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

27 stashed

43 projects

48 Aqua

29 stashed

45 projects

2224 Black

49 stashed

110 projects

2393 Fern Green

25 stashed

32 projects

2394 Fern Green

15 stashed

19 projects

2424 Eggplant

56 stashed

62 projects

2534 Caribou

35 stashed

40 projects

2544 Teal

43 stashed

50 projects

2555 Willow

18 stashed

19 projects

2574 French Blue

47 stashed

67 projects

2584 Burgundy

27 stashed

30 projects

2634 Candy Apple Red

17 stashed

20 projects

2644 Dusty Rose

20 stashed

13 projects

Champagne

43 stashed

47 projects

Charcoal

17 stashed

31 projects

Cherry Red

14 stashed

21 projects

Crabapple Blossom

18 stashed

20 projects

Cream

46 stashed

77 projects

Fern

17 stashed

28 projects

Goldilocks

19 stashed

32 projects

Grape

17 stashed

21 projects

Green

8 stashed

25 projects

Lavender

15 stashed

29 projects

Lilac

15 stashed

24 projects

Linen Grey

14 stashed

18 projects

Navy

18 stashed

30 projects

Peacock

16 stashed

22 projects

Pewter

30 stashed

62 projects

Pink Panther

15 stashed

23 projects

Sage

19 stashed

15 projects

Steel Grey

30 stashed

30 projects

White

15 stashed

33 projects