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Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL

Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL is a chunky to worsted weight version of the favorite Silky Wool. The tweedy colors are just as beautiful, and you'll love the way your projects whip up in no time! Silky Wool XL is perfect for garments, accessories, and projects for the home.  Made in Italy.

Content:
80% Wool/20% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/104yd
Gauge:
3.75-4.5 sts = 1" on US 7-10
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$9.95 ball $4.59 ball
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool XL
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (12)
  • Nice texture (12)
  • Knits quickly (9)
  • Easy to fix (7)
  • Dyed evenly (5)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (11)
  • Scarves (8)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Artist (4), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Reds/browns REALLY dark!!!!!

Terrific depth of colors, and interesting texture---love working with it! Be aware that the russets, browns, gold and cranberry spectrum are much darker than the online images. Rather than return...Read complete review

Terrific depth of colors, and interesting texture---love working with it! Be aware that the russets, browns, gold and cranberry spectrum are much darker than the online images. Rather than return lots of it, I adapted my expectations and design. The greys/blues are true to the image….

If you love a really varied palette in your tweed, this is for you. Because of the many textures I was hesitant about itchiness, but it is soft, soft,soft.
One of the more interesting yarns I've worked with: great color depth and hand.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Bother

Don't bother buying this yarn. I bought it on sale and paid too much. The yarn feels scratchy and is ooarse - hard to knit with. And I have a really hard time...Read complete review

Don't bother buying this yarn. I bought it on sale and paid too much. The yarn feels scratchy and is ooarse - hard to knit with. And I have a really hard time believing that it's worsted weight. Stay away.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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1.0

Don't Bother

By Ike

from Topeka, KS

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Stretches
    • Twists Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

      Don't bother buying this yarn. I bought it on sale and paid too much. The yarn feels scratchy and is ooarse - hard to knit with. And I have a really hard time believing that it's worsted weight. Stay away.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Lovely

      By Bonnie-Knits

      from Lagrange, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

      I am currently looking for the perfect project for this yarn and it is being stored among my favorites.

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      4.0

      Nice in ivory

      By Judy

      from Southeast PA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

        Nice weight. Hand not quite as nice as all wool, but then it is not all wool.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful Yarn

        By Pine Fiber Arts

        from Littleton, CO

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

          So far I have used this yarn to make sweaters. Absolutely love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Great disappointment..

          By Lana

          from TO

          About Me Enthusiast, Novice

          See all my reviews

          Pros

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

              I have nothing good to say about this yarn.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great yarn

              By Quilts2

              from Madison,WI

              About Me Knitter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Addictive

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

              I love this yarn. It knits well, wears well, and looks great. I will be knitting a second sweater with this yarn and would do a third. It helped that the price was reduced so much by Webs!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              good stitch definition

              By Boots123

              from Conway Arkansas

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              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

                I am currently a hat which will be part of a 3 piece set including a scarf and fingerless mitts. I chose this yarn because of the cable stitches and desire to have a good stitch definition. I have not washed the yarn;hoping it will soften a little when I do. I am knitting it at a worsted weight gauge and it does seem more between a worsted and chunky weight.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very happy with this one

                By Micia

                from Tasmania, Australia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice stitch definition
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Color Slightly Different

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

                I bought the Cherry Red to make myself a big, warm, snuggly shawl. The color was pinker and duller than I expected (but this could be my monitor's fault), so after careful testing, I overdyed it. I now have a gorgeous deep raspberry shawl which I love. The texture of the yarn is slightly "crispy" due to the silk content, slightly nubbly, very pleasant (and quick!) to knit. And good value.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Silky Wool XL

                By "D"

                from Canisteo, New York

                About Me Artist, Crochet Mainly, Enthusiast, Multi Art Talents, Novice, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Color Not As Expected
                • Lots Of Factory Knots
                • Unravels

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Leggings
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters
                • Wrist warmers

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

                Worked up fast using another yarn with the XL. Scarf was heavy,not fluid {my fault}.But all in all my daughter loved the scarf and real pearl brooch combo.
                Service was much faster this time.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Knits wonderful!

                By Rita

                from Tillamook County OR

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL:

                  Love it!
                  It is so nice and soft.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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