Specializing in natural fibres for hand knitting and crochet.
The Fibre Co.
Processed in a mill in England’s historical textile region of West Yorkshire, Lore is made of 100% lambswool from the Romney sheep breed also referred to locally as Kent lamb.
It is a woollen spun DK weight yarn that blooms into a beautiful knitted fabric after washing. Garments made from Lore will wear well and are perfect for everyday and special adventures alike.
Two years in the making, Lore was inspired by an afternoon the Fibre Co's founder, Daphne, spent taking apart an old sweater that she knitted in the 1980s and reassembling it to suit her style now.
Throughout the hours spent re-engineering this sweater, Daphne couldn’t help but reflect on the memories knitted into that sweater: the person she bought the yarn for, the reason why she chose to knit something for herself instead and the friend who told her not to knit all those bobbles (she did it anyway!)
The whole experience was incredibly emotional and nostalgic and led Daphne to create a classic, heathered lambswool yarn that reminded her of the yarn she used for that sweater. She wanted to create something that others could knit their own stories into. Lore is named to honour the stories we create with wool. Great stories happen to those who knit them.
Lore Launches with a fantastic collection of Patterns. View the Borrowdale Collection here on Ravelry for Project ideas!
Fibre: 100% Kent Lambswool (Romney)
Length: 250m | 273yds
Weight: DK | 100g Skein
Gauge: 21 sts over 4"
Recommended needle: 4mm | US 6
Yana in Quechua (native language of the Incas) means “black”, because we believe our black sheep definitely stands out from the flock. Yana XL is 100% hand – sorted 21.5 micron Peruvian highland wool, developed and spun in an extremely soft and light -as- andean- air structure.
Offering a bold visual companion to the Peruvian textiles that have been woven in wool in the highland of shades alongside a neutral palette. Yana XL is the (chunky) black sheep of the Amano family yarns.
Fibre: 100% Fine Highland Wool
Weight: 200 gr. | Super Bulky
Length: Approx. 54 yd. | 50 m
Needle size: 12mm | 17 US
Gauge: 1.5 sts = 1"
Garments made from Einband stretch and are therefore difficult to measure until they have been washed. It is recommended that you make a swatch, soak and block it and then measure it when dry to find the exact gauge and needle size to achieve accurate measurements in the finished piece. After washing, the wool becomes soft and manageable.
Fibre: 100% New Wool
30 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st on 2.5 mm (US 1).
17 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st on 4mm (US 6).
15 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st on 6mm (US 10).
Yardage: 250 m. (273 yd.)
Weight: Lace or Light Fingering, 50 grams
Care: Hand Wash. Lay flat to dry
Vale is the laceweight member of Brooklyn Tweed’s all-American, breed-specific core line. This yarn begins on the Wyoming plains with 100% Rambouillet fleece, grown by sheep that trace their lineage to medieval France, where this offshoot of the merino was prized as the king of breeds. Rambouillet is even loftier and bouncier than merino, and Brooklyn Tweed spins it worsted for a soft, springy, durable two-ply yarn that yields ethereal accessories.
Scoured and combed into buttery smooth, consistent top in South Carolina, the wool travels north to Maine for spinning at an historic mill and dyeing at an eco-friendly facility nearby. Vale’s custom palette of 14 shades shares some touchstone colors with our Arbor line and fills in with sophisticated softer tones.
Vale is a polished yarn with an even weight and twist, suitable for heirloom-quality lace projects.
Fibre: 100% Wyoming-grown Rambouillet wool
Gauge: Used for lacework, Vale gauge is project-dependent
Yardage: 450 yards
Weight: approx. 50 grams | laceweight
Care: Hand Wash, lay flat to dry
Peerie is worsted-spun fingering weight yarn that was built for fine gauge fabrics and colourwork. The extensive palette of 45 painterly colors provides inspiration for projects small and large.
Brooklyn Tweed sourced pure Merino from Nevada and Utah — their finest fibre yet at 20.5 microns. Fabrics made from Peerie feel soft and supple against the skin.
The worsted-spun construction aligns the fibers horizontally to create a smooth yarn with just the right amount of twist and a perfect amount of bounce as you work. The 4-ply structure means textured stitches and lace sing as they are worked to create a fabric with excellent drape and stitch definition.
Skein-dyed in Maine, this yarn launches with 45 colors, about half of which are shared with Brooklyn Tweed's other worsted-spun core yarns, Arbor and Vale.
Fingering weight, worsted-spun, 4-ply
225 yds / 50 grams
Micron count is 20.5
Merino wool from Nevada and Utah
Scoured in South Carolina
Spun & dyed in Maine
Fingering-weight Loft channels Targhee-Columbia wool’s airy bounce into feather-light lace, accessories, and garments. Like Shelter, Loft is a woolen-spun 2-ply yarn with delicate twist, specially designed for unique lightness of hand. It’s not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it’s on the winder and the needles. Once your garment is blocked, the stitches will cohere in a beautifully even and sturdy fabric. Lace garments should open up to reveal stitch motifs with relatively mild blocking. Loft has great flexibility of gauge; it can be knit on 2mm (US 0) needles for a dense and durable fabric or on 4mm (US 6) needles for ethereal open work. Two strands of Loft held together can substitute for Shelter in patterns where you’d like greater stitch definition or a marled fabric of two colors.
Fibre: 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
Gauge: 6 to 8 sts = 1"
Recommended Needle: 2mm to 3.5mm
Yardage: 275 yards
Weight: approx. 50 grams | fingering weight
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
**Due to it's limited nature, this yarn is not eligible for use with discount codes or loyalty points. Please do not apply a discount code to your Ranch 01 purchase as we will have to reverse your order. You will still collect loyalty points on your purchase**
For this limited edition yarn, Brooklyn tweed took their usual emphasis on breed-specific wool a step further by working with Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, a ranch that produces Climate Beneficial Wool in partnership with Fibershed. Through carbon farm planning and implementation, Bare Ranch is able to enhance the movement of carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere where it can be converted into usable energy by plants and animals and then deposited into the soil. Partnering with the Earth’s natural carbon cycle in a proactive manner improves the overall health of our planet, while generating naturally productive soils that support healthy sheep and the creation of quality wool.
Ranch 01 began with the sourcing of fine Rambouillet fiber at Bare Ranch. After shearing, the fiber was processed at Chargeurs in South Carolina, spun at Jagger Brothers in Maine, and then sent to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to be dyed by the Green Matters Natural Dye Company using natural materials to achieve a palette specially curated by Brooklyn Tweed and inspired by nature.
This multi-disciplinary approach to the production of this yarn supports Brooklyn Tweed's commitment to domestic manufacturing as well as environmental stewardship. At every step along its way, this wool has been created with special care and attention.
Worsted weight, worsted-spun, 3-ply
220 yds/100 grams
Micron count is 21.8
15 naturally dyed colors plus undyed (natural)
100% Rambouillet sourced from Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, along the Nevada border
Scoured in South Carolina
Spun in Maine
Dyed in Pennsylvania