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Fiber Content: 100% Merino
Weight: Worsted Weight
Knitting Gauge: 4.25-5 sts = 1" on 7-9 needles (4.5mm - 5.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Yards: 273
Grams: 100
Put Up: Hank
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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4.542857 out of 5 stars

Preciosa Tonal Worsted Yarn

$11.99 100g / Hank


Ridiculously squishy and soft, Preciosa has returned for good! This incredibly luxurious single-ply Merino yarn is now available in a range of tonal jewel-like colors ready to create the softest, coziest sweaters, cowls, hats or blankets you've ever felt. Preciosa is a single ply yarn that has subtle differences in thickness that gives a handspun look to your finished projects. The worsted weight is perfect for quick projects or extra-warm garments. 
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5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this in Stormy for a cowl I'm making that is nothing but K2 P2 ribbing and cables and it. is. GORGEOUS. I'm not a fan of single ply yarns as a rule, but this is a pleasure to work with - not at all splitty. Soft and squishy and the color is is just beautiful. I also bought 3 skeins of Goldfish just because, and am thrilled with it as well. Can't wait to find something to do with it!

5 out of 5 stars

Superb! I ordered 24 skeins in the panther color way to knit a complex cabled blanket (6ft wide by 7ft long). Wonderful stitch definition, color as advertised, no knots or imperfections in any of the skeins. The yarn becomes softer as you work with it. The finished piece is beautiful with amazing drape, texture, warmth and softness. I will re-order for future projects.

5 out of 5 stars

this yarn really took me by surprise. i was looking for a worsted weight yarn and i prefer tonal to solids so when i found this i thought it would be perfect. when i received it i absolutely fell in love! this is positively my new favorite worsted yarn! it is so soft and buttery and fluffy! such a joy to knit with. there is a fair isle section and the shawl that i am knitting this in and it worked up perfectly! i couldn't be happier! im also really looking forward to trying the fingering weight of preciosa now too.

5 out of 5 stars

Love this butter soft yarn! It's super soft and can be worn next to the skin. Not itchy at all!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn so much, I've bought it in several colors. The colors look good online but in real life they are even more gorgeous. I really wish this came in many more colors, I would buy all of them. I would also love a superwash version. My only gripe is, and that's not really yarn specific, there aren't many matching solid colors to go with it.

5 out of 5 stars

Have had a few hanks of this in my stash for a couple of years and just took it out, wound into a ball and started a cowl. All I can say is WOW - I LOVE this stuff. Soft, squishy, gorgeous colors, easy to knit with - just love it. Recommend unconditionally and will be using again. Just wish it came it DK.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is absolutely gorgeous! I saw someone else knitting with it at knit group and HAD to have some to make a cowl for myself.

5 out of 5 stars

Wow, I'm really impressed with this. I ordered Anemone for myself and Crest for my son. The swatch knit up so beautifully. It knits up fast like a heavy worsted and I just love the colours so much. I can't wait for us to have our beautiful sweaters. I was a bit worried about the mock turtleneck I had in mind for my son because I didn't want him complaining that it was scratchy, but there is no fear of that. This wool feels like a soft cozy blanket. Love it! :)

5 out of 5 stars

So so nice and much more vibrant than they appear on the photographs. The wool is soft and billowy like cotton. Colorways Anemone, Lot 7A6345 - almost true to the photograph, but more vibrant and less dull. More of a hot pink-orange. Goldfish, Lot 7A5115 - almost true to the photograph but more vibrant and less dull. More of a hot dandelion-goldenrod. Tadpole, Lot 7A8915 - almost true to the photograph but more vibrant and less dull. I wouldn't call it a "hot" color, but if you like light greens this color is perfect. A balanced variation from spring-pea green, without leaning toward yellow-green.

5 out of 5 stars

That's it. I'm in love! I ordered a skein of this yarn in Tadpole to make a leafy lace cowl for a dear friend. The yarn is so incredibly soft, glides ridiculously well on my needles, and has a very lovely stitch definition. My favorite yarn dessert is a dreamy roving wool andthis is it! The color is practically spot on from the picture too. Hey, Knit Picks: ever think of making Preciosa Solids? That would be a dream come true!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn, it is a lot of fun to work with. I wish I had known that it felts extremely easily before I made 3 sets of mittens with it. Fortunately, with 7 kids between 14-10months I can just pass the felted mittens down to a younger sibling. If I make mittens with it again, I will assume that it will felt.

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered tadpole for a sweater, and must say this is my favorite KnitPicks yarn now. It's so snuggly soft, and easy to work with, and it knits up so fast! I'm going to buy panther, goldfish, and boysenberry to knit more sweaters with! I think it's important to add-- I was told that to get the true color effect of the yarn, I should alternate skeins each row. I found that it's not necessary. Just knit away and don't worry about alternating.

4 out of 5 stars

I'm excited to work with it. BUT, the color Goldfish is a very bright orange. I was expecting something a little more rusty and this is more like bright carrot- I'll be making pumpkins in the Fall- so just keep that in mind when buying. The other colors, especially Stormy are gorgeous. But all the colors are very bright/vibrant as compared to the pictures on the computer. If you are expecting more subdued, sort of muted shades, you will be surprised.

