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4.7

Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed

Tahki Donegal Tweed is a handsome wool tweed, perfect for sweaters, vests and afghans. One ply of 100% wool is twisted with complimentary-colored slubs for a timeless look and tons of texture. This yarn is a classic and has made so many wonderful projects over the years! Made in Ireland.

 

Content:
100% Irish Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/183yd
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$14.95 hank Discountable
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Tahki YarnsDonegal Tweed
 
4.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (32)
  • Nice texture (29)
  • Knits quickly (20)
  • Dyed evenly (18)
  • Hides mistakes (10)

Cons

  • Coarse (9)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (29)
  • Hats (19)
  • Scarves (11)
  • Felting (4)
  • Gloves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Artist (6), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love Donegal Tweed by Tahki Yarns

Delivery was great.The yarn was in good shape.

Delivery was great.The yarn was in good shape.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Did not like this yarn, not the yarn's fault

I used this tweed to make a hat. I love the look of the tweed, but the feel was pretty rough. I know some people really like rustic yarns, though, which is...Read complete review

I used this tweed to make a hat. I love the look of the tweed, but the feel was pretty rough. I know some people really like rustic yarns, though, which is why I say it wasn't the yarn's fault. I also don't think the hat was the best project for it. I can see it being more successful for sweaters of scarves. The hat just doesn't seem elastic enough to fit someone's head well.

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5.0

perfect for blankets

By Sandy

from PA

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Afghans

    Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

    I use this yarn to make afghans as wedding gifts for close friends and family members.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Very good product!

    By Lina

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

    I used the yarn to knit a vest and l am very pleased with it. It is a bit coarse but it softens up after washing. I have ordered some more to knit another sweater.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful Irish homespun yarn

    By knitter

    from Massachusetts

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    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Combo Slubs Add Alot
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Lovely Colors
    • Nice Texture
    • Tweed Colors Are Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Irish Style Cable Sweater
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

      Using pattern from "Tweeds" book which calls for this yarn. The cables show up very well and the slub color combines well with main color. I used light teal and love it.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Donegal tweed makes great Cat Sweaters (Vogue knitting 1986!

      By Grandma Susan

      from Cupertino, CA

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Great Colors-look Great T
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

        I used this yarn to make 5 adult and 2 children's Cat Sweaters (Vogue Knitting Magazine 1986-reprinted several times). The colors look great together and the yarn is beautiful and easy to work with.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Will buy this product again

        By juju

        from abilene texas

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

          This is the second time I have used this yarn. Both have been for sweaters for my husband. He loves it. He says it keeps him warm. The only thing I didn't like is it is not machine washable. It is heavy when wet and hard to handle. Will this stop me using it again, NO.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An old favorite, still a treasure

          By Marilyn

          from Denver

          About Me Enthusiast, Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful texture
          • Good Weight
          • Lovely Luminous Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

            This yarn is a classic that I have used many times over the years. It is so lovely that it makes me look more accomplished as a knitter than I actually am. Garments made with this yarn become heirlooms.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Donegal Tweet by Tahki

            By Sue

            from Merriam, KS

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

            The yasrn is rather stiff but when you are done with your project, rinse in water with a little hair conditioner and it softens up beautifully/

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            • No

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            5.0

            Men love this

            By Clarinet

            from Arizona

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            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

              I make watch caps for men from this yarn and men seem to love them. The only negative is that I have to wash the caps to make them much softer as this is a rustic yarn. Nut it's worth it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Did not like this yarn, not the yarn's fault

              By lopaloo

              from Winston-Salem, NC

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Coarse

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

                I used this tweed to make a hat. I love the look of the tweed, but the feel was pretty rough. I know some people really like rustic yarns, though, which is why I say it wasn't the yarn's fault. I also don't think the hat was the best project for it. I can see it being more successful for sweaters of scarves. The hat just doesn't seem elastic enough to fit someone's head well.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love This Yarn!

                By North Shore Gail

                from Gloucester, MA

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Sturdy
                • Warm

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed:

                I've loved this yarn for years. Colors are gorgeous. Cables look great in it. I particularly like making Aran style sweaters out of it. Can't think if anything negative to say about it.

                Service and delivery comments:

                As always, Webs delivery is prompt and customer service is excellent.

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                • No

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