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Gems Worsted from Louet

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Gems Worsted
Louet
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
175 yards
(160 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
18.0 to 20.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 5 - 7 or 3.75 - 4.5mm
100% Wool - Merino
plied
yes
  • Care:
  • Machine Dry, Machine Wash, Superwash
  • Color:
  • Solid color
  • Drafting method:
  • Worsted spun
  • Dye:
  • Machine dyed
  • Ply:
  • 4-ply
  • Put up:
  • Winding required
  • Dyed: South Africa
  • Milled: South Africa
    Worsted Spun
  • Source of fiber: South Africa
    22 micron minimum

Gems 100% merino is a dream sweater yarn! Machine wash & dry. It is a true worsted-spun yarn with a tight twist to minimize pilling while maintaining a high elasticity. This combination allows for excellent stitch definition, making cable designs truly come to life.

The fingering-weight is a favorite yarn base among indie-dyers.

Gems is custom-spun for Louet North America in South Africa from non-mulesed sheep. Pressure-dyed for consistent color that is spectacular for crisp colorwork patterns.

  • 100% merino
  • Pill-resistant and hard-wearing
  • Prickle-proof and scrumptiously soft
  • Machine wash & dry
  • Amazing stitch definition
  • Available in 47 colors

Available in 3 weights: Fingering, Sport and Worsted. The same colorways are available in all 3 weights for optimum flexibility for your knitting creativity.

Gems is a worsted spun yarn. 22 micron fibers. Machine wash & dry. You’ll love it!

What makes worsted spun different? All fibers combed. Short fibers removed. Remaining fibers aligned & spun. Yum.
Gems yarns use only merino fibers with a 90mm (3.6”) minimum staple length.

NO Prickle Longer fibers mean no pesky ends sticking out to scratch you. Perfect for baby & items worn next to skin.

Pill-resistant & Hard Wearing Longer fibers stay spun and last, fewer pills. Great for frequently worn & heirloom items.

Amazing Stitch Definition Smooth yarn results in delicious, well-defined stitches. Amazing for cables and ribbing on sweaters.

popular colorways

16 Indigo

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21 Cloud Grey

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45 Violet

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48 Aqua

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2224 Black

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2393 Fern Green

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2424 Eggplant

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2534 Caribou

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2544 Teal

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2555 Willow

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2574 French Blue

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2584 Burgundy

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2644 Dusty Rose

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Champagne

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Charcoal

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Cherry Red

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Crabapple Blossom

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Cream

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Fern

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Goldilocks

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Grape

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Green

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Lavender

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Lilac

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Navy

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Pampas Grass

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Peony

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Pewter

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Pink Panther

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Steel Grey

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White

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Sage

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