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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
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LouetGems Fingering
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dyed evenly (18)
  • Nice texture (18)
  • Soft (17)
  • Good weight (15)
  • Machine washable (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Socks (14)
  • Scarves (12)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Sweaters (7)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Artist (3), Collector (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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 yarn!

By Sharon

from Ferndale, WA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Socks
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

    I used this yarn to make the Sixes and Threes Cowl on Very Pink. The colors are beautiful, and I ordered more yarn to make another one with different colors.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    My favourite fingering yarn

    By Canknitter

    from Ontario, canada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Need More Colours In This

    Best Uses

    • Baby Sweatets
    • Baby things
    • Fair Isle
    • Socks

    Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

    I love this yarn so much I have decided to make myself a sweater - no small feat in such a fine yarn . But it is a delight to knit.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I was impressed with the quick and careful service. I ordered a colour and an amount that could not be filled with one dye lot. The supplier made sure that was acceptable to me before sending the order.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Anthony the candleman

    from New York, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

      Colors are gorgeous!!

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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            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

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              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

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                (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.

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                    • No

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                    (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

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