I used one skein of 105 Gems to make my daughter a Gin and Tonic hat from Ravelry. The yarn was very soft and squishy and felt vey good to knit with. As the other reviewer noted, it tended to split, but only on the more complicated stitches. It did wonderful on the stockinette and ribbing sections, but occurred during the daisy stitch sections. I gave it four stars because I thought it was a reasonable price for superwash, the colors knit up wonderfully, the end product was very soft, and I would use this yarn again with a simpler pattern.
I bought this to make a sweater for my 2.5yr old as she is currently obsessed with my cashmere & merino sweaters. I was looking for something cuddly soft and washable. It's soft, but not super soft/cuddly, so for that I would only rate this a 3, however it works up really well with almost not splitting, and held up to a couple of frogs to fix mistakes, and even a chase around the house when the puppy stole it - which warrents a 4 for stregnth. : I'm just finishing up the sweater so I haven't washed it yet. I do love the colors though!
This is a wonderfully soft yarn and a bargain for the yardage! I love the subtle colours, too. I find this to be much closer to a lace weight/light fingering yarn, and probably would not recommend it for socks or anything that is going to put a lot of stress on it. I think it would be really luxurious carried with another yarn -- added softness and a slight halo make this one of my new go-to yarns.
This is a wonderful, soft, heaven-to-knit-with yarn. It is one of my favorites to knit with now, with it's softness and beautiful colors. It's as nice as Lion & Lamb. I'm recommending it to all my friends who are wanting to make cowls, hats, or anything that you want to wear close to the skin. Don't hesitate to buy this, even at full price. You won't regret it!
I actually bought this particular color for a secret-swapper gift, but from what I understand, the recipient was very pleased. I liked the feel of it so much that I ended up purchasing another skein in a different color at my LYS. I would recommend it.
I received Amelie Beige and I love it. At first I wasn't sure about working with it, as I am not familiar with thinner, eyelash yarns. However, I used it in a scrap afghan, and I MUST purchase more. It is heavenly. So soft and smooth, and somehow a bit fluffy.
What's not to like? This yarn is so soft and squishy. My SIL made a pair of gloves for me out of this and the stitch definition is awesome. Now I have to make a scarf to match with my other skein. Buy some today!
This is a great yarn. Love it for hats. I ordered a red color and it was an amazing red, consistent color throughout. Based on this experience I ordered a 'cobalt.' Received it and it is navy. Navy is not cobalt. Very disappointed. And, not dyed consistently - there is some white. I would buy in a brick and mortar store, if there was one near me that carried it. I'd suggest calling before ordering if you are picky about color. Would definitely give this yarn a 5 if not for the color problems.
I loved this yarn also to knit with. My husband's chocolate brown sweater turned out beautiful and fit better than anything I ever did for him! However, the sweater is now 2 years old and the yarn has relaxed to the point that I just cut 2 out of each side and raised the shoulder seams. The ribbing is flat with no stretch. I bought some red for a sweater for myself and will definitely knit a smaller size than usual.
I loved working with this yarn. It seemed to bloom some as I was working with it, so it's extremely soft to the touch after it's knit up. I knit a baby sweater and hat I know, I know. I used this $$$$ yarn for a baby garment?? but it's for a special occasion, and I wanted it to be beautiful. The color of the hand dye is exceptional. Some variation, but not stripey. I ordered 2 skeins and they matched really well in color. My next project with this yarn will be a sweater for me, because it really is a yarn for grownups.