Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Bark (BARK)
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Bark (BARK)
  • Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Merino/15% Cashmere/10%SIlk
  • Weight: Fingering
  • Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1" on US1-3
  • Weight/Yardage: 4oz./420yd
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Shalimar Yarns Breathless

$32.00 Each
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Shalimar Yarns Breathless is so soft and beautiful it will leave you breathless! This blend of superwash merino, cashmere and silk would make exquisite shawls, accessories, and more. The hand dyed colors are gorgeous and not too overpowering for your favorite stitch pattern.

Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Bark (BARK)
(BARK) Bark
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Black Truffle (BLACKTRUFF)
(BLACKTRUFF) Black Truffle
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Blue Steel (BLUESTEEL)
(BLUESTEEL) Blue Steel
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Bungalow (BUNGALOW)
(BUNGALOW) Bungalow
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Byzantium (BYZANTIUM)
(BYZANTIUM) Byzantium
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Citrine (CITRINE)
(CITRINE) Citrine
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Cobalt Skies (COBALTSKIE)
(COBALTSKIE) Cobalt Skies
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Copper Pennies (COPPERPENN)
(COPPERPENN) Copper Pennies
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Dock Of The Bay (DOCKOFTHEB)
(DOCKOFTHEB) Dock Of The Bay
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Emerald Isle (EMERALDISL)
(EMERALDISL) Emerald Isle
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Enchanted (ENCHANTED)
(ENCHANTED) Enchanted
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Gunmetal (GUNMETAL)
(GUNMETAL) Gunmetal
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Jubilee (JUBILEE)
(JUBILEE) Jubilee
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Lagoon (LAGOON)
(LAGOON) Lagoon
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Land! Katie Scarlett (LANDKATIES)
(LANDKATIES) Land! Katie Scarlett
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Lean On Me (LEANONME)
(LEANONME) Lean On Me
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Ore (ORE)
(ORE) Ore
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Oyster (OYSTER)
(OYSTER) Oyster
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Radio Flyer (RADIOFLYER)
(RADIOFLYER) Radio Flyer
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Sand Dollar (SANDDOLLAR)
(SANDDOLLAR) Sand Dollar
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Scarab (SCARAB)
(SCARAB) Scarab
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Vintage Brass (VINTBRASS)
(VINTBRASS) Vintage Brass
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - War And Chocolate (WARCHOCOLA)
(WARCHOCOLA) War And Chocolate
$32.00
Shalimar Yarns Breathless - Wisteria (WISTERIA)
(WISTERIA) Wisteria
$32.00

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32Breathless
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (29)
  • Nice texture (27)
  • Good weight (19)
  • Dyed evenly (12)
  • Knits quickly (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (22)
  • Hats (9)
  • Sweaters (9)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Collector (4), Artist (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decadently soft and completely addictive

This is the most amazing yarn I have ever used. It flows effortlessly through the fingers. I have made mostly shawls with Breathless and when they're folded they are amazingly cushy and springy! ...Read complete review

This is the most amazing yarn I have ever used. It flows effortlessly through the fingers. I have made mostly shawls with Breathless and when they're folded they are amazingly cushy and springy! Can't wait to knit a pair of socks! Until recently, I was able to buy directly from the dyer. What a treat it was to be able to see and feel this yarn in person! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inconsistent color and twist

There are 12 reviews all giving the yarn 5 stars, but I think that knitters need to be aware of potential problems with the color when using this yarn for any project requiring more...Read complete review

