Louisa Harding Albero Yarn – Yarn Review

Louisa Harding Albero Yarn – Yarn Review

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 by Rhonda Bell

Louisa Harding Albero Yarn

Louisa Harding Albero Yarn

Yarn: Louisa Harding Albero

Yardage: 110 yards (100 meters)

Weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)

Fiber Content: 50% Cotton, 50% Lenpur (Viscose)

Gauge: 20 stitches X 26 rows = 10 cm/4 inches

Recommended Needle Size: 4.5 mm/7 US

Louisa Harding Albero Yarn Swatch

Louisa Harding Albero Yarn Swatch

Care Instructions: Handwash only. Dry flat.


I was looking for a cotton yarn when I found Louisa Harding Albero at my local yarn shop.  The viscose seems to soften up the yarn a bit and give it a bit of a drape in stockinette stitch.  However, I think it doesn’t feel as soft as I’d like.  The yarn has two strands and I found my needle sometimes getting in between them and splitting the yarn while I knitted.

My swatch is knit with size 2 US needles.  The bottom is regular stockinette stitch, followed by 1 by 1 ribbing and then seed stitch.  I like how the stitches look in stockinette and seed stitch, but not in the 1 by 1 ribbing.

I’m not sure if I’d use this yarn for a garment.  Even though it does have the viscose in it, I think the yarn would eventually cause the garment to sag like a lot of cotton yarn garments.  However, it might make a good spring scarf or shawl.  I’ve seen it used for a lot of baby items such as hats and tops.

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One Response to “Louisa Harding Albero Yarn – Yarn Review”

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