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Fonty – Super Tweed
If you are looking for an entirely natural tweed yarn, with a rustic look but a soft feel, Fonty’s Super Tweed is made for you!
This staple of the brand, which has been spun for many years now, is actually composed of 95% wool and 5% mohair, that brings a bit of lightness and a soft sheen to the blend. But its carded structure also gives it a rustic appeal, with a beautiful stitch definition. Perfect to knit a textured stitch or cables… Just imagine an Aran sweater, either in a traditional natural colour or, more modern, in a trendy one!
And speaking of colour, the dyeing process used by the brand for this specific yarn is what allows them to offer such a large palette. And above all to create perfectly coordinated colours. Plus, this specific process is the reason why they can incorporate wool neps, unlike most of the tweed yarn you can find that features neps made of rayon or synthetic fiber. And, cherry on the ball of yarn: it also has a positive impact on the environment by cutting down the number of operations needed to dye the wool!
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: Aran
- Composition: 95% fine wool, 5% mohair
- 105 meters / 50 grams per ball
- Available in 12 shades
- Needles: 5 mm
- Gauge: 17 stitches x 25 rows = 10 cm
- Machine wash up to 30° maxi without spinning, dry flat
Fonty’s Super Tweed is thus one of those timeless basics that anyone must have in their stash! If its tweedy aspect naturally lends itself to the knitting of beautiful Aran sweaters, it will also show off a simple garter stitch or a beautiful textured stitch. Here, we can imagine a hat and cowl set, with our Back to Scowl and Back to Scholar patterns. But if you are looking for something else, you can find a lot of inspiration on the yarn’s Ravelry page!