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:
American Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, our versatile 2-ply worsted-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Once knit, Shelter achieves its full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a halo. We think it’s ideal for knitting sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets. Like its fingering-weight sibling Loft, Shelter is fleeced-dyed and blended in 45 heathered colors. Developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed 100% in the USA
Weight/Ply: Worsted weight/10 ply
Fibre: 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool
Metreage: 128m / 140yds
Skein/Ball size: 50gm
Needle size: 4.5 – 5.5mm / US 7 – 9
Recommended gauge: 17-20sts = 10cm/4″
Care instructions: Cold hand wash, 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.