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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 20 balls $7.95
  • 10 Brown In Stock 20 balls $7.95
  • 15 Teal In Stock 17 balls $7.95
  • 16 Maroon In Stock 19 balls $7.95
  • 19 Charcoal In Stock 32 balls $7.95
  • 20 Paprika In Stock 22 balls $7.95
  • 23 Midnight Tweed In Stock 37 balls $7.95
  • 24 Dark Mushroom Tweed In Stock 34 balls $7.95
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Tahki YarnsTara Tweed
 
3.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (9)
  • Nice texture (9)
  • Soft (9)
  • Dyed evenly (8)
  • Knits quickly (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (11)
    • Hats (4)
    • Scarves (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    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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    4.0

    Love the versitile TARA

    By The Yarn Lady

    from Tacoma WA

    About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

      This is my first time with this yarn. Now that it's here, I can imagine all kinds of projects!!!!!!

      My order was planned for an over-sized top from Vogue Very Easy Sweaters. It is a 3-color block(or wide stripe) pullover. What fun this will be. For my gauge, it will be knit on size 9 needles...I selected Midnight, Gray an Maroon. In the book, it is knit with a pink, so was disappointed to find a small color choice. It will still be great.

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      • No

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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

        Verified Reviewer

        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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        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Great Color

        By Sheriknits

        from Columbia Falls, MT

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        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

        About Me Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer

        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

          Comment on this review

          (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.

            Comment on this review

             
            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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