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  • Ranch 02: Forbes
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    Ranch 02: Forbes

    $22.00

    **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!

    SPECS
    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.

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  • Quarry
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    Quarry

    $27.75

    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
    Yardage: 200yds
    Weight: Chunky
    Care:
    Hand wash, lay flat to dry

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  • Shelter
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    Shelter

    $18.25

    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

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  • Arbor
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    Arbor

    $19.00

    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

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  • Loft
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    Loft

    $22.75

    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

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  • Peerie
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    Peerie

    $20.00

    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.

    YARN SPECS:
    Fingering weight, worsted-spun, 4-ply
    225 yds / 50 grams
    Micron count is 20.5

    ORIGINS:
    Merino wool from Nevada and Utah
    Scoured in South Carolina
    Spun & dyed in Maine

     

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  • Vale
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    Vale

    $20.00

    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

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  • Woolens: A book of knitted accessories
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    Woolens: A book of knitted accessories

    $39.95

    Woolens includes 11 new patterns by designer Jared Flood, founder and creative director of Brooklyn Tweed. From hats and cowls to scarves, shawls, and wraps, projects suitable for adventurous beginners and seasoned knitters abound.

    Several patterns in the book offer multiple design pathways that allow the maker to customize the garment according to personal taste. Many designs are unisex. A thorough techniques section shepherds knitters through the patterns and serves as a valuable standalone reference resource.

    Flood’s lavish photography kindles the imagination and inspires creative knitters to original interpretations. Woolens makes a wonderful gift for a knitting friend and is a worthy addition to any knitting library.

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    • 138 pages with full color photographs
    • Book Dimensions: 8″ by 10″
    • Perfect bound softcover with soft-touch coating
    • FSC-certified publication
    • Printed in the USA at a press powered by 100% renewable energy
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  • CAPSULE: Olga Buraya-Kefelian
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    CAPSULE: Olga Buraya-Kefelian

    $39.99

    CAPSULE includes eight original knitwear patterns from Olga Buraya-Kefelian and a glossary of special techniques used in each design, as well as lush photographic spreads of the collection.

    • 128 full-color pages printed on uncoated paper stock
    • 8¼” by 9½”
    • Perfect bound softcover with soft-touch coating
    • FSC-certified publication
    • Printed in the USA at a press powered by 100% renewable energy

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    Olga Buraya-Kefelian‘s design sense is instantly recognizable: inventive, questing, unwilling to be bound by two dimensions. Her garments have an essence of art that outlasts fashion, yet are always wearable and constructed with the knitter’s experience in mind. Brooklyn Tweed is proud to collaborate with Olga in this first BT Capsule, a platform for one independent designer to spin out a unique story in a collection of garments knit from all-American wool.

    Olga’s interest in texture and geometry is everywhere in these pages. From dense cables to airy open lace, she explores the full range of possible fabrics that our woolen-spun yarns can create. In four garments and four accessories, she filters inspiration from Japan through her own inimitable aesthetic to create distinctively modern designs that will bring a jolt of energy to your wardrobe.

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  • Marquam Mittens Kit
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    Marquam Mittens Kit

    $80.00

    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.

    Gauge

    • 32 stitches & 40 rounds = 4” in Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

    Needles

    Size A (for Main Fabric)

    • One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or 32" circular for magic loop in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Spare size A needle for joining Provisional Cast On to ribbing
    • Suggested Size: 2.75 mm (US 2)

    Size B (for Ribbing)

    • One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or 32" circular for magic loop in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 2.25 mm (US 1)

    Finished Dimensions

    • Small (Medium, Large)
    • 8¼ (8¾, 9¼)" [21 (22, 23.5) cm] circumference at wrist
    • 8 (9¼, 10½)" [20 (23.5, 26.5) cm] height from bottom of cuff to top of mitten

    Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

    • Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting
    • Provisional Crochet Cast On
    • Color Dominance
    • Kitchener Stitch
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