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Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

We can't keep our hands off this wonderfully soft silk & wool blend! Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool has a fabulous nubbly texture and deep, beautiful colors. This DK weight yarn makes great warm but light garments, accessories, and afghans. Made in Italy.

Content:
45% Wool/35% Silk/20% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/191yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$9.95 hank Discountable
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  • 35 Petrol In Stock 22 hanks $9.95
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  • 54 Coffee Bean Brown In Stock 34 hanks $9.95
  • 56 Bristol Red In Stock 18 hanks $9.95
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  • 59 Hazy Blue In Stock 21 hanks $9.95
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Elsebeth LavoldSilky Wool
 
4.4

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (63)
  • Good weight (59)
  • Dyed evenly (45)
  • Soft (36)
  • Knits quickly (24)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)
  • Vegetable matter (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (53)
  • Scarves (45)
  • Hats (19)
  • Gloves (12)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (58), Artist (9), Parent (8), Collector (6), Knitter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't get enough of this yarn

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely...Read complete review

I made the Tucked Pullover sweater designed by Quenna Lee and published in Knit Wear (fall/winter2013) with Coffee Bean Brown Silky Wool. It was really fun to work with and I absolutely love my finished sweater. It's lightweight but nice and warm and it layers well over blouses and tops. I was afraid I didn't have enough yarn to make the sleeves as long as I wanted, but found it easy to stretch them out during blocking. I was so impressed that I bought more in two different colors to make more sweaters. Can't wait to get started on them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works up like Fingering

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it...Read complete review

I purchased a ball of this at my LYS to swatch before ordering. Glad I did. It's classified as a DK, and it looks like about a DK -- until you knit it up. It's very lightweight, with a loose twist, so it knits up more as a fingering. This yarn would be ideal for a floaty, lacy scarf, but I wouldn't recommend it for a cozy sweater. That said, it's pretty, has a good hand, and the texture is just the teeniest bit pebbly. It knits up very evenly.

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4.0

crunchy look

By Ellie

from Ohio

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      beautiful colors

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Love this yarn!

      By Kwaldo 2

      from Mpls., Mn

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Rebounds After Blocking

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Ponchos
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

      I received this yarn in shortest time possible since I ordered over a weekend. Great service as always! Always get exactly what I order!
      I will be making a ponchette with it and this will be my second in Silky Wool. The yarn knits up beautifully with no splitting and does not chafe my hands at all. My only disappointment was that after blocking, it returned to it's pre blocking size making the ponchette too small for me even though I knit the large size and I'm a petite size. I will be adding repeats on this next one which is very easy to do. I love this yarn! Not too warm yet comfortable to wear inside in Minnesota weather. Thanks Webs for carrying this yarn in all the great colors!

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      • No

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      3.0

      Dry feel, nubby texture

      By Nama who knits

      from Greenville, NY

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

            This yarn was not what I expected from a silk blend. It is very "dry" to the touch and has a nubby texture that makes for poor stitch definition. I am knitting a wrap for my daughter and it is coming out "floppy" with a soft drape which is what I wanted but I would not call the fabric soft. I chose the gray (a color preference of my daughter's but not mine) and it is a bit variegated -- not truly solid gray. I will finish the garment but I am not thrilled with the yarn and most likely will not use it again.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Silky Wool

            By Annie the Sockknitter

            from Northwest Arkansas

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Cowls
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

            I discovered Silky Wool while visiting a LYS when I was on vacation. I experience medication-related hot flashes that are beyond severe so am always looking for very lightweight yarns, and they don't come any lighter than this one. Due to hand surgery I've not been able to do any knitting recently, but rest assured, one of my Silky Wool projects is next on the docket!!! The WEBS description that says "We can't keep our hands off" this yarn says it all. Touching the yarn is pure delight, and the colors are rich and absolutely stunning! In my bag are Maraschino, Forest and Mallard for cowls, and a rust color (#92, I think) for a sweater. While this product comes in several shades of red, I wanted a blue red, ruby, the red that my mom really loved, and the Maraschino was it. My only "minus" about this yarn has to do with the weight. To me, it's lighter than a DK.

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            • No

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            5.0

            My favorite yarn

            By ewelady

            from Meriden, Ct.

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

              Great all over DK weight yarn, love the colors.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Great service

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              One of my favorites

              By knitsewquilt

              from Royal City, WA

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              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good value
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                I'm using this to make a Storm Mountain cardigan.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                LOVE this yarn

                By Suzyshell

                from Saint Michaels , MD

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  I've used this for Branching Out scarf and Summerflies which is a shawlette. Beautiful in both patterns. Ready for another Summerflies

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                  5.0

                  light feel and interesting texture to this yarn

                  By gardener Ann

                  from Delmar,NY

                  About Me Enthusiast, Fiber Spinner And Enthusi

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Colors Have Depth
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Takes Time To Knit With I

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                  Lacey scarves,
                  berets
                  I will try a sweater next

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this yarn

                  By Brescn

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                    I have used this yarn before and I love how it knits up.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I love the colors and texture

                    By AZDanetta

                    from Arizona

                    About Me Enthusiast, Intermediate knitter

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful colors
                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Afghans
                      • Pillow covers
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool:

                      I have made a neck scarf, baby blanket, and pillow cover so far. I also plan to knit a cardigan. I own many colors and will figure out what to do with my stash as time goes on, but I feel very creative and happy using this yarn.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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