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Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed

Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed is a soft, luxurious and delightful blend of merino wool, silk and cashmere. In elegant and lightly flecked colors, Kathmandu is a great choice for sweaters, scarves, accessories or hats. Made in Italy

Content:
85% Merino Wool/10% Silk, 5% Cashmere
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/142yds
Gauge:
3.5 sts = 1" on US 10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$19.95 ball $8.49 ball
SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Queensland CollectionKathmandu Chunky Tweed
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (28)
  • Knits quickly (27)
  • Good weight (24)
  • Soft (21)
  • Dyed evenly (18)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (27)
  • Hats (13)
  • Scarves (12)
  • Gloves (5)
  • Felting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Artist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for Einstein coat!

I made the Einstein coat with this yarn and turned out great. Love this yarn, sturdy yet soft.

I made the Einstein coat with this yarn and turned out great. Love this yarn, sturdy yet soft.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lovely, BUT...

I loved the weight, drape, color, tweedy flecks...I didn't like the bits of straw/dried grass/plant product that were interwoven into the strands. I was stopping to pick stuff out...Read complete review

I loved the weight, drape, color, tweedy flecks...I didn't like the bits of straw/dried grass/plant product that were interwoven into the strands. I was stopping to pick stuff out every six inches or so. I love the finished product (sweater, in sienna) but that was definitely a lot more effort to get the bits out than I wanted.

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4.0

Knits up Nicely!

By tamayaya

from Cape Cod, MA

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Instructor

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Not As Soft As I Hoped

Best Uses

  • Cowl
  • Gloves
  • Hats

Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

this yarn knits up well, without snagging, good stitch definition but not as soft as I would have thought it would be according to its description. A little coarse.

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  • No

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5.0

Great yarn

By Old Knitter

from Olympic Penisula

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Afgan

Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

This wonderful yarn should not be discontinued

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

delicious!

By tigereye

from Newcomb, NY

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

    quick delivery; wonderful feel, fabulous shades of lavendar, easy and fun to work with

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    • No

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    5.0

    Versatile, predictable,remarkably soft!

    By Gramma Suz

    from Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

    About Me Enthusiast, Gramma Thunder Bay Can

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Very High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Great For Kids No Itch
      • Hats
      • Next A Sweater For Me
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

      This yarn is amazing! First made hat, scarf, mitts for my grandson..so soft...no itching...he loves them!(3) Yarn works well and washes beautifully. When I saw this on WEBS decided to treat myself and make a sweater for my winter project. The colours are true and there is lots of choice.
      Am considering using this for projects for next Christmas gifting!
      WEBS is a terrific spot for your knitting needs, with great products and
      prices.

      Service and delivery comments:

      In spite of nasty weather, the delivery was very prompt...3 days! Perfectly sealed inside and the external mailer. Tracking was easy also.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fabulous Yarn!

      By Patty

      from Hudson, NH

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Good stitch definition
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweater

        Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

        I purchased this yarn for a sweater for myself because I was attracted to the tweedy color. I couldn't be happier! The yarn shows off the stitches so well. It is softer than I expected it to be. It knits up quickly too, so great for larger projects.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this Yarn!

        By Deb

        from Maryland

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

          I wish this weren't being discontinued. I've made two Knit Simple hooded sweatshirts from this yarn.Also made chunky mittens, hat and a cowl. Friends who swear they can't wear wool are begging me to make one for them! Haven't washed yet, but overall, I'm very, very pleased.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          lovely yarn, great price

          By Janie

          from ME

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats
            • Poncho
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

            I made my daughter in law a sweater. it came out beautiful.and very warm. I used 9's to get gauge and it was a dense fabric. I expected the yarn to feel coarse because a few people mentioned that, but it was not. I wet blocked it rather aggressively and it was super soft. but still not so that you would wear it next to your skin. . it was nice ti knit with and knit up fast. The yardage was less than I expected so I had to order more. it was not of the same dye lot, but barely noticeable.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very speedy delivery!

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            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Lovely, BUT...

            By Steph

            from Chicago

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

            I loved the weight, drape, color, tweedy flecks...I didn't like the bits of straw/dried grass/plant product that were interwoven into the strands. I was stopping to pick stuff out every six inches or so. I love the finished product (sweater, in sienna) but that was definitely a lot more effort to get the bits out than I wanted.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Chunky Tweed

            By Barb the knitter

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

              I didn't care for this one as much - it was coarse and harder to work with than some of the others and I was making a scarf and didn't care for the feel of it against my skin. Maybe for a throw on the couch? Just my opinion. I ended up not giving it for a gift as I'd intended.

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              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect for Einstein coat!

              By Night knitter

              from Midwest

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

                I made the Einstein coat with this yarn and turned out great. Love this yarn, sturdy yet soft.

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                • No

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