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Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

Shelter is our versatile 2-ply worsted weight yarn. Soft and sturdy American Targhee-Columbia wool is spun woolen style – airy clouds of carded fiber become a yarn with remarkable lightness, warmth and a traditionally handcrafted appearance, ideal for sweaters, cozy accessories, and blankets. Wet block after knitting to reveal Shelter’s full beauty as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a soft, fuzzy halo.

We source Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming to make Shelter, Loft, and Quarry – this breed’s lofty, warmth-trapping fleeces deftly combine the softness and elasticity of finewool Targhee with the robust substance and warmth of mediumwool Columbia. This fiber’s versatile mingling of wearability and durability particularly shines in woolen-spun yarns and is wonderful for next-to-skin wear, outerwear, and heirloom pieces for the home.

To create each heathered colorway of Shelter, we combine brightly dyed hues of unspun wool in precise proportions, as if mixing paint. When spun into yarn, these saturated solids meld into complex and beautiful blends that give vibrant depth to even the simplest knitted fabrics. The entire palette is created from a handful of base colors, ensuring harmonious coordination in colorwork projects or when pairing hand knitted garments and accessories.

Our solid colors of Shelter are spun from undyed white wool, then skein dyed into brilliant nature-inspired hues that pair beautifully with our heathered colorways.

  • 4¼ - 5 stitches to 1"
  • Suggested Needle: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - 9)
  • Suggested Hook: 5.5 - 6.5 mm (US I-9 - K-10½)
  • Wool scoured at Bollman Industries, San Angelo, TX
  • Heathered colorways:
    • Stock dyed at Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown, PA
    • Spun & finished at Harrisville Designs, Harrisville, NH
  • Solid colors:
    • Spun at Harrisville Designs, Harrisville, NH
    • Skein dyed at Caledonian Dyeworks, Philadelphia, PA
    • Finished at Clemson Winding, Philadelphia, PA
100% developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed in the USA.
Color
Almanac
Button Jar
Camper
Cast Iron
Fossil
Hayloft
Homemade Jam
Iceberg
Long Johns
Pumice
Soot
Yellowstone

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