Fiber Content: 65% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Donegal
Weight: Fingering Weight
Knitting Gauge: 7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm)
Crochet Gauge:
Yards: 231
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Machine Washable/Tumble Dry Low

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4.222222 out of 5 stars

Stroll Tweed Sock Yarn

$4.79 50g / ball


Stroll Tweed is perfect for gift socks because it is machine washable, so does not require special care on the part of the recipient. The rich, solid colors show off texture, lace and cables. The red, blue, green and yellow nubs of the tweed add flecks of interest, but they do not distract from stitch patterns at all. We've also tried Fair Isle socks using this yarn, and the nubs are a fun unifying element throughout the color work design. The softness makes these socks a special treat for your feet.

Note: For best machine wash results, turn the socks inside out and wash in cold water on a delicate cycle.

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“Essential Tweed is perfect for gift socks because it is machine washable, so does not require special care on the part of the recipient. The rich, solid colors show off texture, lace and cables. The red, blue, green and yellow nubs of the tweed add flecks of interest, but they do not distract from stitch patterns at all. We've also tried Fair Isle socks using this yarn, and the nubs are a fun unifying element throughout the color work design. The softness makes these socks a special treat for your feet. Also available as natural undyed yarn so you can create your own colorways and in many colors without the tweed nubs.” Kaboodle.com

3 out of 5 stars

The tweed payoff in this yarn isn't very good. All of the tweed is on the outside of the ball and on the inside the tweed their smaller pieces. The tweed are mostly small pieces and they end up on the back of your work. It looks brilliant if you're working with a textured stitch, like I did Hermione's everyday sock with these and they looked great, but if you're going to be doing stocking stitch most of the tweed ends up on the wrong side. To get the most of your tweed, I wind the yarn into a ball starting with the tail that's on the outside of your yarn. I find when you pull it from the centre pull the small tweed pieces rub and stick to the inside the ball. Also be careful with the colours because they influence how much tweed is seen. I think the best colours are Down Heather, Wellies Heather, and North Pole Heather. I tried other colours, Indigo Heather, Marine Heather, and Forest Heather, and I found the tweed look to not be as strong as a look than with the other colours I prefer. The yarn is soft like the Stroll line but the tweed isn't a predominant enough of a feature for me when working with the yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is lovely! I got it in 4 different colorways for some autumn knitting and I was so very very pleasantly surprised at just how soft it was! I've made some great gloves and boot cuffs out of it so fart and I'm so pleased with it!

5 out of 5 stars

I just knit my first pair of socks with Essential Tweed. It was easy to work with and worked up into a cozy perfect sock. The texture isn't noticeable when wearing. My mom and sister saw mine and immediately requested a pair.

5 out of 5 stars

An absolute pleasure to work with. Super soft and smooth, my husband loves the gloves.

5 out of 5 stars

I wasn't all that impressed with the yarn while I was knitting with it--it was fine, but didn't seem anything special. However, each time I wear the socks, I am amazed at how comfortable and soft they are. No problems machine washing and drying, either. Will be ordering more for more socks.

4 out of 5 stars

I actually used this to knit a child's cardigan and it turned out beautifully.

1 out of 5 stars

This is the most awful bumpy looking stuff ever! It looks like it has been rolled in gravel! Horrible results for socks!

5 out of 5 stars

Loved knitting up this yarn. It's beautiful and comfortable!

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn makes beautiful socks. I have found a Ben Franklin store that I buy the little packets of reinforcing yarn for the heels and then they last way longer.