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Rowan Felted Tweed

Rowan Felted Tweed is a luxurious blend available in a delightful array of heathered shades. Featured in numerous patterns from Rowan. Felted Tweed is also a great choice for any pattern calling for a DK weight - from fair isle to cables, you will be pleased with the results. Made in Italy.

Content:
50% Merino Wool/25% Alpaca/ 25% Rayon
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/191yd
Gauge:
5.5-6 sts = 1" on US #5-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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RowanFelted Tweed
 
4.5

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (28)
  • Nice texture (26)
  • Dyed evenly (22)
  • Soft (20)
  • Knits quickly (19)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (30)
  • Scarves (23)
  • Hats (21)
  • Gloves (13)
  • Socks (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Artist (10), Novice (5), Collector (4), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Nice to Knit With

I used this yarn to knit a 6" stuffed animal modeled after a Brussels Griffin Dog. The color and weight were perfect for the doll. When trying to tighten some matress stitching...Read complete review

I used this yarn to knit a 6" stuffed animal modeled after a Brussels Griffin Dog. The color and weight were perfect for the doll. When trying to tighten some matress stitching I did, I tore the yarn, so it needed to be used more delicately. Once knit, it holds durably. I was very pleased with this yarn overall.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The yarn has changed

I purchased one ball of Felted Tweed to add to a bag of the same yarn I already had in my stash from 2007, in order to complete a sweater. I did not expect...Read complete review

I purchased one ball of Felted Tweed to add to a bag of the same yarn I already had in my stash from 2007, in order to complete a sweater. I did not expect a matching dyelot and planned around that, but I was surprised at the very great difference in yarn quality. The current Felted Tweed from Rowan is inferior to the previous Rowan yarn of the same name-- in grist, depth of color and in the robustness of the quality of the component fibers--wool, alpaca and rayon--with the wool being the likeliest suspect. Clearly in the past 6 years they have changed mills, possibly for economic reasons. Nobody's fault but I would not use this yarn again. It's not nearly as much fun to knit with and the resulting limp and dullish sweaters are no longer the quality I got spoiled with.

Reviewed by 46 customers

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2.0

Disappointing.

By Pats

from Sequim, WA

Pros

  • Nice Colors

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Loosely Plied
  • Scratchy

Best Uses

    Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

    Truly disappointing yarn. I ordered this because it was the yarn used in the Trendlebere pullover. Unless some magic happens when I block it, I find it difficult to believe I'll get the sweater pictured on the pattern. It is very loosely plied, scratchy, breaks easily and seems more of a sport weight than DK. It also sheds quit a bit, which is expected with alpaca, but this seems excessive. I truly expected a soft yarn because of the merino and alpaca content. Can the rayon/viscose change the feel that much?
    The description of the yarn is "luxurious blend...". Honestly, they must be describing a completely different yarn.
    In retrospect, I should have returned it but I was very excited to start my sweater. I won't buy this again.

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    5.0

    I love the look of this wool

    By Judy loves to knit

    from Halifax , Nova Scotia

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

      I am using several colours from the felted tweed collection in a sweater.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing yarn!

      By Jettquilts

      from Laurel, MD

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blankets
        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

        The yarn was bought to knit a year long Fair Isle blanket from Marie Wallin. And then a second purchase to also knit a tote bag. The yarn gets softer and more lovely as you wash and block it, each time making the fabric more lovely! It is very easy to want to get lots of every color. My only slight dislike is it has a mohair content that tends to break off some while knitting. It isn't excessive but just thought I should mention it.
        WEBS shipped the yarn out and he it to me in a couple of days. The discount policy make this the best place to purchase Felted Tweed.

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        5.0

        I would buy this yarn again

        By Dorothy

        from Ludington, MI

        About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Colors Are So Beautiful

        Cons

        • Just A Little Coarse

        Best Uses

        • Airy Shawl

        Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

        I'm knitting a shawl for the late summer and early fall weather. This has just the right amount of weight to it and drapes well with my pattern. I like very natural looking colors and since my shawl has 4 colors they all blend just beautifully. My yarn shop does not carry much of it anymore so I ordered from you. Thank you for carrying it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        very nice

        By maybeknitter

        from Pa

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks

          Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

          used to make carry bag

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love it1

          By Colornut

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Artist, Collector, Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

            Fair Isle patterns

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            • No

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            5.0

            One of the nicest yarns available

            By Tina

            from Seattle

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

              I love this yarn. This is the yarn I opt to use often because it's so soft and versatile and a delight to handle. The DK weight is perfect for a variety of projects. Great for cables and intarsia.

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              5.0

              Nice yarn

              By Mikey

              from Nome, Alaska

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

                It holds its shape nicely, so it's forgiving when you drop a stitch. It's a bit sticky to unravel if you need to rip out a good bit. Nice to work with- it's got the warmth and toughness of wool, but feels soft enough not to irritate your hands while you knit. The colors are gorgeous! Great for fair aisle work! (I ended up doubling the yarn because I wanted mine really warm).

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                5.0

                Great yarn

                By KK

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

                  Great yarn for fairisle

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Excellent Yarn, but a bit Thin

                  By Mouse

                  from Black Hawk, CO

                  About Me Just a knitter

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Lovely color
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Thinner Than Dk Weight

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Rowan Felted Tweed:

                  The yarn is splendid! Great color, texture, and very easy to knit with. My only trouble is that the batch I received is definitely not DK weight yarn, more akin to fingering. Was going to use it to knit a hat for a friend, but it's too thin, so I'll just use some other yarn and keep this stuff to myself. Should be perfect for a lace scarf or pair of gloves.

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