Felted Tweed

By Rowan


A blend of wool, alpaca, and viscose, Felted Tweed is practically perfect in every way. Dip into this extraordinary palette for the exuberant colorwork in Field Guide No. 13: Master Class, and Field Guide No. 16: Painterly with designs by Kaffe Fassett. And explore combining two strands of Felted Tweed for Cecelia Campochiaro’s Color Explosion Throw in Field Guide No. 19: Marls.

SKU: Y19RWFTZ00 Category:

Specs & Details

Yarn Weight
50% Wool 25% Alpaca 25% Viscose
Unit Weight
Yarn Length
191 yds (175 m)
22-24 sts = 4" (10 cm)
US 5-6 (3.75-4 mm)
1 ball

There’s a reason color master Kaffe Fassett has been working with Felted Tweed for decades: it’s a beautifully designed yarn. Lightweight and hard wearing, this blend of wool, alpaca, and viscose is soft enough for garments. It makes a smooth, elegant fabric with subtle texture.

Felted Tweed is such a classic yarn: an extraordinary range of colors, with fascinating tweedy flecks. The palette of subtle, delicious hues—from rich neutrals to painterly brights and pastels—makes Felted Tweed indispensable for colorwork knitting.

Take a look at Felted Tweed in action, in Kaffe Fassett’s designs for Field Guide No 13: Master Class and Field Guide No. 16: Painterly.

From Field Guide No. 13: Master Class:

Garter Stripe Shawl
Striped Scarves 
Stranded Stripe Throw

From Field Guide No. 16: Painterly:

Watercolor Cowl
Village Scarf
Kites Throw

And from Field Guide No. 19: Marls with designs by Cecelia Campochiaro:

Color Explosion Throw

You’ll need 11 colors—3 each of 3 colors, and 2 each of 8 more colors. The palette pictured above is bundled here.