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**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
This is a preorder. Orders are expected to be ready to ship by February 14, 2020. If you place an order with other items in the shop, the whole order will be processed and shipped together on the book release date.
52 Weeks of Socks is the first hardcover book from Laine Publishing. This publication contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers, and is a true encyclopedia of socks. Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for.
The book contains patterns from the following designers: Heidi Alander, Fiona Alice, Gina Baglia, Ainur Berkimbayeva, Katrine Birkenwasser, Karen Borrel, Sachiko Burgin, Diana Clinch, Verena Cohrs, Valentina Consalvi, Rachel Coopey, Nele Druyts, Marion Em, Lindsey Fowler, Fabienne Gassmann, Lucinda Guy, Dawn Henderson, Anja Heumann, Tiina Huhtaniemi, Caitlin Hunter, Mieka John, Amanda Jones, Joséphine & the seeds, Pauliina Karru, Isabell Kraemer, Tatiana Kulikova, Joji Locatelli, Erika López, Andrea Mowry, Paula Pereira, Rosa Pomar, Elena Potemkina, Amelia Putri, Emily Joy Rickard, Mona Schmidt, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Marceline Smith, Minna Sorvala, Helen Stewart, Charlotte Stone, Becky Sørensen, Niina Tanskanen, Natalia Vasilieva, Kristine Vejar, Kajsa Vuorela and Mariya Zyaparova.
256 uncoated, high-quality pages
Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb
Print only, no digital download code available.
Printed in Latvia.
Rosy Green Wool
Soft wool with a tradition. In southern France, shepherds have traditionally lead their herds to the lush meadows of the Alps each summer, crossing hundreds of kilometres. This centuries-old tradition of transhumance has been continued with the Merino d'Arles sheep since 1806. These sheep are a cross between the old native breeds and the Merino breed, which Louis XVI was the first to import into France from Spain. Their wool is considered to be one of the softest in Europe, at 21 microns. Rosy Green wool sources it exclusively from certified organic animal farms - from animals that lead a good life.
The Merino d'arles yarn line was developed as a collaboration with Melanie Berg. Even before she became one of the most successful international pattern designers she discovered Rosy Green Wool because she wants to make sure the wool she uses is produced under fair conditions without harming either animals or people. Rosy Green wool and their producers are GOTS certified to guarantee that they dye without using dangerous chemicals, under strict residue controls and controlled fair working conditions.
French organic Merino d'Arles (virgin wool)
50g approx. 218 yds
Recommended Needle Size: - US 1.5 – 2.5
Keep your hands warm during chilly morning walks with the Marquam mittens. The fully faced cuff of this classic ski-style accessory, charted for three sizes, wards off even the stiffest of breezes while adding stability to the ribbed outer fabric.
Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool
Kit includes the pattern and enough Brooklyn Tweed Arbor to knit a 4 colour version in the following colourways:
Fleet (MC), Hammock (C1), Tincture (C2) and Driftwood (C3)
Please include your Ravelry user name in the order notes if you would like the pattern to be added to your Ravelry library.
Size A (for Main Fabric)
Size B (for Ribbing)
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Each set contains five 105-yards mini skeins for a total of 525 yds / 480 m in Tough Love Sock (80% Superwash merino, 20% Nylon).
A perfect blend of warmth and strength to make a hardwearing sock yarn that can stand up to your affection and abuse. Tough Love Sock knits up beautifully into fine-gauge sweaters, small shawls, as well as socks! Spun from 80% superwash and super soft merino and 20% nylon, this 3-ply yarn is so versatile — knit it firmly for hard wearing socks, knit it loosely for drapey shawls, or knit it doubled for a great worsted weight substitute. Suggested gauge for sock knitting: US 0-1 (2-2.25mm) | 8 sts/1