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Swans Island Worsted

Swans Island Worsted is a 100% organic merino that is hand dyed with all natural dyes. The minimal processing and low micron count give this yarn an incredibly soft feel. Create cozy garments, soft accessories, and more with this beautiful yarn that has 250 yards per skein. Made in Northport, Maine.

Content:
100% Organic Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/250yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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Swans IslandWorsted
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Best of the Worsteds

      I bought this to knit an Aran style sweater for my son. I knitted an Alice Starmore pattern, and I absolutely loved the way that this yarn held the cables. Given that this...Read complete review

      I bought this to knit an Aran style sweater for my son. I knitted an Alice Starmore pattern, and I absolutely loved the way that this yarn held the cables. Given that this was the first project of this scope that I have done, there was, needless to say, some frogging that occurred. This disturbed the yarn not at all. The finished product has a nice snugly weight, and is soft enough to be worn against bare skin. I am in love. It will knit into an heirloom item, and it will make almost any knitted item a work of art. When knitted, it is almost as soft as cashmere.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Beautiful Yarn - Indigo Dye bleeds

      I just finished a cardigan with this yarn. I love the yarn and color and I am sad that the dye bleeds so much. My project used the marine color and charcoal color and...Read complete review

      I just finished a cardigan with this yarn. I love the yarn and color and I am sad that the dye bleeds so much. My project used the marine color and charcoal color and both contain indigo in their dye formulas. My hands turned VERY blue. There is a disclaimer on the label saying that everything was done to minimize the bleeding indigo issue and that you can just wash your hands in soap and water... This should not happen in such an extreme way with a high quality yarn like this. I am afraid that it will rub off on my clothes or the back of my neck might turn blue when I wear my beautiful new sweater. My hands had turned blue from just knitting the gauge swatch so I soaked all of my skeins in a vinegar and cold water bath before knitting, but I still had a lot of color bleeding while knitting.

      I love the yarn and color so much that I finished my sweater anyway and I will see what happens when I wear it. I imagine that colors that do not contain indigo dye will not have this problem.

      I really hope that Swan Island will figure out what they need to do to eliminate or at least greatly reduce this bleeding issue on the beautiful blue colors. I would use this yarn again and again if it didn't bleed.

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      5.0

      What a pleasure!

      By taichi knitter

      from Exeter, NH

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful colors
      • Lovely To Work With
      • Soft
      • Very light

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

        Once completed, I can't believe how light the sweater is. This yarn was a joy to knit with. Made Charlotte Cardigan pattern also from Swan's Island. Made blue in XL and now garnet in XS. Garnet color is luscious. Yarn requirements for XL long-sleeve VERY over-generous. Could have bought one and perhsps two fewer skeins.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        SOFT

        By Minicia

        from Boston, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Soft

        Cons

        • Indigo Bleeds

        Best Uses

          Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

          Beautiful soft merino yarn. The only caveat is that the blue is dyed with real indigo and stains fingers and will likely bleed--I didn't realize this when I bought the yarn.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Disappointed

          By JMB1

          from Leominster, MA

          Pros

          • Lovely colors
          • Nice Stitch definition
          • Nice Yarn To Work With
          • Perfect Stitch Definition
          • terrible pilling

          Cons

          • terrible pilling

          Best Uses

          • Scarf
          • Sweater

          Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

          I made my son a gorgeous scarf with this yarn. Nice yarn to work with and the finished product looked great. However, after TWO wearings, the scarf has pilled beyond belief. I guess considering the price of this particular yarn, I expected more. I will not purchase it again.

          P.S. I wish I really could edit my "pros" .. the edit feature does not seem to work!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          LUSCIOUS!!

          By Gailie

          from Newtown, CT

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dreamy To Work With
          • Exceptional quality
          • Natural Dye Colors Gorgeo
          • Soft Luscious

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

            I'm making the Sullivan St Cardigan and ordered the yarn on line in the Natural Colors. I'm using Lupine which is a warm muted blue/deep purple- gorgeous! It's a dream to work with- soft & glides off the needles- plies don't separate. I can't think of anything negative to say- an exception find- will definitely use again & again

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Very soft yarn...perfect for baby!

            By Vonnie

            from Rock Tavern, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soft warm

            Cons

            • Small Bumps
            • Where Yarn Joined

            Best Uses

            • Baby Blanket

            Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

            Love this yarn!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            The Best of the Worsteds

            By Mammolina3

            from Philadelphia, PA

            Pros

            • Easy to knit with
            • Good value for the money
            • Holds Cables Beautifully
            • Made in america
            • Organic Dyes
            • Soft Soft Soft
            • Wonderful hand

            Cons

            • None I can think of

            Best Uses

            • Aran Sweaters
            • Hats
            • Mittens
            • Scarves
            • Shawls

            Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

            I bought this to knit an Aran style sweater for my son. I knitted an Alice Starmore pattern, and I absolutely loved the way that this yarn held the cables. Given that this was the first project of this scope that I have done, there was, needless to say, some frogging that occurred. This disturbed the yarn not at all. The finished product has a nice snugly weight, and is soft enough to be worn against bare skin. I am in love. It will knit into an heirloom item, and it will make almost any knitted item a work of art. When knitted, it is almost as soft as cashmere.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Love Beetroot Swans Island Yarn

            By HeidiBrenda

            from Greensboro, NC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful Color

            Cons

            • Color bleeds

            Best Uses

            • Sweater

            Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

            I love the deep purples, blues and reds of this yarn! My hands get stained blue after a few a few minutes of knitting but comes off quickly when I was my hands. Knits up nicely, I'm working on the Katherine Pullover and the lace pattern is easy to see with the dark color.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Beautiful Yarn - Indigo Dye bleeds

            By Nancy in PA

            from Philadelphia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautlful Colors
            • Nice Yarn Quality
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Dye Bleeds Onto Hands

            Best Uses

              Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

              I just finished a cardigan with this yarn. I love the yarn and color and I am sad that the dye bleeds so much. My project used the marine color and charcoal color and both contain indigo in their dye formulas. My hands turned VERY blue. There is a disclaimer on the label saying that everything was done to minimize the bleeding indigo issue and that you can just wash your hands in soap and water... This should not happen in such an extreme way with a high quality yarn like this. I am afraid that it will rub off on my clothes or the back of my neck might turn blue when I wear my beautiful new sweater. My hands had turned blue from just knitting the gauge swatch so I soaked all of my skeins in a vinegar and cold water bath before knitting, but I still had a lot of color bleeding while knitting.

              I love the yarn and color so much that I finished my sweater anyway and I will see what happens when I wear it. I imagine that colors that do not contain indigo dye will not have this problem.

              I really hope that Swan Island will figure out what they need to do to eliminate or at least greatly reduce this bleeding issue on the beautiful blue colors. I would use this yarn again and again if it didn't bleed.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Wonderful!

              By Tay Tay

              from Seattle

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Great Color
              • Very soft

              Cons

              • A Few Knobby Sections

              Best Uses

              • Hat

              Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

              I used this to make one of The Purl Bee's Thank You Hats and it was absolutely wonderful. The green Tarragon color was beautiful. Will definitely be purchasing again.

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              5.0

              Buttery soft & a joy to knit

              By katesmudges

              from regina, canada

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

              Generous yardage, lovely hand. My Parallelogram shawl by Cookie A turned out beautifully. It

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