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4.6

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
$32.00 hank Discountable
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Swans IslandWorsted
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      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.

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Beet Color

          By Texas7

          from Austin Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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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.

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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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                    • 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!!!

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                    • 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

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                      • No

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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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                      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.

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