We are so pleased to be able to bring the beautiful Brooklyn Tweed yarns to New Zealand! We really love the unique texture of this wool and feel it’s quality lends itself perfectly for making long-lasting heirloom hand-knitted pieces.
From the talented BT team: Loft is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn, woolen spun from Targhee-Columbia wool. The distinctive spinning process and light twist of the two plies gives Loft a unique bounce and airiness. Ideal for lightweight garments and accessories, ethereal lace patterns, and nuanced colorwork. Like its worsted weight sibling, Shelter, Loft is fleece-dyed and blended in 45 heathered colors. Developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed 100% in the USA
Weight/Ply: Fingering weight/4ply
Fibre: 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool
Metreage: 251m / 275yds
Skein size: 50gm
Needle size: 2 – 3.25m / US 0– 4
Recommended gauge: 24-32sts = 10cm/4″
Care instructions: Hand wash cold, dry flat
TARGHEE-COLUMBIA WOOL CHARACTERISTICS
The Targhee-Columbia breed combines the softness and elasticity of finewool Targhee with the robust substance and warmth of mediumwool Columbia. This versatile mingling of wearability and durability makes Targhee-Columbia suitable for next-to-skin wear, outerwear, or heirloom pieces for the home. We source this breed for Shelter, Loft, and Quarry; the woolen construction of these yarns further enhance the fleece’s lofty and warmth-trapping characteristics.