Gems Worsted from Louet
Gems Worsted discontinued
Louet
Aran (8 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

21 Cloud Grey

28 stashed

45 projects

48 Aqua

29 stashed

45 projects

2224 Black

55 stashed

113 projects

2393 Fern Green

27 stashed

32 projects

2394 Fern Green

16 stashed

21 projects

2424 Eggplant

59 stashed

63 projects

2534 Caribou

41 stashed

42 projects

2544 Teal

45 stashed

50 projects

2555 Willow

17 stashed

20 projects

2574 French Blue

49 stashed

67 projects

2584 Burgundy

28 stashed

30 projects

2634 Candy Apple Red

18 stashed

23 projects

2644 Dusty Rose

21 stashed

14 projects

Champagne

45 stashed

51 projects

Charcoal

20 stashed

35 projects

Cherry Red

14 stashed

22 projects

Crabapple Blossom

18 stashed

21 projects

Cream

47 stashed

79 projects

Fern

20 stashed

30 projects

Goldilocks

19 stashed

33 projects

Grape

17 stashed

21 projects

Green

8 stashed

25 projects

Lavender

16 stashed

32 projects

Lilac

18 stashed

28 projects

Linen Grey

16 stashed

20 projects

Navy

18 stashed

32 projects

Peacock

16 stashed

25 projects

Pewter

32 stashed

64 projects

Pink Panther

15 stashed

23 projects

Sage

19 stashed

16 projects

Steel Grey

30 stashed

32 projects

White

15 stashed

33 projects