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Brooklyn Tweed

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  1. Brooklyn Tweed Arbor

    Brooklyn Tweed Arbor

    Arbor represents an exciting expansion for Brooklyn Tweed: working with new American partners, they've developed a DK-weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch definition and dyed in a nuanced palette of solid colors.

    Purebred Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota lend their distinctive fleece, a fine wool with the softness of merino enhanced by longwool genetics for added durability. Jagger Brothers, an historic mill in southern Maine, spins the fiber into a round and springy 3-ply that loves to cable and shows textural stitchwork to maximum advantage. Saco River Dyehouse, an organically certified dye works operating nearby, provides our custom skein-dyed palette with minimal impact on the planet.

    Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor produces a denser, sturdier fabric than woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air. Garments knit from Arbor will weigh more and drape more heavily than those knit from Loft or Shelter.

    Fiber Content: 100% Montana & South Dakota-grown Targhee wool
    Gauge: 5.25-6 sts = 4" in Stockinette St.
    Needles: US 6-7 (3.75-4.5mm)
    Yardage: 145 yds/132m
    Put Up: 50 gram hank
    Care: Hand wash, dry flat
    Made In: United States

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    $14.50
  2. Brooklyn Tweed Loft

    Brooklyn Tweed Loft

    Fingering-weight Loft channels Targhee-Columbia wool’s airy bounce into feather-light lace, accessories, and garments. Like Shelter, Loft is a woolen-spun 2-ply yarn with delicate twist, specially designed for unique lightness of hand. It’s not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it’s on the winder and the needles. Once your garment is blocked, the stitches will cohere in a beautifully even and sturdy fabric. Lace garments should open up to reveal stitch motifs with relatively mild blocking. Loft has great flexibility of gauge; it can be knit on US 0 (2.0mm) needles for a dense and durable fabric or on US 6 (4mm) needles for ethereal open work. Two strands of Loft held together can substitute for Shelter in patterns where you’d like greater stitch definition or a marled fabric of two colors.

    Fiber Content: 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool; dyed in Pennsylvania; spun in New Hampshire
    Gauge: 24-32 sts = 4" in Stockinette st.
    Needles: US 0 - 4 (2.0mm - 3.5mm)
    Yardage: 275 yard
    Put Up: 50 gr skein
    Care: Hand wash gentle, dry flat
    Made In: United States

    Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed and © Colorful Stitches

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    $16.95
  3. Brooklyn Tweed Quarry

    Brooklyn Tweed Quarry

    Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. We begin with three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies we nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn. Quarry has a soft and rustic hand; since we never subject our wool to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland.

    The yarn’s one-directional twist may cause it to twirl between the needles and the ball while you’re knitting, but the fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Quarry knits will bloom to become cohesive and supple after a wet blocking. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. This yarn loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. Despite its soft structure, it can be worked at looser gauges without loss of integrity to the fabric. It's ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.

    Quarry is offered in a new palette of heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminding us of geological formations, so we gave each color the name of a mineral or gemstone.

    Fiber Content: 100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; Wyoming-grown; dyed in Pennsylvania; spun in New Hampshire
    Gauge: 3 - 3.5 sts = 4"
    Needles: US 10-11 (6.0mm - 8mm)
    Yardage: 200 yards
    Put Up: 100 gr skein
    Care: Hand wash gentle, dry flat
    Made In: United States

    Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed

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    $21.00
  4. Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

    Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

    The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, our versatile medium-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Its two plies are gently twisted to preserve that buoyant quality, so Shelter is a little more delicate than most commercial yarns. Woolen-spun yarns are also more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles.

    Shelter has a dry, soft hand and a faintly rustic nature; woolen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections, and you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves our wool is never treated with harsh chemicals. Garments knit from Shelter achieve their full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce an even, light, plush fabric with a halo. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. Shelter is designed to be a workhorse yarn that invites cables, ribbing, textured stitch motifs, open work, plain stockinette and garter stitch. We think it’s ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets.

    Fiber Content: 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool; dyed in Pennsylvania; spun in New Hampshire
    Gauge: 17 - 20 sts = 4" in Stockinette st
    Needles: US 7 - 9 (4.5mm - 5.5mm)
    Yardage: 140 yards
    Put Up: 50 gr skein
    Care: Hand wash gentle, dry flat
    Made In: United States

    Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed and © Colorful Stitches

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    $13.95

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