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Brooklyn Tweed Wool Yarn - Shelter Worsted - Homemade Jam

$19.95

Brooklyn Tweed's versatile 2-ply worsted-weight yarn, made with American Targhee-Columbia wool. 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.

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

SPECS:

  • 140 yards (128 meters) | 23-24 microns | Approx. 50 grams | Worsted weight
  • Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
  • Fleece Dyed at Littlewood in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Woolen Spun at Harrisville Designs in Harrisville, NH.

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.

GAUGES:

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

  • 5 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 4½ mm (US 7)
  • 4½ stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 5 mm (US 8)
  • 4¼ stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 5½ mm (US 9)

CARE:

We recommend alternating skeins while knitting to blend the color evenly.

BLOCKING:

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. Soak work for 20-30 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.