Yarn Review: Hobbii Tweed Delight
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Today I’ll be reviewing Hobbii Tweed Delight – a speckled yarn that I only recently picked up and began to knit with. At first I was very skeptical of Tweed Delight because I was afraid that the bits and bobbles of multicolored tweed in the yarn might make the resulting garment look a bit “gimmicky”. But when it went on sale for 60% off, I felt like I had to try it.
Tweed Delight is designed for use on 4 – 5.5 mm needles and is composed of 85% wool, 10% acrylic, and 5% viscose. It’s a relatively dense yarn that creates warm, stretchy garments.
Good for:- Really, really soft garments and accessories. Tweed Delight is much softer than I imagined it would be, and it’s certainly the softest tweed yarn I’ve worked with. The resulting fabric is almost entirely itch-free (disclaimer: I have no wool sensitivity) so it would be a good choice for children’s sweaters as well.
- Great stitch definition. You can see how I used it to create the defining lattice pattern on my Adams Morgan Sweater here. I also love the pops of color that show up in your work as you knit.
- Statement pieces. This is a Tweed yarn that stands out. It’s definitely something you should use to spice up a pattern with relatively simple construction such as PetiteKnit’s Terrazzo sweater.
Not great for:- Intricate cables. This yarn pops very well with simple cables. But the colorful effect would clash with intricate cable patterns like the Soldag Sweater
- Lace knitting. This is both due to the uneven thickness of the yarn and the fluff that sticks out. Lace knitting would emphasize both of these qualities.
- Anything you wouldn’t block. Blocking 100% changes the nature of this yarn – and the tweed bits that I had a love/hate relationship with while knitting the sweater. While I was knitting, they felt like they were “fluffing up” and falling out of the work and it looked messy, but blocking flattened them out and somehow helped incorporate them with the fabric better.
Recommended patterns in Tweed Delight:- The Adams Morgan sweater
- Terrazzo sweater by Petite Knit
- Sweater number 18 by My Favourite Things Knitwear
- The Terni Slipover by The Knit Purl Girl