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
Needles in the Hay
We've created custom colourways for these beautiful Fiddlehead Mittens by Adrian Bizilia in The Fibre Company Lore, and Brooklyn Tweed Arbor for a rustic and a smooth option. Each Kit includes main colour, 5 contrast colours, a skein of sumptuous Road to China Light for the lining, and the pattern.
If you would like to choose a different liner colour, please specify in the notes of your order. Other parts of the kit are not customizable. If you would like the pattern to be added to your ravelry library, please include your Ravelry username in the notes.
Lore Earthy Tones
Background Colour: Stable 50g | 136yds
Happiness 17g | 45yds
Courage 17g | 45yds
Truth 17g | 45yds
Earthy 17g | 45yds
Comfort 17g | 45yds
Liner Road to China Light in Peridot
Arbor Blue Green Tones
Background Colour: Thaw 50g | 145yds
Humpback 16.5g | 48yds
Norway 16.5 g | 48yds
Rainier 16.5 g | 48yds
Lovat 16.5g | 48yds
Treehouse 16.5g | 48yds
Liner Road to China Light in Ruby 50g | 159yds
Arbor Orange to Purple Tones
Background Colour: Driftwood 50g | 145yds
Klimt 16.5g | 48yds
Butte 16.5g | 48yds
Alizarin 16.5g | 48yds
Potion 16.5g | 48yds
Cobbler 16.5g | 48 yds
Liner Road to China Light in Sapphire 50g | 159yds
Arbor Jewel Tones
Background Colour: Hammock 50g | 145yds
Treehouse 16.5g | 48yds
Fleet 16.5g | 48yds
Cobbler 16.5g | 48yds
Vintner 16.5g | 48 yds
Butte 16.5g | 48 yds
Liner Road to China Light in Topaz 50g | 159yds
The raw material is one of the rarest and most refined in the world—the soft undercoat of baby yaks and of Tibetan cashmere goats, which graze in the wild or semi-wild on the high altitude pastures of the Tibetan Plateau.
How does one treat this natural wonder? With the utmost respect for its natural origin and the artisanal skills involved in its processing. Starting with the pastures, which are controlled as to avoid animal overcrowding, to the collection of the down which is done through combing and not shearing.
No depigmentation and high-quality manufacturing, with carded spinning, reserved for the world’s most precious yarns.
mYak aims to combine sustainability, social responsibility, quality, and technology to create a unique experience that will change your way of thinking, creating, and knitting.
Touching worsted-spun baby yak down is a unique experience: a precious fiber that creates a fabric different from anything else you have ever knitted before. Baby yak has a similar micron count to cashmere. It is warm and lustrous, lightweight and breathable, making it perfect through the seasons. Versatile baby yak can become almost anything: an heirloom shawl or your new favorite sweater.
According to the down color, mYak obtain's three natural shades (chocolate, desert and oatmeal) which they dye in order to get a palette of soft colors that evoke the five elements of nature. Most yaks are of an intense shade, therefore light colors are very rare and even more precious.
50 / 1.76
117 / 125
4.5 – 5.5 mm (US 7-9)
Chocolate, Desert and Oatmeal
Cocoknits' new Accessory Roll is the handy way to stash your making tools, and more!
Made of sturdy washable paper, the Accessory Roll is comprised of an outer wrap that encloses four removable triangular envelope-style pouches attached by snaps. The elastic bands hold the roll closed, and can be customized with any of three additional colors provided. Convenient at home or on the go, our Accessory Roll organizes all your little essentials. Fill up each section with your knitting notions, craft tools, makeup, jewelry, earbuds, phone charger, and bottle opener – whatever you need to have at hand. Take the whole roll, or simply unsnap one or two pouches to toss in your bag and be prepared for your active day.
*Contents featured in pouches are not included*
Washing softens the material creating a worn look similar to leather. To wash, simply remove the elastic, machine wash on gentle in cool water. Squeeze and crumple while damp to encourage wrinkles and texture. Re-shape and allow to air dry.
Blue Sky Fibers
Light and lofty, with a springy twist. The extra yardage in the generous hanks makes it ideal for one and two hank projects.FIBER CONTENT: 55% Baby Alpaca / 45% Fine Merino
Cool days need warm hands. What better way to get ready for winter than making yourself a pair of mittens? Stranded colour work and mittens go, *ahem*, hand-in-hand. Create a winter scene in yarn, or knit yourself some abstract eye candy...