View Full Version : FYI: new Silky Wool by E. Lavold!

08-02-2010, 05:15 PM
Just a quick FYI to those of you who love Elsebeth Lavold SILKY WOOL (http://www.knittingfever.com/c/yarn/elsebeth-lavold-silky-wool-2/) (dk weight):
she has introduced SILKY WOOL XL (http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/categoryID/E777BEE5-7D17-40FA-8DF3-79567E5A3E83/productID/536146B8-4A82-438D-8B0B-61A3BDD6439A/)(worsted weight)!

It's about time! :happydance:

I knit this (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/4845274799_379d8088ec.jpg), this (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2074/1801968188_43e1a3c6b8.jpg) , this (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2394/1802174904_797584a47a.jpg), this (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2220/2441308669_523f98102d.jpg) (baby) and this (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2130/1801329785_e2ec51cafe.jpg) in Silky Wool (dk). It's a fantastic yarn, 191 yds per hank! It blocks so well, too! It's been her best-selling yarn to date. IMO Silky Wool XL will do well, too!

If you haven't tried Silky Wool, you must treat yourself (http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/categoryID/E777BEE5-7D17-40FA-8DF3-79567E5A3E83/productID/8E1BAA29-55D4-46F8-BD9A-43E4002766C6/)! :thumbsup:

08-02-2010, 07:40 PM
This yarn is tempting me, but what's the difference between dk weight and worsted weightZ?

08-02-2010, 07:48 PM
This yarn is tempting me, but what's the difference between dk weight and worsted weightZ?

"dk" is thinner...it knits at about 22st=4" in st st

"worsted" is thicker...it knits at about 18-20st=4" in st st

Many cardigan and pullover patterns ask for worsted weight, or even thicker. When you find a pattern that you like, you must hunt for the right yarn, starting with the thickness of the yarn.

You could not make a dk yarn behave like a worsted yarn. If you forced it, like going up in needle size til you achieve 18-20st=4", the resulting "fabric" would prolly be very mesh-like. Too loose.

On the other hand, you couldn't make a worsted yarn behave like a dk. If you went down in needle size, forcing the worsted to knit up at 22st=4", the resulting "fabric" would be thick like a rug, or mat!

So I was excited when I saw that EL has produced a worsted weight Silky Wool. It is such a nice blend! Really soft, but doesn't pill. Displays cables very crisply. Also produces an interesting stocking stitch as well! Also, rev st st!

Jan in CA
08-02-2010, 08:14 PM
It's beautiful! I'm not sure I can tolerate it though. Most wools..even wool blends are itchy for me. Boo.

08-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Very pretty! Thanks for the review :) I am dying to go to Webs and touch all the wonderful yarns there! I do go to my LYS, but the thought of going there, with the incredible selection they have is something I REALLY want to do! Too bad hubby has no patience for shopping...especially yarn shopping :pout: Must find a friend willing to take a small field trip with me!

08-06-2010, 06:52 AM
No higher praise than coming from you! hah! I'm sure that if Elsebeth Lavold knew who you are, she'd be paying *you* for endorsing her! LOL!

08-06-2010, 11:08 AM
Actually, Elsebeth does know me. I took 20 hrs of classes from her on our Knitter's Alaskan Cruise in 2004. Plus, we've emailed a few times about her designs (patterns). If someone has a question, or an error to report, Elsebeth responds asap.

But, I endorse her yarn for its qualities! It's a nice perk that she herself is so sweet and gentle. And talented!