My First Foray Into Wool

I have the fastidious skin of a princess, and can’t stand most wool yarn.

That is, until I met City Tweed. The blend of Merino wool and superfine alpaca gives the Donegal tweed a buttery soft texture, while still maintaining its traditional textured appeal.

I’m crocheting a blanket that will be primarily the dark charcoal City Tweed DK Obsidian, with three white stripes of contrast in the center. I can’t help but be transported to misty Scottish Highlands when I think of snuggling beneath this hearty blanket. It makes me hungry for fall: toasty sweaters, crackling fires and steaming hot apple cider!
The best part of starting a new project (in my opinion), is choosing the colors. Here are a few of my favorite combos in City Tweed:
What are you favorite City Tweed color palettes, and what project would you make with it?

P.S. Select colors in City Tweed are on sale. Grab them now while they’re in stock!


  1. Corrina / July 31, 2013

    Thank you! I have allergic reactions to wool yarns, so am always looking for alternative yarns to use in projects. I will add this to my shopping list!

  2. Amy Mason / July 31, 2013

    I would also love to know the pattern for the blanket or the stitch you are using? Looks great!

    • Heidi W / July 31, 2013

      Just the tried & true granny stripe 🙂

  3. Mary M. / July 30, 2013

    Your blanket looks so beautiful and cozy and these color combos are gorgeous. It really makes me want to make something with this yarn! =)

  4. Patty / July 30, 2013

    I have quite sensitive skin also, due to psoriasis. May I ask what stitch that is?

    • Heidi W / July 31, 2013

      Patty, I am sorry to hear about your psoriasis! The stitch is embarrassingly simple … the granny stripe forever and ever 🙂

  5. Pam / July 30, 2013

    City Tweed is one of my favorite knit picks yarns. I have knitted hats, scarves and cowls with both the HW and DK. Right now I am knitting a cowl with DK in brocade. The pattern is called Milanese loop and it looks great in this yarn! Have already done one in Toad and will probably make one in the Lemon Curd next.

  6. charon coonfield / July 30, 2013

    I made my sister-in-law a sweater out of the lemon curd – BEAUTIFUL. I love working with this yarn, and want to make myself a sweater this fall…but which color…..

  7. Vanessa / July 30, 2013

    My two favorite hats were made in City Tweed – one in Brocade and one in Snowshoe, each with a matching cowl. I sent the Snowshoe set home with my MIL last winter when she came to visit and forgot to bring a hat. I definitely need to buy some more City Tweed to make more accessories. Thanks for reminding me about this beautiful line.

  8. Kristy / July 30, 2013

    I just ordered a bunch of the DK last night in Tabby to make myself a sweater. I’m a crocheter and just finished my first sweater over the weekend, and now I’m hooked (pun totally intended and relished). I’m thinking a long sleeved version of Doris Chan’s Runaround? Most of my stuff is really bright and colorful and I have an amazing lack of neutrals in my wardrobe, so I thought a warm, cozy cocoa-colored tweed sweater would be fun. 🙂

  9. Lea / July 30, 2013

    Gorgeous blanket, the stitch has great definition.

  10. Evie G. / July 30, 2013

    I’ve got some Jacquard and Snowshoe that are going to become a Double Twist Cowl from the Knit Picks pattern library

  11. anne mcclain / July 30, 2013

    made my sister a cardigan jacket in obsidian…. really beautiful stuff.