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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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4.089743 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 bought this to make winter mittens for my grandchildren. I LOVE IT! In fact, I don't want to use any other yarn to make their mittens. It is soft and cozy and the mitts look just gorgeous! I don't know how it would be on larger projects, but will give it a try, maybe a baby blanket for the newest member of the family? I had not problem with knots, splits, or dye on my needles. I use bamboo only.

4 out of 5 stars

I like this yarn. I'm knitting a copy cat CC Beanie in garnet heather. The color is rich and beautiful. The yarn is very soft. I've had a bit of trouble with splitting, but not too bad. Yes, I'm sure there are better quality yarns, but I have a low budget for yarn. Knit Picks Swish is very nice for the price.

1 out of 5 stars

I bought six skeins of Swish Worsted five years ago when I was learning how to knit. I bought it specifically because I didn’t want to get frustrated by poor quality yarn, which I could have easily purchased at my local big box store. I was frustrated with the yarn back then because it split so easily so I gave up on it for awhile. I have come back to this yarn a few times in the years since: I’m a more experienced knitter, my tension and technique are better and I still hate this yarn. I’ve been hesitant to buy anymore Knit Picks brand yarns because this yarn was spun so poorly.

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this yarn as part of the learn to knit kit to make a scarf. The yarn is a good value for merino wool, very soft and a pleasure to knit with. The scarf itself grew considerably after I washed and dried it. However, this may be because I knit the entire scarf in garter stitch and it stretched as it hung from my neck. The first time I wore it after washing, it shed all over my shoulders, but in the 2 months since, it has not shed anymore. This is one of my favorite scarves now, very soft and squishy. I would definietly purchase this yarn again.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! I wasn't overly thrilled with the Stroll, but Swish is lovely. It's dreamy and soft and squishy. I didn't find any joins or knots (although I found several in the WOTA) and the Ash and Delft colors are gorgeous. I don't think it is overly splitty, but it is also not highly energized. By nature merino will split more than some yarns, and if loosely plied yarn is a peeve, don't buy it ;)

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