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Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed

This supersoft wool-blend tweed is a lofty worsted weight yarn that's lightweight enough to wear indoors. Great stitch definition and an unexpected palette of colors make this yarn stand out from the crowd.  
Made in Italy.

Content:
80% Wool/ 20% Nylon
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/122yd
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$7.95 ball Discountable
  • 22 Grey Tweed In Stock 25 balls $7.95
  • 10 Brown In Stock 20 balls $7.95
  • 15 Teal In Stock 31 balls $7.95
  • 16 Maroon In Stock 30 balls $7.95
  • 19 Charcoal In Stock 32 balls $7.95
  • 20 Paprika In Stock 23 balls $7.95
  • 23 Midnight Tweed In Stock 24 balls $7.95
  • 24 Dark Mushroom Tweed In Stock 21 balls $7.95
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Tahki YarnsTara Tweed
 
3.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (9)
  • Dyed evenly (8)
  • Nice texture (8)
  • Soft (8)
  • Knits quickly (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (10)
    • Hats (3)
    • Scarves (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great yarn but has a tendency to break

    I really like this yarn and how it turns out looking. I like using tweed type yarns to give plush toys a more vintage look. This one works well but has a tendency to...Read complete review

    I really like this yarn and how it turns out looking. I like using tweed type yarns to give plush toys a more vintage look. This one works well but has a tendency to break which then you have to tie the yarn back together to continue. It especially breaks during seaming.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    different weight depending on color

    I purchased this yarn because my pattern called for Tara Tweed. I thought I would be able to knit at the gauge called for in the pattern with very little changes as I had...Read complete review

    I purchased this yarn because my pattern called for Tara Tweed. I thought I would be able to knit at the gauge called for in the pattern with very little changes as I had previously purchased the Tara Tweed in grey for another project and knew what gauge I could get with this yarn. However, the blue is a completely different thickness than the grey. I had to swatch multiple times and never could achieve the gauge called for in the pattern. Now I have to recalculate the entire pattern which is extremely annoying. Comparing the two colors side by side, it is very evident that the two colors are very different thicknesses. So be careful if you are planning to do colorwork with this yarn.

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    5.0

    Tara Tweed is soft and beautiful

    By KnitzNGiggles

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

    This tweed is stunning. I want one in every color. Soft and so easy to work with. Knits up so quick. It's the perfect tweed.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Very Soft Tweed. Knits up great.

    By KnitzNGiggles

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

      Used my tweed for my Shoulder Cozy by Churchmouse and it is beautiful. So happy i bought this yarn.

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      • No

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      1.0

      different weight depending on color

      By Gordita

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly

      Cons

      • Coarse

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

      I purchased this yarn because my pattern called for Tara Tweed. I thought I would be able to knit at the gauge called for in the pattern with very little changes as I had previously purchased the Tara Tweed in grey for another project and knew what gauge I could get with this yarn. However, the blue is a completely different thickness than the grey. I had to swatch multiple times and never could achieve the gauge called for in the pattern. Now I have to recalculate the entire pattern which is extremely annoying. Comparing the two colors side by side, it is very evident that the two colors are very different thicknesses. So be careful if you are planning to do colorwork with this yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lovely Hand

      By Scottie

      from Uppr Marlboro

      About Me Daily knitter

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Stretches In Blocking

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

      Tara is a great tweedy yarn that shows great definition with cables. It rustic looking but soft against the skin. Has a drape if knitted slightly looser gauge. This yarn will not disapoint with the right project. Do not knit tight because the ply will break especially when hand sewing.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Great Color

      By Sheriknits

      from Columbia Falls, MT

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

      • Hard On Hands
      • Has A Cheap Feel
      • Somewhat Coarse

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

      I knitted a sweater with this yarn. It was not as soft as I expected, was difficult to get a steady gauge on it, and I think if you really messed with needle size and gauge there may be a gauge where this yarn 'works'. I was going for 4 st/inch, and did some fair isle with it on the sweater.
      On the other hand, after washing and blocking it came out quite soft and draped nicely, though I would not knit with this yarn again.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Like it - but stretches

      By cynnag

      from Tacoma, WA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Stretches

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

      had to pull out project several times, yarn does not retain after pulling out a couple times,

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      • No

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      4.0

      love tweeds

      By Deb

      from Va

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

        Sweater projects are what I used this for.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good buy

        By Sorry, don't have one.

        from Los Alcazares, Spain

        About Me Enthusiast, Retired

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

          I initially bought this yarn because it was on sale. However, when it arrived and I started knitting, I was more than pleased with it. It has a lovely handle to it and is very nice to knit with. I have a feeling I will be back for more.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Your delivery service is excellent. Nuff said.

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          5.0

          Very good product.

          By don't have one, don't want one

          from Haiku Hawaii on the island of Maui

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

            I will use this to knit a sweater.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Rough and rustic, not supersoft

            By Susanna

            from Oakland

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Hides Mistakes
            • Perfect for rustic-look

            Cons

            • Coarse
            • Uneven-thick thin
            • Vegetable debris

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Jackets
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

            Used for a pullover sweater. A little rough and scratchy so will need to wear turtleneck underneath.

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