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Owl Tweet–latest bird

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Love this new yarn. Yes–she/he/it is a close relation to Owl. And that’s good. Tweet has all the light loftiness of Owl because, like Owl, it’s woolen spun, insuring lots of air between the fibers. So what’s the difference? All those tweedy nubs you see above (and, for contrast with Owl, below). How did we manage the nubby bits, you ask? By changing out the wool we normally use in Owl. This time we sourced specifically from Texas a soft wool with a shorter staple length than we use for our more refined Owl. (Did you know that Texas is home to very soft merino sheep and to many a mohair goat? More on that soon.)

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If you want to dial up the rustic texture of your knitted fabric, without adding the scratchy factor, you can substitute Tweet in any project that calls for Owl because it knits up to the same gauge–and, importantly, the same kind of fabric.  It comes in a small palette of jewel-like colors: Jay, Nuuk, Russet, Boysenberry, and my fave, Sooty.

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One last comment. I’m mostly knitting with Owl these days, and I’ve been finding that it works up beautifully on several sizes of needle. I like size 9 for sweaters that are airy but not open. And size 6 and 7 for mitts or other pieces that benefit from being more compact.

 

 

 

 

13 Responses to “Owl Tweet–latest bird”

  1. petitboutdemoi says:

    Wonderful color,i love et :-)

  2. ang says:

    Love! I too want to knit with owl … but it is out of stock. Is it being discontinued?

  3. Christine says:

    What a beautiful yarn. I love the nubby texture. Any suggestions on patterns? Thanks.

  4. mandi says:

    Love, love, love.:-)

  5. julie says:

    LOVE THIS NEW YARN! Will we be seeing any new patterns using this yarn?

  6. keri says:

    This looks YUMMY! And when will you have more colors? Maybe a warm neutral…?

  7. Catherine says:

    Patterns ?

  8. Eileen Fry says:

    I’m very interested in Tweet, is there a sample of it that I could knit up?
    Thanks

  9. Sandy W says:

    Thanks for another beautiful yarn.

  10. Linda says:

    Any patterns to come using Tweet? It’s just lovely!

  11. Lizy Tish says:

    What pretty colors! And the tweedy bits add nice texture. Owl or Owl Tweet are on my soon-to-purchase list. I have heard so many good things about your yarn.

  12. Susan says:

    What is that thing in the top picture to the right of the yarn? Is that a bone of some kind?

  13. Gail says:

    do you think this would work well for this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harvest-moon-2?

    i’ve been looking for a tweedy yarn and have yet to try your yarn (been wanting to!!)

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