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    Rowan Summer Tweed

    Summer Tweed is a nubby, textured yarn accented by colorful flecks, in a wide-ranging color scheme from pastel to dark. You'll make beautiful garments year-round in this versatile yarn, from summer sweaters to winter scarves and shrugs.  Note: Older dyelots came in hanks rather than skeins.

    Note: Rowan has changed the put-up of this yarn from 118yds to 131yds. 

    Content:
    70% Silk/30% Cotton
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/131yds
    Gauge:
    4 sts = 1" on US 8
    Knitting Weight:
    Worsted
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    RowanSummer Tweed
     
    4.0

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (20)
    • Good weight (19)
    • Knits quickly (18)
    • Dyed evenly (10)
    • Hides mistakes (9)

    Cons

    • Coarse (4)
    • Stretches (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (16)
    • Hats (5)
    • Scarves (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love this yarn!

    I have a daughter that cannot wear wool of any kind, so I am always on the lookout for a good substitute. Summer Tweed has the perfect country tweed look to give the knitted...Read complete review

    I have a daughter that cannot wear wool of any kind, so I am always on the lookout for a good substitute. Summer Tweed has the perfect country tweed look to give the knitted items the personality I was looking for. This is my second time to use Summer Tweed and I have loved both.

    My first experience was when Summer Tweed was in hanks and I was anxious to see if it had changed. It still does have the debris some complain about, but I don't mind removing bits here and there. It seems worth it to get the beautiful tweed I love so much. The yarn still seems pretty much the same. I am using the Russian join someone mentioned and it is working perfectly! Love that I won't have all those ends to try to blend in later.

    Another thing I wanted to mention was that the yarn wears very well. My first experience with Summer Tweed was probably in 2009, and I ended up frogging a finished sweater because I did not like how it looked on me. I made a start on something else I soon frogged, but the third time was the charm. The yarn had started out very stiff but by the third time it was wonderfully soft, but still looked great. I was so happy to have it hold up so well after so much work and rework. The yarn I purchased in 2012 in a skein is softer to begin with, more like what the 2009 yarn became after use. But I believe it will hold up as well.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NEVER AGAIN!

    I bought this yarn for a sweater that called for Summer Tweed. I ordered it sight unseen depending on the Rowan name for quality. I spent more time removing trash woven in than I...Read complete review

    I bought this yarn for a sweater that called for Summer Tweed. I ordered it sight unseen depending on the Rowan name for quality. I spent more time removing trash woven in than I did knitting the sweater. At times the debris was so woven in I couldn't remove it without breaking the yarn. The trash is so sharp I don't know if I will be able to wear it next to my skin. That is why I made this sweater out of cotton. I will never use it again and plan on telling my friends about the poor quality.

    Reviewed by 30 customers

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    5.0

    Love this yarn!

    By emichelle

    from Arizona

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

      I made a lacy tank top for my daughter. I was pleasantly surprised by the softness and light weight. I received so many likes, I started another one. I recommend this yarn to friends and family! We live in Arizona and this is perfect for our high temps!

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      I really like this yarn

      By Dixie

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful colors
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Interesting Texture
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

        I loved the color, the weight and the texture. I made a summer scarf with it. I plan to buy more of this yarn.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice summer weight

        By mgrt

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

            I made a lace cowl with this using US 10 needles. Knitted up very quickly and feels much softer than it's rustic looks would suggest. Rich color. I would use this again.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Love the summer tweed

            By Cc

            from Macon, ga

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

            I have made a summer shawl and currently making a pillow top. I plan to make several pillows out of the summer tweed.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love this yarn

            By joanejeep

            from Benton Harbor MI.

            About Me Collector

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

              I am using this yarn to knit a vest, and a throw.
              This yarn is so nice to work with, it feels so nice I love this yarn.
              Things that are great about this yarn every thing!!! I can't say enough about this yarn. I really like working with it.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Love this yarn

              By joanejeep

              from Benton Harbor MI.

              About Me Collector, Knitter

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blanket
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Summer Throws
              • Sweater Coat

              Cons

              • THERE ARE NONE

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Summer Throws
              • Summer Vest
              • Sweater Coats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

              I use it in knitting
              The yarn is GREAT it knits up so nice feels good in the fingers, I love this yarn.
              There is O wrong with this yarn, I LOVE IT!!!!!!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great product!

              By FL knitter

              from Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Handbags
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

                I chose this yarn to knit a lightweight summer handbag. It's nubby texture and the straw color give the bag the exact look I was going for! I over-ordered and have enough to make a sleeveless pullover. I love the feel and look of my "vest". I would definitely buy this yarn again.

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                • No

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                4.0

                great light weight yarn

                By deehann

                from evanston IL

                About Me Enthusiast, Love The Process, Obsessive knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Tweedy Look
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Light Enough For Spring A
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Little Give

                Best Uses

                • I've Only Tried A Sweater
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

                love the tweedy, light look
                great colors

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice Yarn

                By Roxy

                from Finger Lakes Region in Upstate NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

                  I used this yarn to make a vest for my adult son. It took a bit to get used to...a lot of texture...but by the time I had the first row knitted I was all set. I will definitely use this yarn again.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  love this yarn

                  By knittingqueen

                  from boston

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

                    i love this yarn against my skin since i cannot wear anything wooly - this knits up very nicely and looks beautiful and is great for me

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                    • No

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