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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
 
4.0

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (20)
  • Soft (20)
  • Nice texture (19)
  • Knits quickly (15)
  • Dyed evenly (12)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (18)
  • Hats (17)
  • Scarves (14)
  • Gloves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15), Artist (6), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

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

Soft and tweedy !

By Palmira

from Boston MA

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Blackstone Tweed is a delight

            By countrygirl

            from MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                Am using the Blackstone Tweed to make a sweater (free Berroco pattern). It is working up well. Feels good in the hands, and expect it to give a comfortable sweater. Pattern has cable and also open work which all seems to be looking good so far. The angora does not leave your clothes looking like a mess. The tweed is pleasing to look at as the sweater progresses.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was prompt and all was in good condition upon arrival. Did not need customer service. Thus far all purchases have arrived in a timely manner. Am pleased with Webs yarn offerings and their service.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Lovely yarn

                By PinotNoir

                from Sacramento, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Can Break If Pulled

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                Great hand with lovely heathered colors. Knits up beautifully for sweaters.

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                4.0

                simply beautiful

                By momdukes

                from jersey

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                    just by the feel alone I'm already in love. The plan is a pullover, and I have no doubt that it will be beautiful

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Rich color and knits up beautifully.

                    By Ledell

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Not As Soft As I Thought

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Berroco Blackstone Tweed:

                    I'm making a sweater with the yarn and it's turning out beautifully!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Prompt delivery, great condition!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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