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Fiber Content: 55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed
Weight: DK Weight
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on #5 - 7 needles (3.75mm-4.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 12-17 sc = 4'' on 7-I hooks
Yards: 123
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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4.636363 out of 5 stars

City Tweed DK Yarn

$5.99 50g / ball


This yarn begins with alpaca and Merino fibers dyed two different colors and then blended together to make a subtle rich, lustrous heather. We chose neutral color Donegal tweed neps to incorporate into the 2-ply yarn. Donegal is a series of 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 longer alpaca and Merino 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 high ratio of neps gives City Tweed a traditional appeal. The use of Merino and alpaca makes it soft and warm. This weight is gorgeous in two-color knitting.
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"City Tweed is definitely the softest tweed I've ever knit with.  And springy! And pretty! It's particularly lovely in garter stitch as well."- Allyson, Knit Picks customer

"The City Tweed colors are so fantastic and the yarn is a pleasure to knit with! I just finished making a cardigan with the plum wine color and I already have plans to use it again!" -Meghann, Knit Picks customer

5 out of 5 stars

This was the first time I tried a Tweed yarn and was thinking it would be as stiff and scratchy as an old horse blanket! Boy was I surprised how soft and wonderful it was to knit with, loved the Habanero color and made the sweater, Chickadee. Next I am going to buy the Lemon Curd. Incredibly lovely yarn and colors. This yarn does stretch longer than width, so watch the rows and measure accordingly or it will be down to your knees. Did I say I LOVED it? Thank you Knit Picks!

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn for a project in a Jen Lucas book, a scarf. I am in love with it. It is so soft, doesn't split, and I love a DK weight, thinking what else I want to knit. I want to do a hat and wrist warmers/fingerless gloves to match. I have the blueblood color. One review says it doesn't wear well for a sweater. But, I am going to make one anyway! I have used Knit Picks yarns over the years, no complaint, but this is the best. No itch! Yet wool/alpaca! Love, Love Love

4 out of 5 stars

Great yarn; I ordered it for a 2nd project. Love it. BUT the Jacquard color is much more like GREEN than BLUE. Lots of gray in it, too. Not what I was hoping for. Going back.

5 out of 5 stars

This is a winner. Please don't change it. Please carry it forever!

5 out of 5 stars

I do like this yarn. I made cabin socks and it is perfect. One word though. It takes 3 balls for one pair of socks.

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