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Rowan Fine Tweed

Rowan Fine Tweed is a finer version of Rowan Tweed. Perfect for fairisle and colour work, this is a lovely Yorkshire made 4 ply yarn. Made in UK.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
25g/98yds
Gauge:
6.5 sts = 1" on US 3
Knitting Weight:
Sport
$7.50 ball $5.25 ball
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RowanFine Tweed
 
4.1

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful color (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

rustic looking

I used this yarn for a stranded hat with a pom-pom. It turned out beautifully. The thick thin nature of the yarn makes the stitches rustic looking (good in this case, my son...Read complete review

I used this yarn for a stranded hat with a pom-pom. It turned out beautifully. The thick thin nature of the yarn makes the stitches rustic looking (good in this case, my son likes it). The thick thin nature of the one-ply yarn also made it weak in spots. I think it will be okay as a garment, but when I was knitting it did break a couple of times. I would be concerned using it for a sweater (elbow wear) and would never use it for socks or something that needed more oomph. I would choose a yarn that had more plies. The tweed look is beautiful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would Not Buy Again

I'm three iterations into a repeating Fair Isle pattern and really wish I hadn't been lured by the siren song of cheap yarn. The variations in thickness of this yarn are simply too much...Read complete review

I'm three iterations into a repeating Fair Isle pattern and really wish I hadn't been lured by the siren song of cheap yarn. The variations in thickness of this yarn are simply too much - terrible quality control. I haven't yet had it break during knitting as some others have but the thickness variation is so great that some stitches "disappear" into the piece as the yarn is so thin. The variations are also causing unseemly puckering of the piece in places. Argh! Life is too short for bad yarn but I'm already into the piece so will finish. I should have listened to reviews! (color IS beautiful though)

Reviewed by 21 customers

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4.0

Very NIce

By Kesa

from Detroit, Mi.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • The Colors Are Beautiful
  • Very Soft For A Tweed

Cons

  • Too Bad It's Discontinued

Best Uses

    Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

    I haven't used the yarn yet, I have only made a swatch.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Fantastic for Fair Isle!

    By judiburt

    from Spring, Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • "grabby" Steeking Yarn
    • Beautiful Tweed Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Colorwork Stranding

      Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

      Making a Fair Isle cardigan with many beautiful tweed colors.

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      5.0

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      By Yorkielover 6

      from Fort Dodge IA

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      Pros

      • Color Shown On Web Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

          Seems to be a firm twisted yarn should hold up for any use from gloves to scarves, everything. Am knitting a shawl with it. The colors shown on the web site are very accurate to match the color of the actual yarn.

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          5.0

          Simply Stunning

          By Strauth

          from Miami, fl

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • This Yarn Is Visually Bea

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

              Beautiful hand

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect

              By Ctexas

              from Dallas texas

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • easy to use
              • Love All Th Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Elfe
                • Elfs

                Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                Love the small quanites

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Yarn

                By cpredmor

                from New York

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Just what I wanted

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                    The yarn is being used to knit a Fair Isle sweater

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not that happy

                    By Julie flying fingers

                    from Westport, CT

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great color selection
                    • Smaller Quantity

                    Cons

                    • The Thin Part Is Too Thin
                    • Thick And Thin

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Color Work Projects

                    Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                    I was really looking forward to using this product for a pair of fair isle mittens I was designing. I love the color selection which is very heathery. I really like the other weights (Rowan Fine Tweed DK and Aran) but when I received this I was surprised to see how thick and thin the yarn was. And when I say thin it was like lace weight or even sewing thread. I don't think it made for very even fair isle and I really didn't enjoy knitting with it that much.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not so nice tweed

                    By knitsditz

                    from Alabama

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lovely color

                    Cons

                    • Rough
                    • Thick Thin Texture

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                      I bought this to make fingerless mitts, and it works perfectly for that purpose. It is my first time using a tweed, and it is a little rough, but that's possibly all wool tweeds. The major issue I have with it is the alternating thickness and thinness of the yarn. Some place it is so thin the stitch practically disappears, and while it hasn't broken yet in extremely thin places, I'm expecting it to.

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                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Would Not Buy Again

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                      By JP

                      from Kennebunk, Maine

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful Color

                      Cons

                      • Brittleness
                      • Variations In Thickness

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                        I'm three iterations into a repeating Fair Isle pattern and really wish I hadn't been lured by the siren song of cheap yarn. The variations in thickness of this yarn are simply too much - terrible quality control. I haven't yet had it break during knitting as some others have but the thickness variation is so great that some stitches "disappear" into the piece as the yarn is so thin. The variations are also causing unseemly puckering of the piece in places. Argh! Life is too short for bad yarn but I'm already into the piece so will finish. I should have listened to reviews! (color IS beautiful though)

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        This is Lovely Stuff

                        By Dianne

                        from Oakland, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Rowan Fine Tweed:

                        The colors are simply great. Lots of texture with the tiny colored bits throughout. Looks like it will bloom a bit after a good soak, too.

                        My reservations are these: the thick and thin nature of a fingering weight makes it a little scary when you encounter an extra thin place. I worried that a stitch like that might fail. So far, no disasters.

                        The yarn is fairly scratchy, unlike the DK weight of this yearn, but I hope it will soften with its final soak and blocking

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