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keelan
12-30-2007, 05:41 PM
So, ladies, what in your opinion is the best tweed yarn out there? Okay, that's vague. Lemme qualify: by 'best', I'm talking bang for your buck money to yardage-wise, natural fiber (preferably 50%+ wool) and variety of colors (although all I really want is something grey-ish). I've looked at Debbie Bliss and Plymouth and Knitpicks and those all look worthy but I thought to shoot this question out to you for other suggestions? Any takers?

ironmaiden
12-30-2007, 06:08 PM
So, ladies, what in your opinion is the best tweed yarn out there? Okay, that's vague. Lemme qualify: by 'best', I'm talking bang for your buck money to yardage-wise, natural fiber (preferably 50%+ wool) and variety of colors (although all I really want is something grey-ish). I've looked at Debbie Bliss and Plymouth and Knitpicks and those all look worthy but I thought to shoot this question out to you for other suggestions? Any takers?


I picked this up at my LYS the other day: http://letsknit.com/detail.cfm?dept=3&item=2213&srow=1&ssel=0&stext=&cfm=dept

It's incredibly soft (I got the natural/white) and $29 for 600 yards is pretty good in my book. A few websites seem to have slightly lower prices.

Don't know if you care for alpaca though.

Cristy
12-30-2007, 11:10 PM
I'm a big fan of Rowan's summer tweed (http://www.shopknitch.com/yarn3.php?p=1178&m=59&osCsid=804513ee22fbdd96851712648a85c7b2) but it's not the right content...:( I have it in "hurricaine" (color 520) and it's a very dark gray--almost black. It also comes in a lighter gray....but like I said...wrong content. Summer Tweed is silk/cotton.