First, a little back story. Kraemer sent the yarn to me MONTHS ago. I’m usually good about keeping track of stuff but not this time :/ I’m moving in a couple weeks and I mistakenly PACKED IT. I have no idea which box it’s in. I suspect I’ll find out when I unpack it in my new home.
I had no choice but to fess up to Kraemer and guess what? They were totally great about it! They sent me a new ball so this review is truly because of them.
My plan was to just make a Tunisian Crochet swatch since Caitie used Tatamy Tweed in her Tunisian Crochet pillow. But as you’ll see, I did one in both Tunisian Crochet and Knitting.
Tatamy Tweed Specs
180 Yards/164 meters
3.5 ounces/100 grams
The yarn worked up wonderfully for a pillow cover! And the fact that I could wash it made it a great choice because I could freshen it up.
Given its high cotton content, it was more prone to splitting, but I think that the acrylic helped keep that at bay.
I was able to knit with the yarn more quickly than with Tunisian Crochet. My needles didn’t split the yarn at all. I did have to take a bit extra care when knitting that first stitch, but that often happens on the first stitch.
General Yarn Thoughts
The color seems a bit dappled (in a good way). I think both from the tweed flecks and the fiber combo.
And although many cottons can be quite heavy, the large amount of acrylic did a good job at keeping it lighter.
But, having said this, it doesn’t have that tell-tale acrylic crunch (know what I mean?). If you’re in a warm climate, this yarn can be a great way to get the beauty of a tweed without the insulating heat that often comes with it.
So yes, I really like this yarn! And given that I’ll be moving to Florida in a few weeks, I need to be on the lookout for some warm weather yarn options!
About the Reviewer: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.