Berroco Tuscan Tweed™ was introduced for Fall 2017 as a replacement for Berroco Blackstone Tweed, which has been discontinued. I loved Blackstone Tweed and was sad to see it go, but Tuscan Tweed is such a perfect substitute, similar and yet not the same, that I’m completely converted. Tuscan Tweed is a blend of wool, viscose, and mohair in a worsted weight, timeless tweed yarn. It is light weight, with lots of drape and excellent stitch definition with a subtle mohair halo. You can see what I like to knit with Tuscan Tweed in booklet #380. To see what other knitters have been doing with this fabulous yarn, keep reading!
Red Clover, knit by Myriam. This pattern was from the booklet #367 Berroco Home. Tuscan Tweed is smoother, with more drape and the results are stunning in Myriam’s Tunic length pullover.
MidAutumn Shawl designed by Alicia Plummer, knit by Wendy in Tuscan Tweed “Cornflower.” This shawl shows beautifully the stitch definition and drape that little bit of viscose provides. Check out Wendy’s Featherdown mitts in “Oak”, too—beautiful!!
Garter Earflap Hat by Purl Soho, knit by Julie. This hat only took half a skein so there is enough left over for some sweet baby mittens to match. Julie knit a fabulous Harebell cardigan as well—check it out here.
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Yay! I have a pattern that called for Blackstone so I am thrilled to see this replacement! Can’t wait to see it in person and see the colors.