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Louet Gems Sport

Louet Gems Sport is a 100% wool, machine-washable yarn that's perfect for all of the projects you're looking for that require a sport weight yarn. The tight twist of Gems Sport minimizes pilling while remaining elastic. From baby projects to socks to garments, the fantastic stitch definition of this soft yarn will make your stitches pop, and your finished project a truly stunning piece! Made in South Africa

Note: The following colors are only available while supplies last: 2013, 2223, 2423 and 2683.

 

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
100g/225yd
Gauge:
5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-5
Knitting Weight:
Sport
$15.50 hank Discountable
  • 2043 Heron Grey - New! In Stock 5 hanks $15.50
  • 2063 Mint In Stock 30 hanks $15.50
  • 2093 Apple Blossom In Stock 11 hanks $15.50
  • 2123 Brick Red In Stock 18 hanks $15.50
  • 2133 Lavender In Stock 34 hanks $15.50
  • 2143 Cobalt Blue In Stock 17 hanks $15.50
  • 2153 Marine Blue In Stock 16 hanks $15.50
  • 2173 Grey Sky In Stock 31 hanks $15.50
  • 2013 Champagne In Stock 36 hanks $15.50
  • 2163 indigo In Stock 13 hanks $15.50
  • 2393 Fern Green In Stock 31 hanks $15.50
  • 2423 Eggplant In Stock 33 hanks $15.50
  • 2703 White In Stock 27 hanks $15.50
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LouetGems Sport
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Machine washable (9)
  • Dyed evenly (8)
  • Good weight (8)
  • Nice texture (7)
  • Soft (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (8)
  • Sweaters (7)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Socks (6)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful yarn

I love this yarn! Nice weight, pretty colors, doesn't pill. So far I've only knit it in stockinette but I've seen it used for cables and it's gorgeous. Heirloom quality.

I love this yarn! Nice weight, pretty colors, doesn't pill. So far I've only knit it in stockinette but I've seen it used for cables and it's gorgeous. Heirloom quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weakness in yarn mars performance

The product knit up OK but there were lumps and weak spots where some of the threads that were twisted to make the strand were torn. I had to tie knots in those sections....Read complete review

The product knit up OK but there were lumps and weak spots where some of the threads that were twisted to make the strand were torn. I had to tie knots in those sections. When i missed one, it broke and I had a hole in the sweater I was still knotting.

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5.0

Love it!

By Christina

from Huntington Beach, CA

About Me Daily knitter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Solid Colors
  • Good Weight
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Colors Thinner Than White

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Stranded Or Fair Isle

Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

I used this ayrn to knit 8 Christmas stockings and each one was more beautiful than the last. They were all 2-color, stranded work, and I couldn't find enough red, so branched out and was very pleased with the amazing color selection.

Service and delivery comments:

Love this store and their personnel - just wish it was on the West Coast!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

lovely yarn

By kittenknit

from Colorado

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Some splitting

Best Uses

  • Baby And Kid Items
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Sweaters

Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

I'm enjoying the new colors. It is a wonderful soft yarn to work with, and knits up quickly.

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5.0

Great for light weight garments

By Lana

from CT

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

    Great yarn for spring/summer sweaters; I've made 2 and plan to make more. This yarn is evenly spun, has no knots, knits well, holds up to multiple frogging, blocks nicely, and is next-to-skin soft. Colors don't run in multi-color projects. Highly recommend.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Gems sport

    By Carol

    from Oregon

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

        I purchase this yarn on sale so cannot return it. The color was called Steel Gray, looked like a medium to dark gray online, and is in reality a light gray with a purple hue. Not at all what I wanted.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Welcome choice for sport yarn

        By Stitches

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 100 Gm Skeins
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • No pilling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blankets
          • Children's Wear
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

          I have used Louet Gems fingering weight yarn for years, so when I needed a sport weight yarn and discovered that Gems came in that weight, too, it was a no-brainer. I was not disappointed. Because this merino yarn is tightly twisted, it does not have the "soft" texture that less tightly spun merino does. However, it does not pill, and it "wears like iron". Like virtually all machine washable wool yarn, the gauge you get when you knit is not the gauge you will get after the finished item is washed and blocked. Swatching is a must, followed by at least two washings and dryings. I find that I need to use needles at least two sizes smaller than directions call for. The last item I knit called for size 6 needles. I used size 4 to get the washed gauge needed, and the item still ended up larger than I aimed for. It was for a rapidly growing child, so it was OK. I used color eggplant; some excess dye was removed by the wash, but this is true of virtually any wool yarn that has any shade of red dye used in its processing. I like this yarn, and I ordered more for another project. I think all DK and sport weight yarn should come in 100 gm. skeins, so this for me is an added reason to choose it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          wonderful yarn

          By kittenknit

          from Colorado

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough color choices

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Socks

          Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

          I am excited to have discovered this awesome yarn. I am making socks with it, but it would be great for other items. The only drawback is there are not enough color choices. Also, be sure to buy enough (2 skeins) for a pair of nice thick socks.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Gems sport yarn deserves its name, a gem

          By Penelope1

          from Canada

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

            I am really satisfied with this yarn even when the waiting period is long when backordered. Soft, great stich definition, great product. I would like more colour choices.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Weakness in yarn mars performance

            By Grandma K

            from West Hartford, Ct

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Weak Points That Tear

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

            The product knit up OK but there were lumps and weak spots where some of the threads that were twisted to make the strand were torn. I had to tie knots in those sections. When i missed one, it broke and I had a hole in the sweater I was still knotting.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            quality yarn, a keeper

            By silly request

            from saratoga springs, ny

            About Me Parent, Retired

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Machine Washable
            • No pills
            • Quality
            • Showcases work
            • Soft
            • Stitch definition

            Cons

            • Really none

            Best Uses

            • Childrens blankets
            • Childrens garments
            • Womens topscardigans

            Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

            i try to use it only when it really counts for me, the yarn is a little on the higher end, but you get what you pay for, and well worth the price.

            forgot to mention, great for stranded knitting as well

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            • No

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A Workhorse in Sport Weight

            By Demetria

            from Raleigh NC

            About Me Enthusiast, Obsessed Knitter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good stitch definition
            • Good Weight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Louet Gems Sport:

              I made a cabled vest for my husband and this yarn was perfect. Firm, thin, durable, no-nonsense yarn in a rich masculine burgundy. Be sure to wash your swatch when checking gauge, because it grows a lot in length.

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              • No

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