DK Tweed | Irish Artisan Yarn

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With colours influenced by the Irish landscape where owner Tara grew up and wonderful texture provided by the Donegal Nep this hand-painted DK weight yarn is a real treat.

The semi-solid shades are ideal for sweaters and cardigans and the multi-coloured skeins would work beautifully mixed in to a colourwork yoke. The tweed nep brings an extra dimension to your fabric, adding interest and texture to any shawl, wrap or scarf.

Knitting for a baby? We love the Norwegian Fir Cardigan for this extra special baby yarn.

Planning something for yourself? The Gambit Cardi is our team's top pick.

Tweed DK is exclusive to This is Knit. You won't find this IAY base anywhere else!

As this is a hand-dyed yarn please note that each batch will be unique and so please ensure you order enough to complete your project.

Needle Size
4mm, US6
Fibre Content: 85% Superwash Merino 15% Donegal Nep
Weight: 100 grams
Length: 212 metres
Tension: Your tension may vary.
Care Instructions: Machine Wash

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Shipping Carrier

Packages can be shipped via An Post (the Irish National Postal Service) or DPD Courier.

We ship Tuesday - Friday each week.


Rates within Ireland 

Standard Post: €4.95

Express (Tracked) Post: €5.95

DPD Courier: €8.50


Rates to Northern Ireland 

Tracked Post: €7.00


England, Scotland and Wales

DPD Courier: €14.50

(Unfortunately we cannot ship to the Channel Islands at the moment.)

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On orders over £135 VAT is collected by the shipping courier, but your cost at checkout will reflect ex-tax pricing.


To Europe

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All international packages are sent via a Tracked Express Service.


To the USA and Canada

Up to 2kg: €12.00

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To New Zealand and Australia

Up to 2kg: €14.00

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Zoe Lennon
Super squishy

This is gorgeous to knit with its soft and squishy and the colours are stunning. I bought it for a contrast colour and then decided to do a ranunculus. I hadn't ordered enough so the third one is quite different but I will rip back to blend it. The first two were quite different so it may be a fade. Either way with this beautiful yarn you can't go wrong😀

Marci Buffington
Great Yarn

Love this yarn! The colors are gorgeous and it feels so soft. So far I’ve only knit a gauge watch but it’s so easy to knit with. Looking forward to making the Gambit sweater with it.

Will definitely buy more for another project since I wa a torn between several colors!


Perfect. Fast delivery. Thank you

Kirsten Barranti

It is just yummy swishy beautiful yarm. The colorways are so vibrant

Aleksandra K.
Knits like a dream

This yarn first caught my eye because of the wonderful colourway (Orlock). I really enjoy yarns where the colours variegate a lot without pooling, and this one delivers. It feels super soft during knitting and creates a really lovely fabric. I'm already considering my next purchase for a proper garment this time.