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Brooklyn Tweed Wool Yarn - Loft Fingering - Almanac

$22.95

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 colourwork. 

Developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed 100% in the USA.

SPECS:

  • 275 yards (251 meters) | 23-24 microns | approx. 50 grams | fingering weight
  • Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
  • Dyed in Philadelphia at Littlewood.
  • Spun in New Hampshire at Harrisville Designs.

TARGHEE-COLUMBIA WOOL CHARACTERISTICS

The Targhee-Columbia breed combines the softness and elasticity of fine wool Targhee with the robust substance and warmth of medium wool 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.

As a result of its woolen-spun manufacturing process, Loft is suitable for a wonderful range of gauges:

  • 6 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 3½ mm (US 4)
  • 7 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 2¾ mm (US 2)
  • 8 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 2 mm (US 0)

CARE:

Brooklyn Tweed recommends alternating skeins while knitting to blend the colour evenly.

BLOCKING

  1. Fill a sink or basin with warm water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there.
  2. Soak work for 20-30 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated.
  3. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure.
  4. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.