Gems Worsted from Louet

Gems Worsted

from Louet
discontinued
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

29 stashed

45 projects

48 Aqua

32 stashed

46 projects

2224 Black

56 stashed

113 projects

2393 Fern Green

27 stashed

32 projects

2394 Fern Green

17 stashed

21 projects

2424 Eggplant

61 stashed

63 projects

2534 Caribou

42 stashed

42 projects

2544 Teal

47 stashed

51 projects

2555 Willow

17 stashed

20 projects

2574 French Blue

49 stashed

67 projects

2584 Burgundy

29 stashed

30 projects

2634 Candy Apple Red

18 stashed

23 projects

2644 Dusty Rose

21 stashed

15 projects

Champagne

45 stashed

52 projects

Charcoal

19 stashed

37 projects

Cherry Red

14 stashed

22 projects

Crabapple Blossom

18 stashed

21 projects

Cream

49 stashed

80 projects

Fern

21 stashed

31 projects

Goldilocks

19 stashed

33 projects

Grape

17 stashed

21 projects

Green

8 stashed

26 projects

Lavender

17 stashed

33 projects

Lilac

20 stashed

31 projects

Linen Grey

17 stashed

20 projects

Navy

18 stashed

32 projects

Peacock

16 stashed

25 projects

Pewter

32 stashed

65 projects

Pink Panther

15 stashed

23 projects

Sage

20 stashed

16 projects

Steel Grey

30 stashed

32 projects

White

15 stashed

36 projects