Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Weight: Worsted Weight
Knitting Gauge: 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on #6 - 9 needles (4.0mm-5.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Yards: 110
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Machine wash gentle cold, dry flat

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4.562500 out of 5 stars

Swish Worsted Yarn

$4.69 50g / ball


Swish is the superwash of knitters’ dreams! By selecting high grade Merino wool (20.5 microns), we have been able to produce a machine washable yarn that is super soft - definitely worthy of being worn against a baby's skin. Just the ticket for children’s clothes, afghans, charity knitting and gift knitting. No need to worry about the care your knitting will receive since this yarn can be machine washed and will come out even softer than before! This worsted weight will help you outfit the whole family in record time.

Note: For best machine wash results, turn the garment inside out and wash in cold water on a delicate cycle. You may want to wash projects made from darker colors by themselves for the first few washes in case the yarn bleeds a bit.

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“I just received my order, and I must say I love your products. I am so thrilled with the yarn I ordered, Imagination in Gingerbread House, Wicked Witch and Damsel and Swish Worsted in Lemongrass Heather. I can barely wait to start all my new projects (just have to finish the one I have nearly finished with Andean Silk in Cinnamon). Thanks for the great products and fast shipping.” Michelle K., Knit Picks customer

“I wanted to thank you for my last order. I phoned prior, and spoke to a nice representative for Knit Picks. I told her I wanted yarn info out of a book I was about to order. I explained I wanted to order the yarn amounts at the same time. She took the time to locate the book and give me all the info I needed. I found out I needed a needle too! I received my order in good time and began the project right away. I really enjoyed the worsted Swish. What a nice yarn! I love the Swish in Bulky too! Thanks so much.” Karen M., Knit Picks customer

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is fantastic (and a great deal!) I made two sweaters for my kids with this yarn and both colors were beautiful. They have been washed numerous times and have both been passed down to younger siblings. This yarn knits well, wears well and washes well. It keeps its shape and is very soft even after many machine washings.

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of my most fave yarns to work with. It's very soft, the colors are gorgeous, finished garments hold up well to wear and washing, and the price is right. I can't say enough good things about it.

5 out of 5 stars

I am beginner knitter (learned via YouTube on February 21, 2014). I purchased 4 skeins of Dusk, Marine Heather, and Delft. I made beanies and scarves doubling two skeins for each project. I LOVE this! Wool is a must during Winter and this is so soft, so giving, very stretchy, and more importantly: SOFT without being coarse!

4 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! my only complaint is colors. I desperately wish there was navy and baby blue. I know there are colors that come close. But if I want to do something in those colors I have to go elsewhere. Pretty please stock navy and baby blue!!!

2 out of 5 stars

I was testing a very intricate cable pattern for a designer and didn't want to use very expensive yarn because I am pretty new at intricate designs. I picked Swish yarn because 1. I prefer animal fibers 2. the price 3, the color 4, the reviews. I received the yarn quickly and love Knitpicks for their customer service. About the yarn: The color I choose was Dusk and it is a little darker than the pix on the website, but that was OK. The yarn is lovely to work with and shows good definition. The reason I gave it a FAIR rating was because if I have to frog or tink back it kept splitting and was a pain to pick up all the little threads. But I think in the long run it will work out well. Hopefully, it won't pill.

4 out of 5 stars

I am a long time customer of Knit Picks. I've ordered literally hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise over the years. I love swish, but some of the darker colors have a tendency to bleed. I also agree that the yarn does have tendency to lose it's shape as well, this may be due to the machine washing versus blocking, I am not sure, this is not enough to stop me from buying more swish though. I love this yarn. It's soft, easy to work with and very cost effective overall.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is AMAZING! Finished product looks beautiful & photographs well for my newborn and baby items. It reminds me of butter for some reason : ) My only complaint would be the time it takes for colors to restock & I would love a cream color!

5 out of 5 stars

I love Swish!! I have used it for scarves, socks, mittens, hats, and a beautiful cowl. It never fails me. It washes up very nice, shows off my fancy stitches, and holds it shape. So soft, too. Every project I have done for the last 4 years using Swish has been great. Please don't stop making this yarn. Could you make it in Sport weight for lighter socks?

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. I used to think I was allergic to wool until the sales person talked me into trying the yarn. A friend asked if i'd make a balaclava for her nephew in Afghan War. Felt like a request for a Holmesian item and the requirement was wool. My hands which would at times turn red just touching a wool were NEVER bothered with this product..Now I make hats and blankets for my grandsons and granddaughters. Never disappointed !

5 out of 5 stars

I love Swish yarn. It is my go to yarn for washable wool. I have done many things that need to be tuff enough to wash and soft enough to love. I have never been disappointed by this line.

5 out of 5 stars

I have crocheted, knit, blocked and washed this yarn (the wash was after I ripped back a failed WIP, then reset the yarn into a fresh hank for re-use), and let me tell you, this yarn is a dream to work with! It has a very soft, squishy texture and happily knits/crochets up without any fuss. However, I did find it easier to crochet with than knit, as sometimes the yarn would split while knitting. Either way, the end results are beautiful! Great for a beginner!

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this yarn to knit a hooded scarf for a friend of mine. The color is exquisite, the yarn is soft and wonderful! I've never been able to wear wool due to the itch factor, but this is really different. Shows stitches well too!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! I got a ball to try it out and I absolutely love it. I will be buying more!!

5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly soft, never scratchy, dense and warm... Swish merino wool is my absolute favorite yarn! I only wish there were more colors to choose from, as it has become my go-to yarn for everything from gifts and personal items to the accessories I knit to sell in my online store. True, it doesn't have the "body" that WOTA has; but what it lacks in body, it more than makes up for in luxurious softness and suppleness.

5 out of 5 stars

I have two hats and two neck warmers knit in Swish Worsted for outdoor winter exercise. After two years of daily winter wear and plenty of washing and drying, they still look great, feel soft and keep me warm. Whenever I knit with Swish, people stop to touch the fabric and comment on the texture of the yarn. They're always surprised to learn wool can be so soft.

3 out of 5 stars

I used this to make the Irish Lad Jacket. It turned out beautifully. However, my grandson uses it and it has been washed and is very soft and has no body left to it. I am somewhat disappointed and wondering what yarn I should use next time to hold its body better.