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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 5 balls $7.95
  • 23 Midnight Tweed - New! In Stock 35 balls $7.95
  • 24 Dark Mushroom Tweed - New! In Stock 20 balls $7.95
  • 19 Charcoal In Stock 47 balls $7.95
  • 01 Natural In Stock 1 ball $7.95
  • 10 Brown In Stock 47 balls $7.95
  • 14 Olive In Stock 10 balls $7.95
  • 15 Teal In Stock 32 balls $7.95
  • 16 Maroon In Stock 50+ balls $7.95
  • 20 Paprika In Stock 50+ balls $7.95
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Tahki YarnsTara Tweed
 
3.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (7)
  • Dyed evenly (6)
  • Nice texture (6)
  • Soft (6)
  • Hides mistakes (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lovely Hand

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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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    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.

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    • No

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    (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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 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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    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

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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

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      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.

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        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Rough and rustic, not supersoft

          By Susanna

          from Oakland

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Hides Mistakes
          • Perfect for rustic-look

          Cons

          • Coarse
          • Uneven-thick thin
          • Vegetable debris

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Jackets
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

          Used for a pullover sweater. A little rough and scratchy so will need to wear turtleneck underneath.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great yarn but has a tendency to break

          By Pabkins

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Crafter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

          • Breaks
          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • Plush toys

          Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

          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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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          really love this yarn

          By knitapestry

          from Ridgewood

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Tahki Yarns Tara Tweed:

            used this in one of their patterns-love working with it, love how it knits up-great stitch definition and super soft. I paid full price for the yarn and pattern and have yet to have a twinge of regret!

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