We don’t hide our love for tweedy yarns here at Berroco. There’s just something about those soft little flecks of color in a yarn that delights us. We’ve talked about Berroco Tuscan Tweed® before, and today we’re looking at Berroco Inca Tweed®.
Berroco Inca Tweed is made up of 50% wool, 30% alpaca, 14% acrylic, and 6% rayon. It’s a two-ply yarn with slight areas of thick-and-thin texture—not quite as dramatic as Berroco Gusto®, but noticeable in the hank and in the knitted fabric.
I knit my swatch a little looser than recommended, on a US size 10½ (6.5 mm) needle; our recommended gauge calls for a US size 10 (6 mm). The fabric in my swatch would be perfect for a project that requires a lot of drape, such as an open-front cardigan or a shawl. For a sweater, however, I’d probably want to use slightly smaller needles.
One of the things I love about this swatch is the colors of the tweed flecks. Those little bits of gold and white interspersed in the different shades of blue really delight me. Really, you can’t go wrong with any of the thirteen shades of Berroco Inca Tweed.
Because it’s knit on large needles or crocheted with large hooks, making an entire project out of Inca Tweed would be very speedy. We’ve got 21 patterns that call for Berroco Inca Tweed, including Alwen and Glynis from Booklet 382 Countryside.
We also have some stunning patterns from Norah Gaughan Volume 15 in Berroco Inca Tweed, including Standing and Tipperary.
Have you knit or crocheted anything in Berroco Inca Tweed? I’d love to hear your experiences—leave a comment below!