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    4.5

    Swans Island Worsted

    Swans Island Worsted is a 100% organic merino that is hand dyed with all natural dyes. The minimal processing and low micron count give this yarn an incredibly soft feel. Create cozy garments, soft accessories, and more with this beautiful yarn that has 250 yards per skein. Made in Northport, Maine.

    Content:
    100% Organic Merino Wool
    Care:
    Hand Wash, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/250yds
    Gauge:
    4.5 sts = 1" on US8
    Knitting Weight:
    Worsted
    $32.00 hank Discountable
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    Swans IslandWorsted
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No (4)

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          The Best of the Worsteds

          I bought this to knit an Aran style sweater for my son. I knitted an Alice Starmore pattern, and I absolutely loved the way that this yarn held the cables. Given that this...Read complete review

          I bought this to knit an Aran style sweater for my son. I knitted an Alice Starmore pattern, and I absolutely loved the way that this yarn held the cables. Given that this was the first project of this scope that I have done, there was, needless to say, some frogging that occurred. This disturbed the yarn not at all. The finished product has a nice snugly weight, and is soft enough to be worn against bare skin. I am in love. It will knit into an heirloom item, and it will make almost any knitted item a work of art. When knitted, it is almost as soft as cashmere.

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Beautiful Yarn - Indigo Dye bleeds

          I just finished a cardigan with this yarn. I love the yarn and color and I am sad that the dye bleeds so much. My project used the marine color and charcoal color and...Read complete review

          I just finished a cardigan with this yarn. I love the yarn and color and I am sad that the dye bleeds so much. My project used the marine color and charcoal color and both contain indigo in their dye formulas. My hands turned VERY blue. There is a disclaimer on the label saying that everything was done to minimize the bleeding indigo issue and that you can just wash your hands in soap and water... This should not happen in such an extreme way with a high quality yarn like this. I am afraid that it will rub off on my clothes or the back of my neck might turn blue when I wear my beautiful new sweater. My hands had turned blue from just knitting the gauge swatch so I soaked all of my skeins in a vinegar and cold water bath before knitting, but I still had a lot of color bleeding while knitting.

          I love the yarn and color so much that I finished my sweater anyway and I will see what happens when I wear it. I imagine that colors that do not contain indigo dye will not have this problem.

          I really hope that Swan Island will figure out what they need to do to eliminate or at least greatly reduce this bleeding issue on the beautiful blue colors. I would use this yarn again and again if it didn't bleed.

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          5.0

          SOFT

          By Minicia

          from Boston, MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

          • Indigo Bleeds

          Best Uses

            Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

            Beautiful soft merino yarn. The only caveat is that the blue is dyed with real indigo and stains fingers and will likely bleed--I didn't realize this when I bought the yarn.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Disappointed

            By JMB1

            from Leominster, MA

            Pros

            • Lovely colors
            • Nice Stitch definition
            • Nice Yarn To Work With
            • Perfect Stitch Definition
            • terrible pilling

            Cons

            • terrible pilling

            Best Uses

            • Scarf
            • Sweater

            Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

            I made my son a gorgeous scarf with this yarn. Nice yarn to work with and the finished product looked great. However, after TWO wearings, the scarf has pilled beyond belief. I guess considering the price of this particular yarn, I expected more. I will not purchase it again.

            P.S. I wish I really could edit my "pros" .. the edit feature does not seem to work!!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            LUSCIOUS!!

            By Gailie

            from Newtown, CT

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Dreamy To Work With
            • Exceptional quality
            • Natural Dye Colors Gorgeo
            • Soft Luscious

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

              I'm making the Sullivan St Cardigan and ordered the yarn on line in the Natural Colors. I'm using Lupine which is a warm muted blue/deep purple- gorgeous! It's a dream to work with- soft & glides off the needles- plies don't separate. I can't think of anything negative to say- an exception find- will definitely use again & again

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              • No

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              4.0

              Very soft yarn...perfect for baby!

