Specializing in natural fibres for hand knitting and crochet.
**Due to its limited nature, we will not be allowing any discounts on Ranch 02, including discount codes and loyalty points. Please do not add a discount code. You will still collect loyalty points on your Ranch 02 purchase**
Ranch 02: Forbes is the newest release Brooklyn Tweed's line of ranch- and breed-specific wool yarns. This limited edition yarn originated from 100% American Rambouillet sheep on the Forbes Ranch near Kaycee, Wyoming where the Forbes family has lived and ranched for three generations. The Forbes family takes pride in raising healthy sheep with exceptional wool while sustainably managing their pastureland.
Three-ply, worsted-weight and woolen-spun, Ranch 02: Forbes is a testament to connection: connection between the land, the sheep, the ranchers, and the artisan craftspeople who shepherded the fiber along its 100% American supply chain.
Once shorn, the 100% Rambouillet wool traveled to Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, Wisconsin where it was woolen-spun and plied into a robust, worsted-weight yarn that retains plenty of the fiber's original lightweight and squishy softness.
After spinning, the wool for Ranch 02: Forbes went to Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to be dyed in a warm, earthy palette evocative of the rugged landscape from which it came.
Since Ranch 02 is a small-batch yarn, when it’s gone, it’s gone. If a colorway is calling your name, we encourage you to answer the call!
100% American Rambouillet Wool | 21.0 microns
3-ply worsted weight | woolen-spun
102 yards | approx. 50 grams
Rambouillet sheep are hardy animals known for their resilience and superior fleece. Durable, elastic and soft enough to wear against the skin, Ranch 02: Forbes makes for long-wearing garments and accessories that will look good and feel luxurious for years to come.
100% American supply chain:
Sourced from the Forbes Ranch near Kaycee, Wyoming
Spun by Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Dyed by Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4¼ – 5 stitches to 1" | Suggested Needles: 4.5 – 5.5 mm (US 7–9)
Hand wash with cold water.
Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. Quarry has a soft and rustic hand; since Brooklyn Tweed never subjects their wool to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland. The yarn’s one-directional twist may cause it to twirl between the needles and the ball while you’re knitting, but the fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Quarry knits will bloom to become cohesive and supple after a wet blocking. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. This yarn loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. Despite its soft structure, it can be worked at looser gauges without loss of integrity to the fabric. It's ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.
The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminding us of geological formations, so we gave each color the name of a mineral or gemstone.
Fibre: 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
Gauge: 3 to 3.5 sts = 1"
Recommended Needle: 6mm to 8mm
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, Brooklyn Tweed's 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 the wool is never treated with harsh chemicals. Garments knit from Shelter achieve their full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce an even, light, plush fabric with a halo. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge.
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.
Exclusive to the Shelter yarn line are three marled colorways: Newsprint, the combination of Fossil and Cast Iron; Narwhal, the combination of Sweatshirt and Fossil; and Caribou, the combination of Barn Owl and Fossil.
Fibre: 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
Gauge: 4.25 to 5 sts = 1"
Recommended Needle: 4.5mm to 5.5mm
Yardage: 140 yards
Weight: approx. 50 grams | worsted weight
Care: Hand wash, and lay flat
Arbor is a DK-weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch definition and dyed in a nuanced palette of 30 solid colors.
Purebred Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota lend us their distinctive fleece, a finewool with the softness of merino enhanced by longwool genetics for added durability. Jagger Brothers, an historic mill in southern Maine, spins the fiber into a round and springy 3-ply that loves to cable and shows textural stitchwork to maximum advantage. Saco River Dyehouse, an organically certified dyeworks operating nearby, provides the custom skein-dyed palette with minimal impact on the planet.
Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor produces a denser, sturdier fabric than our woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air. Garments knit from Arbor will weigh more and drape more heavily than those knit from Loft or Shelter.
Fibre: 100% Montana & South Dakota-grown Targhee wool
Gauge: 5.25 to 6 stitches = 1"
Recommended Needle: 3.75mm to 4.5mm
Yardage: 145 yards
Weight: 50 grams | DK weight
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
Stoney Lake Textiles
Small batch tote bags locally handcrafted by Stoney Lake Textiles exclusively for Needles in the Hay! These 28 inch round bottom bucket totes have been made with all natural materials and the utmost care given to every detail.
Crafted with knitters and crocheters in mind, the Everyday Tote is designed for portability, but still has ample room for yarn, hooks & needles, magazines, and notions with its plentiful interior pockets. The bag stands upright on its flat bottom, and the drawstring opening is easy to adjust for size. Comes with a detachable messenger bag strap.
Each bag features:
Hand-waxed cotton canvas bottom using beeswax and organic soy wax from local Apiculturist Wren Lane Honey
Unbleached cotton canvas fabric liner
Certified organic cotton canvas upper imported from Japan
Cotton webbing straps sourced within Canada
Metal clasps, rings, buckles and rivets.
** Due to the limited nature of this product we will be unable to extend any discounts. Please do not use a promotional code, as we will have to cancel your order **
130cm x 200cm (4.25ft x 6.5ft)
These gorgeous throws are made of Icelandic wool making them durable, lightweight, breathable and warm. The fabric is combed after weaving to make it soft and plush.
Icelandic wool has been crucial to the survival of a nation as it has provided both warmth and protection throughout centuries of harsh weather. It is also quite unique compared to wool of other sheep breeds. The inner fibres are fine, soft and highly insulating while the outer fibres are long, glossy and water repellent.
Dry Clean Only.
**Due to the limited nature of the Lopi throws, loyalty points and discount codes may not be used on this product. You will still collect your loyalty points as usual**
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