Specializing in natural fibres for hand knitting and crochet.
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
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
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
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
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.
The Legendary Silk Road crossed Tibet. mYak wanted to pay homage to two Asian treasures.
mYak's 50% baby yak, 50% silk light fingering-weight blend has all of the best qualities of baby yak with the gorgeous sheen and drape of silk. We love the way these two fibers blend together to make a very special luxury yarn. It will bloom and drape, slink and shine. The result is a soft and light fabric perfect for your favorite warm weather garments and accessories. The fabric is strong enough to maintain your preferred cable and also flexible enough to hold its shape in lace. With colors inspired by the Tibetan Plateau, you are sure to find the right shade for your project.
Weight (gr) / (oz):
25 / 0.9
Length (mt) / (yds):
116 / 127
2.5-3.25mm (US 1-3)
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.
Mojave is a versatile sport to DK weight yarn, consisting of five sets of very fine 2-plys. The result is a lightweight yarn that is strong and smooth with great stitch definition. This pima cotton and linen blend is as pleasant to knit with as it is to wear, and, as a bonus, it can be machine-washed!
60% cotton, 40% linen
185 yds (169 meters) / 50 gram skein
22-24 sts = 4" (10 cm)
US 4-6 (3.5 - 4 mm)
The Leather Handle Kit provides an easy, no-sew way to add handles to any bag. The Cocoknits Four-Corner bag is sold separately, or use the instructions included in the kit to sew your own. The handles can be removed and reinstalled every time you need to wash your bag. Leather is natural, vegetable-tanned, and kit includes 2 handles, 4 cords and 4 leather washers.
This Saturday we're exhibiting at the second annual Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival!
Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival (KYAFF) is a single day event showcasing 80 local and independent vendors, with a mini-market for small businesses designed specifically to help small companies with great products...