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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 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (16)
    • Nice texture (16)
    • Knits quickly (14)
    • Dyed evenly (8)
    • Soft (8)

    Cons

    • Coarse (3)
    • Stretches (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (13)
    • Hats (4)
    • Scarves (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    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 26 customers

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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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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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          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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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            okay

            By anne

            from san antonio, tx

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color
            • Good For Open Work

            Cons

            • Coarse
            • Difficult Hand
            • Gauge Not Easy
            • Stretches

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

            Service return was prompt and quite helpful over the phone. Delivery is always prompt and well wrapped\taped

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            • No

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            5.0

            Beautiful fibre!

            By PMJ

            from Ottawa, ON

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

              Easy to work with, beautiful color and texture.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Extremely fast shipping to Canada!

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              • No

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              1.0

              Yarn broke while casting on!

              By 1stewardess

              from Chicago

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • Coarse
                • Sheds
                • Snags
                • Stretches
                • Twists Up
                • Unravels

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

                  This yarn is rather ugly, scratchy, and it broke apart while casting on..
                  First Rowan purchase unfortunately.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great light weight knits for summer

                  By spinsterk

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Color fanatic, Experienced Knitted

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Limited Elasticity

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Makes Interesting Lace
                  • Sweaters
                  • Vests

                  Comments about Rowan Summer Tweed:

                  I used this as thes body for projects, in textured stiches or lace, and use other silky handdyes for trimming. It makes a stable fabric, but not so elastic. Very nice for summer weight items. Also makes a nice bag. Not great for socks.

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