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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
    • 124 Orchid In Stock 15 balls $8.49
    • 125 Raspberry In Stock 40 balls $8.49
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    Queensland CollectionKathmandu Chunky Tweed
     
    4.6

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (27)
    • Knits quickly (26)
    • Good weight (23)
    • Soft (21)
    • Dyed evenly (18)

    Cons

    • Coarse (4)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (27)
    • Hats (12)
    • Scarves (12)
    • Gloves (4)
    • Felting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (27), Artist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31)

    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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    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

    Comment on this review

     
    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

        Verified Buyer

        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

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          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

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              (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

              Verified Buyer

              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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                (3 of 3 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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great color and texture, poor hand

                  By D. Spain

                  from Camas Valley, OR

                  About Me Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Coarse

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed:

                  The yarn is tweedy with pleasing variations in the color. I didn't like the slightly coarse "feel" of the yarn while knitting it.

                  There are nubs in some places which make stitches look uneven. I recommend using the texture to advantage by keeping ornamentation to a minimum and avoiding patterns with fine details.

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