There are 12 reviews all giving the yarn 5 stars, but I think that knitters need to be aware of potential problems with the color when using this yarn for any project requiring more than 2 skeins.
I ordered 4 skeins in Lagoon. The yarn is so amazingly soft with a gorgeous texture, but the color was slightly inconsistent from one skein to another.
I noticed the inconsistency when I wound the first 2 skeins, but I forged ahead because I was on a deadline. I'm not sure if WEBS sent me skeins from different lots or if I was just unlucky. I also allowed the numerous 5 star reviews to blind me to the color problem.
The yarn was for a particularly important project - a shawl for my mother who has breast cancer - so I wanted it to be perfect. Halfway through the first skein the 'lighter' spots were too obvious to ignore, and the twist was also inconsistent with lots of loose sections. I could tell the next skein was going to look very different and I had to frog it. I ended up using 4 skeins of Plucky Knitter Primo fingering for the shawl - perfect!
As for the Breathless, I used 2.5 skeins, alternating, to make a short-sleeved cardigan - so I didn't waste the balls I had already wound and used. That solved the color problem, and I added twist as I went to the loose spots. The cardigan came out beautifully, thank goodness.
The skein/s I have left have more consistent color (few light spots at least) and the twist looks better, but it is unlikely that I will ever buy this yarn again as it added too much work and there are so many more luxury yarns easily available. If you decide to use Breathless for a large project, be prepared to alternate skeins.

Reviewed by 35 customers

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4.0

Very happy with Breathless, made a beautiful scarf.

By 

from Princeton, NJ

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

    I used this yarn, along with another of a different color, to make a lovely Sundry scarf for myself.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    What?

    By 

    from Naples, Fl

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    Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

    I have no idea of why you are asking me to rate this ! I never ordered or received this yarn !

     
    5.0

    Georgeous!

    By 

    from Edmonton, AB, Canada

    About Me Addict

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Shawls
      • Sweaters

      Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

      This yarn is luxurious. And I can hardly wait to knit with it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Not as soft as Anzula Squishy

      By 

      from Healdsburg,CA

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      Pros

      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Lacks Spring

      Best Uses

        Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

        Fiber content is 75% Merino, 15% cashmere and 10% silk. Anzula Squishy is 80% Merino, 10% cashmere 10% nylon. Anzula Squishy feels nicer (softer). However, I did like the color I bought in Citrine. It does not display its color varigation as well as darker colors do, but it's still nice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Lovely

        By 

        from Okatie, S.C.

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

          Knitting a Romi shawl with it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Wonderful to work with, but...

          By 

          from Cape Cod

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Each skein dyed different
          • Pills Rather A Lot

          Best Uses

            Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

            I cast on for a boxy sweater the night before a three week trip, so didn't look to see that each skein was different ... I loved working with this soft yarn as it slid easily on my needles. Imagine my horror when I saw the back and front looked like totally different hues! But at 185 stitches per side, I plowed on. The finished sweater looked great--except for the color changes...and then I wore it....despite its boxy shape, the sweater began to pill on the wrong side of the front and back--even though it was SO loose there. I am disappointed in this, as I spent every spare minute of this trip knitting--on trains, airplanes, canal boats, at the theatre, waiting in line...six months later, the sweater now pills even on the right side. I notice another review here for this color, Lagoon, where there was also difficulty with the differences in skein hues. Sigh.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            breathless by Shalimar Yarns

            By 

            from Chevy Chase, MD

            About Me Intermediate knitter, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

            I was following directions for a shawl I found in the "interweave" magazine and used the recommended yarn - the shawl is lovely.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Beautiful yarn!

            By 

            from Kansas City, MO

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

              Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

              This is a beautiful yarn. I can't afford to buy this kind of yarn regularly but I needed something special for a gift. It's so soft and the shawl looks even more elegant.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              I bought more yarn and am anxious to use

              By 

              from Montrose, Colorado

              About Me Professional Doodler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

                I made a scarf for my husband for Christmas.
                The pattern really showed up nicely. Its
                really soft and was fun to work with.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Soooo soffffft...

                By 

                from Albuquerque, NM

                About Me Enthusiast, Knitter

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lace

                  Comments about 32.00 Breathless:

                  I'm making a lace scarf for a friend. This yarn is so soft and beautiful I will be buying more for other projects.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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