Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy Yarn – Yarn Review


Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy Yarn – Yarn Review

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 by Rhonda Bell

Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy Yarn

Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy Yarn


Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy

Yardage: 153 yards (140meters)

Weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)

Fiber Content: 34% Hemp, 41% Cotton, 25% Modal

Gauge: 22 stitches X 30 rows = 10 cm/4 inches

Recommended Needle Size: 3.5 mm/4 US

Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy Yarn Swatch

Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy Yarn Swatch


Care Instructions: Handwash only. Dry flat.

Review:

Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy was a yarn I selected for a tank top pattern I’m designing. It was recommended by the clerk at my local yarn shop. Despite the fact that I didn’t like the way the yarn felt in the ball, I decided to give it a try.

I wish I hadn’t. I started out my swatch using a size 2 needle because the ball band recommended a size 4 US and I’m a loose knitter. I had to go down to a size 0 and I still wasn’t satisfied with the resulting stockinette stitch. I especially didn’t like how it knitted up in 1 by 1 ribbing. It did, however, look best in seed stitch but still not great.

The yarn feels scratchy to me and I didn’t enjoy how it felt as I was knitting. I also didn’t like how the resulting swatch felt either. I don’t think it would be a good choice for a garment. It might make good dishcloth or a knitted bag, but at $7 for a 50 gram ball, I’d look for a less expensive alternative.

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One Response to “Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy Yarn – Yarn Review”

  1. Tank Top Knitting Pattern Yarn Choices - Knitting News Cast Says:

    [...] Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, 34% Hemp, 41% Cotton, 25% Modal, 50 grams (1.76 ounces), 153 yards (140meters), 22 stitches X 30 rows = 10 cm/4 inches, 3.5 mm/4 US, $7.00 [...]

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