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TWEED, Tweed-Effect, Home-Spun Effect


The term's origin (quoting a fashion dictionary): "tweed is a rough, irregular, soft and flexible, unfinished woolen named for the Tweed river that separates England from Scotland. However, some textile experts believe that tweeds are named after a misspelling of a Scottish word "twill" as "tweel".
Tweeds are made of a two-and-two twill weave, right-hand or left-hand in structure. Outstanding tweeds (fabrics) include Bannockburn, English, Harris, Irish, Linton, Manx, Scotch and Donegal. Tweed roving can be made using a few different fibers (for example: wool, alpaca, and silk) dyed in different colours, which need to be carded together to produce a tweed yarn.

 

Tweed

Mirasol AKAPANA [65% Baby Llama, 25% Merino, 10% Donegal Nep]
  NATURAL
AKAPANA by Mirasol
FIBRE: 65% Baby Llama, 25% Merino, 10% Donegal
YARN WEIGHT: Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 20 sts / 25 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 mm (US No. 7)
LENGTH: approx. 87 m / 95 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 50 g
* hand wash | made in Peru

Lang Cashmere Tweed
  NATURAL
CASHMERE TWEED by Lang
FIBRE: 35% Cashmere, 65% Merino extra fine
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 26 sts/ 25 rows
NEEDLES: 4.25 - 5 mm (US No.7-8)
LENGTH: approx. 78 m / 86 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 25 g
* hand wash | made in Italy


Diamond Luxury Collection LLAMA SILK [40% Wool, 30% Llama, 30% Silk]
  NATURAL
LLAMA SILK by Diamond
FIBRE: 40% Wool, 30% Llama, 30% Silk Bourette
YARN WEIGHT: Light Chunky
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 14 sts / 18 rows
NEEDLES: 5.5 mm (US No. 9)
LENGTH: approx. 123 m / 135 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 100 g
* hand wash | made in Peru


Peace Fleece yarns: Runo Mira, worsted wool, tweed
  NATURAL
RUNÓ MIRA by Peace Fleece
FIBRE: 75% Merino - Rambouillet Wool, 25% Mohair
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 18 sts / 20 rows
NEEDLES: 4.25 - 4.5 mm (US No.7)
LENGTH: approx. 179 m / 198 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 115g (4oz)
* hand wash | made in U.S.A. and Russia


Tweed-Effect

Noro Nadeshiko
  NATURAL
NADESHIKO by Noro
FIBRE: 40% Angora, 39% Wool, 21% Silk
YARN WEIGHT: Chunky
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 12 sts / 15 rows
NEEDLES: 6 - 6.5 mm (US No. 10-10.5)
LENGTH: approx. 130 m / 142 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 100g
* hand wash | made in Japan

 

Summer Tweed

Lang ESTIO
  ESTIO by Lang
FIBRE: 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton
YARN WEIGHT: Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 17 sts / 22 rows
NEEDLES: 5 mm (US No. 8)
LENGTH: 105 m / 112 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 50 g
* machine wash | made in Italy

 

 

 

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