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    4.6

    Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen

    Classic Elite Soft Linen is a touchable wonder in a surprisingly soft blend. Linen adds durability and cooling properties, wool adds elasticity, and baby alpaca softens this squishy, multi-ply yarn. Soft Linen is great for spring and summer garments you can wear into the cool evening. Made in Peru.

    Content:
    30% Baby Alpaca/35% Wool/35% Linen
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/137yds
    Gauge:
    5.5 sts = 1" on US 5-6
    Knitting Weight:
    DK
    $9.50 ball Discountable
    • 2249 Tropical Sea In Stock 42 balls $9.50
    • 2202 Citrine In Stock 29 balls $9.50
    • 2203 Dove Gray Backordered $9.50
    • 2204 Titian Blue In Stock 1 ball $9.50
    • 2220 Bay Blue In Stock 6 balls $9.50
    • 2234 Deep Twilight In Stock 22 balls $9.50
    • 2235 Winter Pear In Stock 17 balls $9.50
    • 2236 Antique White In Stock 22 balls $9.50
    • 2238 Buffalo Brown In Stock 2 balls $9.50
    • 2248 Blue Grotto In Stock 8 balls $9.50
    • 2254 Thistledown In Stock 11 balls $9.50
    • 2255 Hibiscus In Stock 1 ball $9.50
    • 2256 Lavender In Stock 30 balls $9.50
    • 2257 Kentucky Blue In Stock 20 balls $9.50
    • 2258 Turk Red In Stock 31 balls $9.50
    • 2275 Linen In Stock 28 balls $9.50
    • 2281 New Fern In Stock 25 balls $9.50
    • 2284 Tangerine In Stock 24 balls $9.50
    • 2289 Botticelli Pink In Stock 36 balls $9.50
    • 2292 Lupine In Stock 20 balls $9.50
    • 2227 Deep Red In Stock 31 balls $9.50
    • 2252 Eggplant In Stock 8 balls $9.50
    • 2271 Rose In Stock 37 balls $9.50
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    Classic Elite YarnsSoft Linen
     
    4.6

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (11)
    • Nice texture (11)
    • Soft (11)
    • Dyed evenly (8)
    • Easy to fix (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (9)
      • Scarves (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (8), Artist (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      5.0

      A lovely soft, light yarn

      By RayKay

      from Winston-Salem NC

      About Me Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

        This is a lovely yarn for lightweight sweaters for spring and fall. It works up beautifully and is soft with a halo.

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        5.0

        Will use this yarn many times

        By Karin

        from Florence, Kentucky

        About Me Artist, Designer, Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Pliable
        • Rewarding
        • Soft
        • True To Description

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Shawls
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

          Used smaller than recommended needles to achieve greater density.

          Triangular shawl to be a gift

          Will design and knit other shawls/scarves using Soft Linen in various colors

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          5.0

          'Touchable Wonder' - perfect description

          By Pi

          from Gloucester, MA

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Delightful to work with
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Excellent Stitch Definiti
            • Vest

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

            I am using this yarn for a vest with a variety of stitches in the pattern. The yarn gives good stitch definition to the solid parts of the pattern, and is lovely in the lacey parts.

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            4.0

            A little scratchy.

            By WindingRoad

            from Maine

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            Pros

            • Not Soft
            • Scratchy

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters W Thick Blouse

            Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

            I am trying to make a short sleeved sweater. This yarn is scratchy with some kind of fibers in it. I know it's linen. I just didn't know it would be so scratchy. Maybe when it's washed it will be ok.

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            5.0

            Beautiful yarn,nice drape,color soft

            By fsu93

            from nashville, tn

            About Me Beginner Plus Knitter

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                Perfect yarn good price

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                • No

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                3.0

                Descent

                By Klbalibrera

                from Huntington Indiana

                About Me Artist, Novice, Parent

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Snags
                • Stretches

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                This is a pretty descent wool and linen blend. It stretches just a bit to much for my taste. I have basically given up on linen and any blends of linen because of the stretch. This particular yarn was also a bit difficult to fix when you have to frog.its plus side is it is surprisingly soft having some linen in it.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Humble halo with a lovely drape

                By Janet

                from Monkton, Vermont

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                  Wow - love the results I got with this yarn. I knitted the Porto sweater from Twist Collective in new fern (color 2281). It has a nice even twist, evenly dyed, no knots in the 10 or so balls I used, and makes a sturdy spit splice. I used a gentle (no pins) wet block to get the seed stitch edging to lay flat. The fiber content is perfect for a dk yarn, producing a cool weather weight garment with a little warmth and tremendous drape. I think the stray filaments of linen in the halo ad charm, but some folks may not like them.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Planning to make more with this yarn

                  By Knitalong Sue

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Experienced knitter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to work with
                  • Great Stitch Definition
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                  • Loose Fibers From Linen

                  Best Uses

                  • Shawls
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                  This yarn was purchased with the Classic Elite Meadow Melody pattern pamphlet to make the Daisy cardigan pictured. I was a little unsure of how it would knit up---although soft, the yarn had a somewhat rope-like look to it in the ball (may have been the color I chose, but there were little bits of fiber from the linen sticking out that contributed to this). I am now about half-way through the sweater, and I am loving this yarn. It has a very nice hand, with a soft but very slightly crunchy texture, and it gives great stitch definition. Now I am eyeing the pullover from the same pamphlet and trying to decide what color of Soft Linen I want to make it in.

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                  5.0

                  Just like its name Soft

                  By Naturally yours

                  from Tampa Bay, FL

                  About Me Enthusiast

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                    This yarn is very nice to work with. It is easy to fix if you have to frog. Does not tangle while working. Texture is soft. Using for a shawl and the colors are nice and blend well together. I have been very happy so far in working with it. Look forward to seeing how it is after blocking and wearing. So far I couldn't me happier with it. I love natural blends.

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                    4.0

                    pride & prejudice

                    By Kitty

                    from Superior, CO

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Coarse

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen:

                    Found a sweater pattern in "Jane Austin" magazine that I liked. I used this particular yarn to do a variation of the sweater and turn it into a cardigan. I like it.

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