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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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4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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 22 customers

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3.0

kove its softness

By dogs are good

from TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gorgeous Color

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not As Color Saturated As I Wou

Best Uses

    Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

    fast delivery

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    • No

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    5.0

    My Favourite Yarn Ever!

    By dmkyle17

    from Saskatoon Canads

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blankets Feels Amazing

        Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

        I have used this yarn to knit 3 blankets as wedding and baby gifts and I love not only the end project, but also how wonderful the yarn feels as I knit with it! First class!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great for people with allergies

        By Ginny

        from Dearborn, mi

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Natural Dyes

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Swans Island Worsted:

        I like Swans Island yarns because I have allergies and their yarn is made here in USA. Some other yarns especially imported yarn; have caused the skin on my fingers to crack and bleed which I finally realized was due to the chemical dyes in manufactured yarns. When I use Swans Island yarns the skin on my hands never gets red or crack or bleed like they do with yarn from foreign countries. I believe we should support USA yarn mfr to support our economy. Plus you get a good natural product which helps our environment by not using any chemicals.

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        • No

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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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  What a pleasure!

                  By taichi knitter

                  from Exeter, NH

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                  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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