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Rowan Fine Tweed

Rowan Fine Tweed is a finer version of Rowan Tweed. Perfect for fairisle and colour work, this is a lovely Yorkshire made 4 ply yarn. Made in UK.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
25g/98yds
Gauge:
6.5 sts = 1" on US 3
Knitting Weight:
Sport
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RowanFine Tweed
 
3.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful color (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      rustic looking

      I used this yarn for a stranded hat with a pom-pom. It turned out beautifully. The thick thin nature of the yarn makes the stitches rustic looking (good in this case, my son...Read complete review

      I used this yarn for a stranded hat with a pom-pom. It turned out beautifully. The thick thin nature of the yarn makes the stitches rustic looking (good in this case, my son likes it). The thick thin nature of the one-ply yarn also made it weak in spots. I think it will be okay as a garment, but when I was knitting it did break a couple of times. I would be concerned using it for a sweater (elbow wear) and would never use it for socks or something that needed more oomph. I would choose a yarn that had more plies. The tweed look is beautiful.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Would Not Buy Again

      I'm three iterations into a repeating Fair Isle pattern and really wish I hadn't been lured by the siren song of cheap yarn. The variations in thickness of this yarn are simply too much...Read complete review

      I'm three iterations into a repeating Fair Isle pattern and really wish I hadn't been lured by the siren song of cheap yarn. The variations in thickness of this yarn are simply too much - terrible quality control. I haven't yet had it break during knitting as some others have but the thickness variation is so great that some stitches "disappear" into the piece as the yarn is so thin. The variations are also causing unseemly puckering of the piece in places. Argh! Life is too short for bad yarn but I'm already into the piece so will finish. I should have listened to reviews! (color IS beautiful though)

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      1.0

      Would Not Buy Again

      By JP

      from Kennebunk, Maine

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color

      Cons

      • Brittleness
      • Variations In Thickness

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

        I'm three iterations into a repeating Fair Isle pattern and really wish I hadn't been lured by the siren song of cheap yarn. The variations in thickness of this yarn are simply too much - terrible quality control. I haven't yet had it break during knitting as some others have but the thickness variation is so great that some stitches "disappear" into the piece as the yarn is so thin. The variations are also causing unseemly puckering of the piece in places. Argh! Life is too short for bad yarn but I'm already into the piece so will finish. I should have listened to reviews! (color IS beautiful though)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        This is Lovely Stuff

        By Dianne

        from Oakland, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

              The colors are simply great. Lots of texture with the tiny colored bits throughout. Looks like it will bloom a bit after a good soak, too.

              My reservations are these: the thick and thin nature of a fingering weight makes it a little scary when you encounter an extra thin place. I worried that a stitch like that might fail. So far, no disasters.

              The yarn is fairly scratchy, unlike the DK weight of this yearn, but I hope it will soften with its final soak and blocking

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Nice tweedy yarn

              By BC

              from Seattle, WA

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice color
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Uneven At Points

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hat
              • Scarf

              Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

              Made gloves with this yarn. Beautiful. Breaks due to uneven texture sometimes.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Beautiful Yarn

              By Sierra

              from Fresno, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fine Yarn
              • Tweed Coloration

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarf

                Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                Purchased to knit a scarf from Scottish Knits book which was received as a gift from my two boys.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Lovely hand after blocking

                By Karen

                from Iowa

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful colors
                • Blooms Nicely When Washed
                • Thick And Thin Texture

                Cons

                • A Bit Thin In Places

                Best Uses

                • Lightweight sweaters

                Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                Knitting a lightweight cardigan

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Fine Tweed for fairisle

                By SandyinWyoming

                from Wyoming

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Love The Heathered Colors

                Cons

                • Thick And Thin

                Best Uses

                • Fair Isle
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Stranded

                Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                Made Peerie Flooers with this yarn. Really pleased with how it turned out, as is the recipient.

                Service and delivery comments:

                delivery is a little slow.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                A REALLY SOFT TWEED yarn

                By Racer

                from Niskayuna, New York

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful colors
                • Doesn't snag
                • Soft
                • WIDE color range

                Cons

                • Low Tensile Strength Unit

                Best Uses

                • Colorwork
                • Slipstitch Patterns

                Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                I am making the Soumak wrap from Rowan book #54. Absolutely lovely!Yarn flows off the needles; just don't yank it. It breaks easily.

                Service and delivery comments:

                As always, WEBS service was top notch. Yarn came overnight. I had to send a few balls back , because there was a mistake in pattern quantities. WEBS took care of it for me.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                rustic looking

                By Viola Knitter

                from Utah

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful colors

                Cons

                • Breaks easily
                • One-ply

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                  I used this yarn for a stranded hat with a pom-pom. It turned out beautifully. The thick thin nature of the yarn makes the stitches rustic looking (good in this case, my son likes it). The thick thin nature of the one-ply yarn also made it weak in spots. I think it will be okay as a garment, but when I was knitting it did break a couple of times. I would be concerned using it for a sweater (elbow wear) and would never use it for socks or something that needed more oomph. I would choose a yarn that had more plies. The tweed look is beautiful.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  One of Rowan's Finest

                  By Manhattanmarg

                  from New York, ny

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                  I bought this yarn this time to pair with Rowan Kidsilk Haze. Am thrilled with its hand and performance.

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                  5.0

                  Great Weaving weft

                  By fiber barb

                  from Boyertown PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Thin but strong

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Weft

                  Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                  I often use this yarn as weft in plain weave projects

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