Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds Yarn Review
Patons Shetland Chunky Yarn is a Bulky weight yarn that comes in solids, tweeds and variegated. It is 75% acrylic and 25% wool, so it is considered easy care and washable.
I grabbed a couple of skeins in color Earthy Brown Tweed to make my father a scarf and wanted to share my impression of this yarn.
Until now, I really haven’t found a nice wool blend that I want to use as a go-to yarn. Lion Brand’s Wool Ease is ok, but I found the scarf I made for my son stretched out after washing. Maybe I could give it a try again, but I just didn’t fall in love with it the first time around.
Out of the Shetland Chunky line, the Tweeds caught my eye because they have bold flecks of color. I have found that sometimes tweed yarn will shed the color flecks easily. I didn’t find this to be the case with this yarn. Shetland Chunky Tweeds also comes in range of colorways that you would want to find for a bulky tweed: Earthy Brown, Sea Ice, Dark Forest, Charcoal, Deep Red, Medium Blue and Pewter.
The yarn does have a slight acrylic sheen to it. I think maybe the only way to avoid this is to go 100% wool. I didn’t find it too overwhelming, though.
I thought it had good or decent stitch definition, especially for a darker yarn. The scarf I made was sc into the back loops, and the rows stuck out well.
Feel and How it Works Up
Shetland Chunky Tweeds feels ok on the hands while working with it. I am really picky here and it didn’t bother me. I wasn’t compelled to stop and caress it periodically either, so it’s good either way. I thought that it was slightly scratchy to wear against the skin – which I figured out 75% of the way done. But dear hubby tried out the scarf and liked it fine, so I guess this comes down to personal preference.
It was easy enough to work with. I did not have any issues with the yarn being splitty and there were no plasticy squeaks. The yarn seems to be spun then twisted, so it is nice and chunky and I think this helps it avoid splits.
Sadly, I wasn’t in the habit of making swatches and washing them yet before I worked on this project, so I can’t tell you how it washes up until dear Dad has something to report.
Overall, I would use Patons Shetland Chunky Yarn again, especially when cost is an issue. Since it can be found at most craft chain stores, it can be picked up on sale or with those famous coupons.