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Knitting Fever Painted Desert

Painted Desert by Knitting Fever is a soft, self-striping fingering weight yarn that's perfect for shawls, wraps and lace projects. Painted Desert is two plies, each a different luminous jewel tone with long color changes. With a supple hand and plenty of stretch, Painted Desert will be a joy to work with, and there's enough yarn in one 100g ball to make a shawl. Made in China. 

 

Content:
100% Superwash Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/437yds
Gauge:
7.5-8 sts = 1" on US 1-3
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
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Knitting FeverPainted Desert
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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Pros

  • Soft (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Socks (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fabulous!

    This gradient yarn knit into a gorgeous sweater!
    www.ravelry.com/Scitchr/projects/tempest-2

    This gradient yarn knit into a gorgeous sweater!
    www.ravelry.com/Scitchr/projects/tempest-2

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great colors,

    Beautiful colors and fun to knit. But had 2 yarn breaks in one 100 gram ball and inconsistent yarn thickness. It's a center pull ball but using it from that end made it twirl...Read complete review

    Beautiful colors and fun to knit. But had 2 yarn breaks in one 100 gram ball and inconsistent yarn thickness. It's a center pull ball but using it from that end made it twirl and spin on itself so frogged it and used other end. It would be great if this were in a skein so I could wind it myself-- inconvenient to do from a ball.

    Not sure if I would buy this again.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Using doubled

    By Madamquiltprez

    from Las Vegas

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

          Great doubled

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Beautiful Colors, Softest Yarn!

          By DonnaFossil

          from Mount Pleasant SC

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Extremely Soft
          • Truly Beautiful Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shawl

            Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

            When I received this yarn I couldn't get over how beautiful the colors are. The transitions are absolutely incredible. It took me a couple of days to get to the point to knit with it because of it's beauty!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            beautiful!

            By ddee

            from oak lawn, il

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

                  this is SOOOO beautiful! cant wait to use it to make a scarf-right now it is living in my stash.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  quick service, pettable yarn from the get-go

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fabulous!

                  By scitchr

                  from Orchard Park, NY

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gorgeous Color Transition
                  • No pilling
                  • No spitting

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

                  This gradient yarn knit into a gorgeous sweater!
                  www.ravelry.com/Scitchr/projects/tempest-2

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  BEAUTIFUL colors!

                  By knittingwiz

                  from St. Joseph, MI

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Texture and Color

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Socks

                  Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

                  I have not knitted anything with this yarn yet but the colors and texture are just beautiful. I will make a pair of socks with it.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great colors,

                  By Your average knitter

                  from WI

                  Pros

                  • Great Color Easy To Knit

                  Cons

                  • 2 Yarn Breaks On 1 Skein
                  • Loose Ply 2 Breaks On On
                  • Some Uneven Yarn Thicknes

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

                    Beautiful colors and fun to knit. But had 2 yarn breaks in one 100 gram ball and inconsistent yarn thickness. It's a center pull ball but using it from that end made it twirl and spin on itself so frogged it and used other end. It would be great if this were in a skein so I could wind it myself-- inconvenient to do from a ball.

                    Not sure if I would buy this again.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Lovely Yarn

                    By CGraham

                    from Pueblo, Co

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

                    This yarn is super soft yet strong. Beautiful colors - exactly as represented online. Drapes beautifully.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful yarn!

                    By Lorart

                    from Worcester MA

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Colors Blend Beautifully
                    • Nice Halo
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Color could be brighter

                    Best Uses

                    • Shawl

                    Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

                    This yarn is knitting up beautifully in a shawl. I love the colors and how they blend. I'd like to try every color! The jewel tone is a little more subdued than I like, but it is beautiful anyway. The shawl will be soft and cozy.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    GREAT YARN!

                    By Ninzo

                    from North Haven, CT

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to knit with
                    • Long Shots Of Color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anything

                      Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

                      I am using this in Manos' Pattern Jayne. The colorway is almost the same in the picture but I believe Painted Desert is a bit more springy fiber. All the same, it is resulting in a beautiful accessory.

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                      • No

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                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Use 2 strands together

                      By diverse interests

                      from Connecticut

                      Pros

                      • Brilliant
                      • Long Stripe
                      • Soft
                      • Stretchy

                      Cons

                      • Tangles

                      Best Uses

                      • Socks
                      • Sweater

                      Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

                      I am on my second sweater using this yarn. It is sunning if you use 2 strands together. First sweater was size 8 needles, now using size4 for tight, even gauge. Fabric is still soft and stretchy. Tried sweater with one strand and it looked sloppy, thin and was taking forever.

                      This yarn tangles and knots to itself terribly. By many failed attempts I found that it works fine if you take it from the outside of the ball. Do not attempt to pull from the center.

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                      • No

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