Fiber Content: 80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed
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: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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Wool of the Andes Tweed Yarn

$2.80 - $3.49 50g / Ball


Introduce texture to your handknits in a whole new way with Wool of the Andes Tweed! Available in a rich and elegant color palette, Wool of the Andes Tweed is ideal for Aran sweaters, cables, and braids. Our classic worsted weight wool combines with earthy-colored flecks of Donegal tweed, which are viscose neps (think slubs or bits of lint) that are suspended in a very fine acrylic mesh which allows them to be spun alongside the wool fibers. In the yarn, you won’t be able to see the acrylic web at all, and the neps will appear either on the surface of the yarn or spun inside the yarn strand. The tweedy Donegal neps add a rustic and traditional appeal to everything from sweaters and outerwear to hats and mitts. By combining durability and excellent stitch definition with small flecks of neps, you will instantly transform any project into a true classic.

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5 out of 5 stars

This is flat out gorgeous yarn. The colors are sophisticated and subtle, the yarn is very soft for wool, and the price is just incredibly reasonable for this quality. I can't knit fast enough ... I want to make sweaters from at least 7 of the colors! Please keep carrying this yarn forever - it's fantastic yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

I'm a big fan of this yarn. It's the softest wool I've found. The colours are vibrant and complex. I have made sweaters out of Rabbit, Sequoia and Flagstone. Beautiful tweeds. I read in a few reviews that this yarn tends to have split stitches, but I have not found this to be a big problem. I use knit picks sunstruck needles. Great product. I will definitely buy more.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn--working with it and also the look of the finished product. I made it for my grandson who will be returning from Nicaragua in September. I used the Lost Lake Heather yarn (a lovely dusty green) and "His Favorite Hoodie" pattern by Shannon Bullett-Bowlsby.

4 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn in two colors. Made a lovely slouchy hat with large cables, and liked it so much that I immediately made the same hat in the second color. They turned out so beautifully that I kept them both for myself! I'll definitely be buying more. Yes, the yarn tends to split a bit, but once I switched to bamboo needles with less pointed tips, I had no problems. This is a very nice tweed yarn for the price.

5 out of 5 stars

I used Marine Heather and North Pole Heather to make a hat and mittens for a friend in Canada this Christmas. It is currently -20C where she lives and I have been informed that they're warm, cozy, and holding up well. The tweed and tweed web also seem to make this slightly softer than the regular WOTA worsted.

4 out of 5 stars

Used Barn Door to knit a hooded scarf for a friend. It came out beautifully! The yarn isn't itchy, but isn't quite as soft as merino. The only issue I had was that I kept splitting the yarn with my very pointed needles. It was then tricky to rip out stitches and get them back on the needle. I would certainly use this yarn again as the finished product was worth the aggravation and I found after knitting about half of the project I'd gotten the hang of working the yarn and needle together to eliminate the splitting issue.

2 out of 5 stars

I'm an experienced knitter, but I found this yarn rather awkward to work with. It had an annoying tendency to split - not a problem I usually have. A little more twist or cohesion between the plies would make this a much better yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

Very surprised at the softness; I would almost say it's a Merino blend if I didn't know better. It was a pleasure to knit with. The stitch definition was excellent, which I was also surprised at, and the colors good quality. I used 4 different colors and combined it with CotLin in a blanket for my 85 year old Dad. It was a great success.

5 out of 5 stars

I used Flagstone to knit my grandson a hoodie. I am very satisfied with the results. But the best part , so is he....