              By Vonnie

              from Rock Tavern, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Soft warm

              Cons

              • Small Bumps
              • Where Yarn Joined

              Best Uses

              • Baby Blanket

              Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

              Love this yarn!

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              • No

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              5.0

              The Best of the Worsteds

              By Mammolina3

              from Philadelphia, PA

              Pros

              • Easy to knit with
              • Good value for the money
              • Holds Cables Beautifully
              • Made in america
              • Organic Dyes
              • Soft Soft Soft
              • Wonderful hand

              Cons

              • None I can think of

              Best Uses

              • Aran Sweaters
              • Hats
              • Mittens
              • Scarves
              • Shawls

              Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

              I bought this to knit an Aran style sweater for my son. I knitted an Alice Starmore pattern, and I absolutely loved the way that this yarn held the cables. Given that this was the first project of this scope that I have done, there was, needless to say, some frogging that occurred. This disturbed the yarn not at all. The finished product has a nice snugly weight, and is soft enough to be worn against bare skin. I am in love. It will knit into an heirloom item, and it will make almost any knitted item a work of art. When knitted, it is almost as soft as cashmere.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Love Beetroot Swans Island Yarn

              By HeidiBrenda

              from Greensboro, NC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Color

              Cons

              • Color bleeds

              Best Uses

              • Sweater

              Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

              I love the deep purples, blues and reds of this yarn! My hands get stained blue after a few a few minutes of knitting but comes off quickly when I was my hands. Knits up nicely, I'm working on the Katherine Pullover and the lace pattern is easy to see with the dark color.

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              3.0

              Beautiful Yarn - Indigo Dye bleeds

              By Nancy in PA

              from Philadelphia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautlful Colors
              • Nice Yarn Quality
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Dye Bleeds Onto Hands

              Best Uses

                Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

                I just finished a cardigan with this yarn. I love the yarn and color and I am sad that the dye bleeds so much. My project used the marine color and charcoal color and both contain indigo in their dye formulas. My hands turned VERY blue. There is a disclaimer on the label saying that everything was done to minimize the bleeding indigo issue and that you can just wash your hands in soap and water... This should not happen in such an extreme way with a high quality yarn like this. I am afraid that it will rub off on my clothes or the back of my neck might turn blue when I wear my beautiful new sweater. My hands had turned blue from just knitting the gauge swatch so I soaked all of my skeins in a vinegar and cold water bath before knitting, but I still had a lot of color bleeding while knitting.

                I love the yarn and color so much that I finished my sweater anyway and I will see what happens when I wear it. I imagine that colors that do not contain indigo dye will not have this problem.

                I really hope that Swan Island will figure out what they need to do to eliminate or at least greatly reduce this bleeding issue on the beautiful blue colors. I would use this yarn again and again if it didn't bleed.

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                5.0

                Wonderful!

                By Tay Tay

                from Seattle

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Great Color
                • Very soft

                Cons

                • A Few Knobby Sections

                Best Uses

                • Hat

                Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

                I used this to make one of The Purl Bee's Thank You Hats and it was absolutely wonderful. The green Tarragon color was beautiful. Will definitely be purchasing again.

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                5.0

                Buttery soft & a joy to knit

                By katesmudges

                from regina, canada

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

                Generous yardage, lovely hand. My Parallelogram shawl by Cookie A turned out beautifully. It

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                5.0

                Softest wool ever!

                By Just a knitter

                from New Hampshire

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Made in the USA
                • Unique Coloring
                • Very Soft Even For Wool

                Cons

                • Darker Colors Run A Bit
                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

                  I've knit many things from scarves to hats, mittens, and sweaters with this yarn. It is joy to knit - no splitting, beautiful colors and very soft and warm!

                  With the darker colors, I experienced some staining on my fingers as well as my wooden knitting needles and rubber stitch markers. Not a big deal, though.

                  I love this yarn! If you want to knit anything in worsted wool, I strongly recommend trying Swan's Island!

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