Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy

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  • Fiber Content: 40% Hemp/40% Cotton/20% Modal
  • Weight: DK
  • Gauge: 5.5-5.75 sts = 1 on US 4
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/153yd
  • Care: Machine Wash Warm, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Italy

Hemp is an incredible plant fiber that is valued for its strength and durability. It won’t wear out - instead, it will wear in - getting better with age. It will retain color better than any other fiber, including cotton, due to its porous nature which also allows the fiber to breathe. Blended with cotton and modal, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy is a slightly textured yarn that is a WEBS favorite. Made in Italy.

 

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Elsebeth LavoldHempathy
 
4.4

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (57)
  • Nice texture (57)
  • Dyed evenly (44)
  • Machine washable (29)
  • Soft (27)

Cons

  • Unravels (7)
  • Twists up (6)
  • Snags (4)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (46)
  • Scarves (22)
  • Hats (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (53), Artist (14), Collector (4), Knitter (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (72)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for drapey summer sweaters/tunics

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting...Read complete review

Have made a couple of top-down summer sweaters with this lovely drapey yarn: Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark and Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier. Lovely yarn for both patterns. Knits quickly and the resulting drape is hard to beat. Only con would be repeated knots per skein. Didn't experience that in every skein, but the last four of the 16 skeins purchased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK yarn, but pass next time

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really...Read complete review

I was tempted by hemp content of this yarn, and wanted to try it for my summer top. The yarn is of DK weight and it does not knit fast. I had really hard time when end piece of the yarn "escaped" the skein, and I ended up with very tangled yarn. I had to cut the yarn since I was not successful untangling it. I won't be buying this yarn anymore, and will go for 100% linen yarn next time - it just feels much better in the finished product.

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5.0

Lovely crochet-able yarn

By Bettywt

from New York

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Drape
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dishcloth
    • Poncho

    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

    I think I originally ordered this product during the annual sale because I liked the colors. This year I have gone back to order it at full price. I have been using it singly & doubly with different size hooks (D, E, F) -- all to good effect. The poncho drapes nicely but the best use may be for dishcloths because there is a slight roughness to the texture. Not sure I would like it for a scarf or cowl, maybe for a sweater or top.

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    5.0

    Very nice yarn for summer projects

    By Sheltiegirl

    from Millbrook, NY

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

      Product recommends a size 4 needle, but I used it with a size 6 for a lightweight sleeveless sweater ("A Slice of Linen"), and it is lovely. I haven't finished my garment, so have not washed or worn this as yet, but right now it has a lovely, soft, somewhat drapey feel. I would definitely use this yarn again, especially for a lightweight wrap or scarf.

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      5.0

      Hempathy

      By The Knitter

      from MA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        Lived up to my expectations, based on comments made by others who have knit frequently with Hempathy. I had to purchase skeins from 2 sellers to get the quantity I needed; amazingly, they all matched perfectly, although from 2 dye lots.

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        5.0

        Great weight

        By Jennwren

        from Kansas City, MO

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        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        I love crocheting with this yarn. It's nice to hold, keeps its shape, doesn't shed very bad and has beautiful rich colors. I use it to make wash cloths and it washes/wears nicely.

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        5.0

        Not so fun to Knit, but Fabulous to Wear

        By CdnCarol

        from Ohio

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

        The yarn is very dry and feels a bit like knitting with kitchen twine. Once knit, however, and machine washed, this is soft and light. Perfect for summer sweaters. Nice drape on a size 4 (3.5 mm) needle. I can wear Hempathy when it is too hot for wool.

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        4.0

        love this yarn; easy to knit with

        By Tiffany

        from Portland, OR

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

          I'm using this yarn for a summer sweater. The yarn is soft enough to wear now but I think will be even softer with washing.

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          4.0

          Good Buy

          By Bep

          from Halifax

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

            Good product, pretty quick delivery.

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            4.0

            great yarn for children's warm weather clothes

            By crambie

            from Connecticut

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Children's Warm Weather C
              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              Hard wearing, similar to linen
              Great for children's clothing
              Would like more color choices-softer colors

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              4.0

              A great Natral yarn

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              By The Yarn Lady

              from Tacoma WA

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Sheds

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

              I have used a great deal of Hempathy. It has great weight and drapes nicely.

              I use it for light-weight scarves and summer tops, tanks and tees. Work great for shaped hems as it drapes so well

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              4.0

              Great colors

              By Kats

              from Arizona

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy:

                I have never been disappointed with Webs service or products.

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