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4.3

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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4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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.

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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.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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3.0

Great Yarn - wear gloves while knitting!

By Lara

from Wellesley, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Dye Bleeds Incredibly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

      This yarn is wonderful to work with, but it bleeds tremendously. After knitting on an airplane my hands left blue fingerprints all over the seat tray. It's not just hands, but the arm of the couch I usually sit in. I've been knitting with a towel over the arm and my lap. Directions say after completing the excess dye will rinse out. I certainly hope so! If it does, I will be glad I chose this yarn for the sweatshirt sweater I am knitting it for.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Overdye all over hand, counters, and through 8 cold rinses

      By Purlqueen

      from Orlando, florida

      Pros

      • Color Before Washing Love
      • Soft
      • Springy

      Cons

      • Bleeds Like Crazy
      • Color Change After Washin
      • Hands Black While Knittin
      • Table Black From Swifting

      Best Uses

        Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

        Too expensive for what you get. Bought the Mulled Cider color way for a gift sweater. Coat so I spent over $200. Swifting/winding left black dust all over table. My hands were black every time I worked on it. Put it through 8 washes before sewing up, first 4 the water was so black I couldn't see my hands in the sink. The color significantly less deep now. Extremely disappointed.

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        5.0

        Swans Island Worsted

        By Knitwit18

        from Mequon, WI

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

        I love the feel and drape of this yarn. It works up very nicely. The mottled color gives it interest.

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        • No

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        5.0

        beautiful Swans Island

        By Sandy the knitter

        from NH

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Amazing Yardage
        • Not itchy
        • Soft Wool It Does Itch
        • Sweaters

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

            The swans worsted is a sweater. The color is lovely. The yarn is cottony soft.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Beet Color

            By Texas7

            from Austin Texas

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

            I knew when I got this yarn that it was hand dyed and that it needed to be washed before wearing. It washed up beautifully and most of the residual dye was removed. It is such a beautiful color I would buy it again.

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            5.0

            What a pleasure!

            By taichi knitter

            from Exeter, NH

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            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.

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              • 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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                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!!!

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                5.0

                LUSCIOUS!!

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                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

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                  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!

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                  • No

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