Brooklyn Tweed - Shelter
Loop is the first European flagship shop for Brooklyn Tweed.
The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in our versatile medium-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Its two plies are gently twisted to preserve that buoyant quality, so Shelter is a little more delicate than most commercial yarns. Woolen-spun yarns are also more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles. Shelter has a dry, soft hand and a faintly rustic nature; woolen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections, and you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves our wool is never treated with harsh chemicals.
Shelter is designed to be a workhorse yarn that invites cables, ribbing, textured stitch motifs, open work, plain stockinette and garter stitch. We think it’s ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets.
We also stock Brooklyn Tweed's newest yarn Tones,a versatile worsted weight yarn in light and dark heathered bases with overdyed colour to create pairs of "tones".
Loft is Brooklyn Tweed's fingering weight version of this yarn and also comes in the same colour palette.
100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia
Worsted / 10 ply
140 yards(128 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces)
17.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
US 6 - 9 or 4 - 5.5mm
2 ply ,Woolen spun
Yarn origin: USA
Dyed: United States
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
This yarn must be knit a little gently as it can break a bit easily. It has a rustic feel to it and has some vegetable matter spun in it from the natural fleece; this is part of its' nature. Yarn can not be returned for this reason alone.