4 out of 5 stars

Lovely and soft. Not overly splitty despite being a loosely spun single. All screens vary but like most KP photography I found the colours to be very accurate. I did find the colour variation to be overly consistent and repetative, unlike most tonal or kettle dyed yarn, but some of that is to be expected from a mass-produced yarn. Overall quite lovely and certainly worth the sale price, maybe even the full-price.

5 out of 5 stars

Oops. Just saw the bare Preciosa, so skip my request for a white choice in color! Sorry...

4 out of 5 stars

This is as described. The main picture continually shows an off-white skein in the midst of the colored ones, but there is never a choice for white or an off-white color. Maybe you would offer it sometime.

1 out of 5 stars

This is the stickiest, most tangled yarn I have ever encountered. I feel like I have spent more time trying to detangle these skeins than I have actually knitting my project. Awesome.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought a number of skeins to make into hats as gifts for my children's teachers. I am absolutely delighted with the yarn - lovely colors (I chose blues and greens), wonderfully soft, and perfect yardage for my needs. A delight to knit, and I will definitely purchase more.

4 out of 5 stars

Made a nice textured hat out of Captain. The color is exactly as pictured, a lovely blue somewhere between royal and navy with nice tonal qualities. The yarn is very soft and squishy. My only complaint is that the finished object tends to fuzz a bit. Would buy again!

5 out of 5 stars

I'm obsessed with this yarn! It is so soft, it knits up like a dream, and I think I have a definite addiction to knitting it. The colors are gorgeous and I love how they change so subtly. And the skeins are huge for the price!!!

4 out of 5 stars

Feels great. Seems to me to be worsted weight. I purchased boysenberry but it seems to be darker than pictured.

4 out of 5 stars

Purchased Maritime for a sweater, color very true to website. Yarn feels so soft, knits up well. Unfortunately the yarn turned my hands blue! I'm hoping I can give the sweater a vinegar/water soak and this will set the dye.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is heaven to work with. I. LOVE. IT. And for a roving style yarn, it is pretty strong to work with if you hold a tight tension. Very impressed and the colors are gorgeous. I want ALL my worsted weight stash to be in Preciosa! Oh, and the squishiness of this yarn will make you want to just carry it with you all day long, just lovely! Worth every penny with a lot of yardage. Addicted to Knit Picks! :)

5 out of 5 stars

I loved working with this yarn and can't wait to do it again. I made a shawl with bonsai and storm. The pooling is subtle, so if you're looking for more dramatics, go elsewhere. However, the tonal pooling is just enough to add interest. I liked it for projects where I didn't wanted to add just enough interest without overwhelming the stitching. It is amazingly soft and holds up after gentle hand washing. My children have asked for items to be made with this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

My first yarn review - because Preciosa is just as squishy, soft, and lovely as described and I'm having great fun using it in Panther for my crochet project. Can't wait to order some other colors for decadent winter accessories.

2 out of 5 stars

I am making a sweater from Panther and the yarn is pooling, not tonal. I would not recommend a pattern with shaping. I love how soft the swatch washed up but I would only make a scarf or something else straight with this yarn unless you want a camo look. Disappointed but I am finishing the project.

3 out of 5 stars

Ordered Stormy and Crest - both are much darker than picture online.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is AMAZING.I am working with Canary and am already wondering, what to order next.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought the Canary for a cardigan pattern with cables I was dying to start. The yarn was BEAUTIFUL! It was not as bright as I was first worried about and the subtle color changes made it have a color variation that helps to keep the yellow vibrant but subtle. I love the way it works on the needles! It's soft and a joy to work. I'm only half way through the cardigan and I'm already looking to see what color I will order next.

5 out of 5 stars

I have been buying Knit Picks yarns exclusively for a couple of years now. I must say that Precosia is my favorite. Its tonal quality is subtle and it's soft and squishy, you cant stop touching it. It works up well with fabulous stitch definition. Great soft feel and washes well. I recommend this for cowls and sweaters especially, you won't want to take them off

4 out of 5 stars

Ordered the Crest color and was somewhat disappointed that it is Not a true teal, it is much more green than teal :( Otherwise the quality of the yarn is really amazing... wish there was a true teal in this, though...

5 out of 5 stars

Preciosa is sooo soft! I got the color way anemone, which is so vibrant and pretty! I highly recommend this yarn!

5 out of 5 stars

I bought Preciosa in Stormy and Goldfish to make two separate scarves. First of all, the color is even better in person. I was so pleased with the Goldfish and how orange-y it is. Stormy is the perfect gentle mix of grey. Also? The squish to this yarn is unbelievable. I used Stormy in a simple garter stitch infinity scarf and I could not stop squishing it. I even had the opportunity to use it to prove to some friends that not all wool is itchy! I seriously love this yarn and its squish. It is delightful.

5 out of 5 stars

Soft and strong with excellent stitch definition. Wow! With enough time I could knit and would knit every color into sweaters, shawls , scarves on and on. Really nice yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

Am working on a shawl with this yarn and I absolutely love it!!!! It is so soft and the tonal color is gorgeous........can't wait to order more. Congratulations, Knit Picks, on having a WINNER!!!!!