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Berroco Blackstone Tweed

Soft and tweed don't usually go together in the same sentence, but thanks to the addition of super kid mohair and angora, Berroco Blackstone Tweed is a stunner. The gorgeous palette means beautiful finished garments in either one color or colorwork. Made in Italy.

Content:
65% Wool/ 25% Mohair/ 10% Angora
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/130yd
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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BerrocoBlackstone Tweed
 
4.1

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (24)
  • Nice texture (23)
  • Soft (23)
  • Knits quickly (17)
  • Dyed evenly (16)

Cons

  • Breaks easily (3)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (21)
  • Hats (19)
  • Scarves (16)
  • Gloves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Artist (8), Novice (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

i returned for more

i bought this yarn in several colors in order to knit gifts. the yarn arrived quickly and i was delighted with the colors, which look much better in person. the first thing i...Read complete review

i bought this yarn in several colors in order to knit gifts. the yarn arrived quickly and i was delighted with the colors, which look much better in person. the first thing i knit was a slouchy beret. i liked it so much i kept it for myself. then i knit another which came out just lovely. the stitch definition was good, the yarn is soft and i love the tweedy look. it has also kept its shape. i made fingerless mitts after this. i HAD to order more of this yarn in green to knit a birthday beret. i am delighted with blackstone tweed yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Thin & Breaks Easily

I purchased this yarn at a LYS in order to make a cardigan. The yarn was soft and despite the price I bought it. The yarn does not have an even texture and is...Read complete review

I purchased this yarn at a LYS in order to make a cardigan. The yarn was soft and despite the price I bought it. The yarn does not have an even texture and is quite thin in places. It is a bit thin for a worsted weight, the number of stitches per inch were spot on but the height of the rows came out short. The yarn has a lot of mohair & angora (35% total) which I believe may compromise the integrity of the yarn's strength. The yarn will break with the slightest of tension. I don't recommend for use with a pattern with cables. You can't pull the stitches tight enough to prevent gapping holes without the yarn breaking. I think this yarn is best suited for small projects, but definitely not a sweater.

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4.0

Love this yarn!

By Steinway1920

from Lansdowne, Pa.

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Breaks easily

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

This yarn is so soft and pliable. It feels like cotton. It glides through your fingers very easily. The way it is woven it does not twist up, which is a great feature. The only downside to this yarn is that it breaks very easily. When I'm attaching a new ball (with the method of the "magic knot), if I pull to tighten it a little too much, it breaks, but otherwise, it fabulous. I'm still working on my piece, a sweater, otherwise I would put a photo of it.

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  • No

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5.0

Blackstone Tweed

By Barbie115

from Staten Island, NY

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

    This is the second time I've used this yarn. I made a sweater for my SIL and a scarf for a friend. Both looked great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    wonderful tweed yarn!

    By velvetdoor

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Great Tweed Character
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

      I have knitted a great aran sweater with this yarn in the steamers color, and am in the process of knitting a dress in the clover oatmeal color. This yarn is soft, light and very warm. It's soft enough for me to wear directly on the skin, though I have knitted with softer yarns. For someone who is very sensitive, it might still feel scratchy. I love the tweed nubs, especially their colors, which are in perfect harmony with the yarn color.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Always get what I ordered

      By Loyola

      from Greenville, Maine

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

          I've made many hats in a lace pattern with this yarn and I love it, it is warm in cold weather. Anyone for whom I've made a hat has been very pleased.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Soft and tweedy !

          By Palmira

          from Boston MA

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

          I think this is a great yarn for projects where you want to make a nice plain fabric. The cities of the tweed are excellent but I don't think it is a good option for texture

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          • No

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          1.0

          Awful stuff

          By erindipity

          from Victor, NY

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

          • Tears Easily
          • Weak

          Best Uses

            Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

            Hate, hate, hate this yarn. Had to start a top-down hat over again literally 7 times due to it tearing when I tugged to close the loop at the crown. Looks and feels nice, but it's got no strength or resilience whatsoever. Would never use again even on pain of death.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Beautiful yarn

            By KT

            from Portland Oregon

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

              I bought this yarn and knitted a Debbie Bliss 'Shawl collared pullover' in it. I loved it so much I ordered 2 more colors. It was a little scratchy on the recommended needle size, so I went down to a 6. The sweater knitted up dense and warm but very, very attractive! It has a little tweedy look to it which I like.

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              • No

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              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Hippo

              from Carpinteria, CA

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                knits up beautifully and quickly. I love the colour I chose - a petrol blue - the tweed effect is subtle and looks great in the cardigan I am knitting with it.The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that I haven't yet washed it so cannot say how that will affect the finished garment.

                Service and delivery comments:

                The yarn arrived in perfect order and very promptly.

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                • No

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                5.0

                lovely

                By knittingatlarge

                from Germantown, MD

                About Me Sweater Knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                  I made a long-sleeved cardigan and it turned out great. Am surprised by how lightweight the sweater feels when I wear it, but the yarn is warm, too. Just lovely yarn.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Just What I Wanted

                  By Arlene Yolles

                  from Westport, CT

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                    I love tweed and am glad I got the black. Nice flecks of white and grey are throughout and it knits up beautifully. The only disappointment was that altho I checked my gauge, it is knitting up larger than expected. If I were doing the same sweater again, I'd use smaller needles than I am now.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Webs' website is easy to use and navigate. Yarn was delivered within days of when I ordered it, arrived in good condition and I had no need to speak to a sales rep. In the past, when I phoned and asked a technical question I got excellent service and helpful information.

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                    • No

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