Fiber Content: 100% Fine 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 / Tumble Dry Low

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4.086956 out of 5 stars

Swish Worsted Yarn

$4.99 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

I have used this yarn for years, mostly to make hats. I've never had any trouble with it splitting or pilling. The yarn is soft and colors are lovely and very true to their online appearance. I generally use a size smaller needle than recommended, but I like hats to be tightly knit.

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this yarn. I knit the Bronwyn Sweater from Brooklyn Tweed in the Dove Heather colorway. The result is a sweater that is so soft I don't even need an undershirt, and very satisfactory stitch and cable definition. This is the price and quality I've been looking for. I've never been one to mind pills much, I see them as just part of the routine maintenance of a handknit garment. I've noticed little pilling since starting to wear the sweater.

2 out of 5 stars

I hate to write a negative review because I love KnitPicks, but I won’t be choosing this yarn again. It feels and looks very processed, and has no body or “hand” at all. It reminds me of something you might find at a discount store. It also splits terribly, even though I’m an experienced knitter and this isn’t usually an issue for me. The colors are lovely, and it IS super soft. In my opion, it would be best for baby clothes, socks, or small projects where softness is the most important thing, but it stretches like crazy and doesn’t seem to have the natural elasticity that most wool does, so be careful with larger projects. Also, because of the splitting issue, it’s probably not a good choice for beginning knitters.

4 out of 5 stars

I love the vibrancy of the Swish Worsted Brights. I don't see Brights listed as a separate line anymore. Regardless, the two colours I used for a baby sweater were very fun - Pickle Juice and Highlighter Yellow (they were also colour fast)! After washing, the yarn relaxed quite a bit, and became even softer.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this after my best friend got the Bare Swish Worsted for a sweater. We're both addicted. It's beautiful yarn and we could hardly believe we got such soft, wonderful 100% SWM for that price! We're both working on sweaters with this yarn and it's so squishy and buoyant, I just cannot wait to use it again.

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