06 April 2009

New Tweed Yarn - - Oh, My!!

For all you tweed yarn lovers out there, guess what? There's a new tweed yarn coming to town! I just got my new Knit Picks April 2009 catalog in the mail and on the inside back cover was a wonderful surprise!

City Tweed is the new yarn that will be available late this month. Here is how it is described: "This yarn begins with alpaca and Merino fibers dyed two different colors and then blended together to make a subtly rich, lustrous heather. We chose neutral colored Donegal tweed nebs to incorporate into the 2-ply yarn. The high ratio of nebs give City Tweed a traditional appeal. The use of Merino and alpaca makes if soft and warm."

It says the DK weight will start at $3.99/50 gram ball and HW weight starting at $7.99/100 gram ball.

From the photo of the inside back cover, I am so excited about this yarn! :) I love tweed yarn but it can be expensive. This yarn reminds me of the look of the Rowan Felted Tweed. I can't wait to order some of this little bit of tweed heaven!


Anonymous said...

I'm psyched too about City Tweed. Just spent the day visiting Rochester NY yarn stores. I love travelling and checking out ALL the yarn stores in each city. I wish LYS or guilds would create simple maps to all the stores in their towns and post them on their websites. It would make life easier, what with LYS shutting down without notice, moving etc.

Nik said...

This will be just perfect for my current tweed obsession.