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Tweedy yarns

Tweed is back in the shops as a staple fabric for autumn and winter, and knitters can get in on the act with tweedy yarns available in a wide variety of thicknesses.

Tweed yarns have flecks of a one or more contrast colour yarn spun into it, creating a slightly uneven texture reminiscent of traditional woven tweeds. The result is a selection of interesting yarns that are great for adding a subtle extra touch to plain and textured knits. Tweed yarns are available in traditional natural colours and fibres, as well as more colourful option and ones using silk or alpaca.

Here are a few examples:

Clockwise from top left:  Stylecraft alpaca tweed; James C Brett Rustic with AranKing Cole Chunky tweed; Debbie Bliss Fine DonegalSirdar Harap Tweed: Wendy Harris DK

What would you knit in a tweed yarn. We’d love your pattern suggestions.


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