yarn, nice twist with great stitch definition. Making a lovely cabled baby sweater and it is really nice. Only complaint is occasional spots unplied and 'fluffy', which is a concern that it may pill over time.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Making the Leftie Scarf out of it.Love!

                  By Moe

                  from Townsend, MA

                  About Me Knitter Quilter

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                    I liked this yarn so much, I'm using it for a second scarf in different colors.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Elzja

                    from Warsaw, Poland

                    About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                      I used this product to make a vest, so far it's very soft and it looks good.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great yarn to knit with

                      By N/A

                      from NC

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Socks

                        Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                        I used this product on leggings for a Christmas gift

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice quality yarn and quick shipping

                        By Ginochka

                        from Pennsylvania

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Good Weight
                        • Machine Washable
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Socks

                          Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                          I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock (size 7 shoe) uses 1.5 skeins of yarn , a mans sock(size 10 shoe) uses 2 skeins. This yarn size with a size 0 needle produces a sock that can be worn inside your shoes without making the shoe too tight. My 2 boys are Eagle Scouts and wear these on winter camping trips, they say that my hand knit wool socks are warmer than the ones bought at the camping and sporting goods store. I wash the socks in cold water in my front load machine and I air dry them. I also sent some of this wool to my sister in-law who lives in Russia- north of Moscow- and she loves it for socks. I think the price is fair, my local knitting store only carries fingering superwash that is $15 a skein and that is too pricey for me to use 2 skeins in each pair of socks.Webs Shipped put my order quickly at a reasonable rate.

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