We often get request for size 5 crochet thread. Until now I had not found a size 5 that I really liked. Then I saw that Handy Hands introduced a new line of crochet threads called Elisa and I just had to try it.
While Elisa comes in both size 5 and size 10, I decided to focus on the size 5 first, then if I liked it, I would try their size 10. So far I love this thread.
Elisa crochet thread is a 6 cord cordonnet, 100% cotton, combed, mercerized, and gas singed. It comes in size 5 and size 10.
Both sizes are made in Austria and are machine washable in warm water, no bleach, and block well.
Elise Size 5
Elisa Size 5 recommended for knitting, crochet pieces such as Amigurumi, scarves, lace tops, baby dresses, or larger tatted pieces such as coasters, scarves, placemats, etc. Each ball is 50 grams, approx. 200 meters (218 yards).
Recommended: Crochet Hook: 1.75mm-2.5mm, Tatting Needle: Size 3-0 or 5-0, and Knitting Needle: 2.25mm-2.75mm.
Elise Size 10
Elisa Size 10 is recommended for Crochet, Tatting, Knitting, Hand Quilting, Embroidery, Cross-stitch, and Needlepoint projects. Each ball is 50 grams, approx. 280 meters (306 yards).
Recommended: Crochet Hook: 6, 7, 8, B-1 (1.6-2.25mm), Tatting Needle: Size 3-0 or 5-0, Knitting Needle: 0-1 US (2mm-2.25mm)
Elisa is similar to Lizbeth in how it works up, but is somewhat softer. It is strong, color fast, blocks well and is washable
Limited colors: There are only 13 colors available for each size, thus limiting your choises when it comes to your projects.
Ball size and weight: Each ball is only 50 grams and between (218 yarns size 5, 306 yards size 10)
So make sure you buy enough to complete your projects.
Elisa a high quality mercerized crochet thread. The thread are easy to work with and yield exception results. The main down side to Elisa is the limited number of colors (13) available. If you working on a project that only requires basic colors and want to use a size 5 thread, then Elisa is the right choice for you.