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Ella Rae Lace Merino

Ella Rae Lace Merino is an incredibly soft machine washable merino in gorgeous dyed colorways. This fingering weight yarn would be great for shawls and other delicate accessories, and would also make cozy socks.  Made in Italy.

 

Content:
100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/460yd
Gauge:
7.25 sts = 1" on US 4
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
$24.95 hank $17.49 hank
  • 216 Work Of Yellow In Stock 2 hanks $17.49
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Ella RaeLace Merino
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (13)
  • Nice texture (12)
  • Good weight (9)
  • Knits quickly (5)
  • Easy to fix (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (10)
  • Socks (5)
  • Gloves (4)
  • Sweaters (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Artist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Looks gorgeous, wears well.

I made a simple roll-brimmed hat out of the lace merino, using size 1 needles. At least 8 people have commented on how beautiful the hat is! The color of the yarn is...Read complete review

I made a simple roll-brimmed hat out of the lace merino, using size 1 needles. At least 8 people have commented on how beautiful the hat is! The color of the yarn is so striking that an item of simple stocking stitch will pop. The hat loosens a little with wear, but pulls back to original shape with washing. I have only hand-washed the hat (several times), even though it's supposed to be machine washable, as I haven't wanted to risk ruining it. However, since making it I've acquired a large stash of this yarn, so I'll probably try throwing it into a lingerie bag in a normal wash at some point. Great stitch definition. Like the previous reviewer, I think small needles are a must for socks - no larger than size 1 would be my recommendation.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not that great

Really not that great for lace knitting...very thin even for lace weight and breaks easily. I had a lot of trouble winding the skein. I started making a lacy shawl with lots...Read complete review

Really not that great for lace knitting...very thin even for lace weight and breaks easily. I had a lot of trouble winding the skein. I started making a lacy shawl with lots of "holes" and it has not turned out that well so far. I will be frogging it to make a more closely-knit accessory (e.g. hat)instead. Based on the fibre content and lack of strength, I don't think it will work that well as a sock yarn either.

Reviewed by 17 customers

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4.0

Lovely yarn, great service

By Jan

from Sechelt BC

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Socks
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

    Another great addition to the growing stash. Can't comment on the yarn "in use" but it looks and feels wonderful.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Have always found WEBS service to be very good but this time they went above and beyond. I ordered the last 3 skeins of this product after it had been tempting me from the Close-Out pages for a long time. Customer service got in touch with me to advise me that one skein lacked the dye lot and asked if I still wanted it. This is a variegated yarn and I would never have noticed any difference, so I was impressed that they didn't just shove it in the bag and ship it, especially as it was half price. Delivery was prompt, even though I live in a semi-rural area in Canada, and I have never had a problem with either the delivery or condition of yarn shipped.

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    • No

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    5.0

    One of my favorite yarns

    By Aleigh112

    from Philly

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful color
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Shawls

      Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

      I love all the different colors in this yarn and how smoothly it knits up.

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      • No

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      5.0

      The colors!

      By Loves to knit

      from Bel Air, Maryland

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Drapes beautifully
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

        I love this yarn! The colors are just beautiful and the drape when the item is finished is just about perfect. And...it knits so evenly I almost don't have to block it...even with a semi-lace or lace pattern. And knitting with it is as good as it gets.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service and delivery were everything you want them to be. The exact items I ordered, perfectly packaged and received in just a few days. I love it when it works like that.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Ella Rae's Lace Merino

        By Julia

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

          This is a good yarn for soft shawls & scarves. It knits easily and doesn't ravel.

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          • No

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          5.0

          so lovely I ordered more

          By SpiderDi

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

            This is my second purchase of this yarn, I liked it so much I had to get more. I used it as the warp for a woven scarf, and now I'm going to try socks.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love Ella Rae

            By Pete

            from North Carolina

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

              Love working with Ella Rae lace merino

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Inaccurate Photo

              By joymcleod

              from Mooresville NC

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Colors Inaccurate
              • More Blackgray Than Pink

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                I'm returning two skeins of Color 127 Ella Rae Lace Merino because the colors on the website were so misleading. I wouldn't describe this as "pinks, purples," but would instead say "gray, black, pink." I was so disappointed when they arrived!

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                • No

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                5.0

                absolutely love this yarn

                By gillibunny

                from Canada

                About Me Sock Addict

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                  Incredibly soft. Would buy this again.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Fingering weight lace yarn

                  By Stitches

                  from Upstate NY

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Scarves
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                    I knitted a long narrow scarf with beaded ends and am nearly finished with a second scarf of the same pattern but a different colorway. Each takes one skein. This is a very even yarn with no thick or thin spots. There was one knot in the first skein and none thus far in the second. Color changes are relatively close together, so there is no "stripe" or pooling effect.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful yarn! Easy to work with.

                    By Gina

                    from New Albany, Indiana

                    About Me Artist, Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves
                      • Shawls Wraps
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Ella Rae Lace Merino:

                      This yarn is wonderful to work with, and makes an absolutely beautiful and unique garment.

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