Louet Gems Fingering

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  • Fiber Content: 100% Merino Wool
  • Weight: Fingering, Sock
  • Gauge: 6.5-7.5 sts = 1" on US 2-3
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/185 yd
  • Care: Machine Wash Regular
  • Country Of Origin: Made in South Africa

Looking for a solid color, machine washable sock yarn? Look no further than Louet Gems Fingering. This super-soft, plied yarn is perfect for socks with intricate stitch detail. Your stitch patterns will pop and your socks will be comfortable and easy care. Louet Gems Fingering is a great choice available in a wide variety of colors. Most sock patterns will take at least two skeins, so be sure to check your pattern for yardage requirements. Made in South Africa.

 

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LouetGems Fingering
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (23)
  • Dyed evenly (21)
  • Soft (20)
  • Good weight (19)
  • Machine washable (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Socks (14)
  • Scarves (12)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Sweaters (8)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Artist (4), Collector (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice quality yarn and quick shipping

I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock...Read complete review

I use Loute Gems super wash wool to knit socks, I love the colors offered. I use size 0 Addi turbo circulars and knit 2 socks at the same time. A womans sock (size 7 shoe) uses 1.5 skeins of yarn , a mans sock(size 10 shoe) uses 2 skeins. This yarn size with a size 0 needle produces a sock that can be worn inside your shoes without making the shoe too tight. My 2 boys are Eagle Scouts and wear these on winter camping trips, they say that my hand knit wool socks are warmer than the ones bought at the camping and sporting goods store. I wash the socks in cold water in my front load machine and I air dry them. I also sent some of this wool to my sister in-law who lives in Russia- north of Moscow- and she loves it for socks. I think the price is fair, my local knitting store only carries fingering superwash that is $15 a skein and that is too pricey for me to use 2 skeins in each pair of socks.Webs Shipped put my order quickly at a reasonable rate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Flawed

Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this...Read complete review

Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this yarn again. Furthermore, it is not soft, as advertised. The colors are good, stitch definition is good, it's dyed evenly, and it's machine washable. All those things should make it a desirable sock yarn, but having to piece more than expected is a very bad deal in my book.

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5.0

Love this yarn

By Chris

from Cheshire Ct

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

      Made a scarf for my daughters friend from pattern Rosehip. I told her maybe I'd have it done ny Christmas, but the pattern was so much fun and the yarn so nice to knit I finished in 2 weeks! Bought some in red for my daughter, can't wait to knit that.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      unique fingering yarn

      By dancingneedles

      from Norman, OK

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

          This is a very tight twisted fingering yarn, has a strong elasticity, and knits kind of "thick" thus bulky fabric. I think it will need a very aggressive blocking to "open" up the knit, but anticipate it will bounce back somewhat. I am using this yarn in place of a DK yarn for a simple lace stitch shawl, it will be a beautiful end product.

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          • No

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          4.0

          very good

          By Nan from boynton

          from bonton beach, florida

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

            The gauge for this yarn is variable. It is rated as fingering but I am doing reasonably well on 6. It is less than sport weight but more than Madeline Tosh fingering weight. I am enjoying the yarn very much but it has some flaws that a better knitter might find troublesome. There are some breaks in the skeins that are inadequately felted together. I choose to accept the breaks and make new balls when I find the flaw. Occationally there will be frayed or felted lumps and the yarn has lint attachments on a regular basis. I like the colors. I am a redhead and primary colors are too harsh and baby colors are not interesting to me. The colors are not vibrant but they are servicable for a color choice needing a yellow undertone or fall emphasis.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Fabulous!

            By SandraJacqueline

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Artist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                I made a baby blanket / shawl with this yarn. The yarn is soft and lovely! Just Gorgeous! The weight is perfect. I wove a blanket / shawl roughly 54 x 54 which made a nice size baby blanket and when folded in a triangle it is a perfect shawl. It worked really well as both warp and weft. I also wove it double cloth and it performed wonderfully! No sticking or felting as I wove! I would recommend this yarn!

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Super yarn for knitted shawls!

                By Cable Girl TX

                from New Braunfels, TX

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                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Easy To Fix
                • Excellent Color Choices
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shawls

                  Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                  This yarn is perfect for knitted shawls. It has a nice "hand" and holds up extremely well to intense wet-blocking. Detailed stitches really POP when I knit with Gems Fingering.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lovely yarn!

                  By Sharon

                  from Ferndale, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Socks
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                    I used this yarn to make the Sixes and Threes Cowl on Very Pink. The colors are beautiful, and I ordered more yarn to make another one with different colors.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    My favourite fingering yarn

                    By Canknitter

                    from Ontario, canada

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Need More Colours In This

                    Best Uses

                    • Baby Sweatets
                    • Baby things
                    • Fair Isle
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                    I love this yarn so much I have decided to make myself a sweater - no small feat in such a fine yarn . But it is a delight to knit.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    I was impressed with the quick and careful service. I ordered a colour and an amount that could not be filled with one dye lot. The supplier made sure that was acceptable to me before sending the order.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By Anthony the candleman

                    from New York, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                      Colors are gorgeous!!

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      lovely color and feel

                      By Lisa

                      from Richmond, VA

                      About Me Artist, Poet

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Machine Washable
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft
                      • Will Order Again

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Knitting A Crazy Quilt
                        • Socks

                        Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                        It is so nice to have fast delivery!

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                        • Yes

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Flawed

                        By Ann the knitter

                        from Albion, MI

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                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Machine Washable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Socks

                          Comments about Louet Gems Fingering:

                          Out of the three skeins I've wound, two had major yarn flaws and/or knots requiring me to cut the yarn. For me, that is a deal breaker: I will never buy this yarn again. Furthermore, it is not soft, as advertised. The colors are good, stitch definition is good, it's dyed evenly, and it's machine washable. All those things should make it a desirable sock yarn, but having to piece more than expected is a very bad deal in my book.

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                          • No

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