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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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The plies help resist pilling and washability making Rios a fantastic choice for frequently-worn garments, housewares, and children and baby clothes. It’s super soft and great for next-to-the-skin wear! Spun from premium superwash merino, it comes in an array of watercolor-multi, semi-solid, and variegated colorways.
Fibre: 100% Superwash Merino
Gauge: 18.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
Recommended Needle: US 6 - 8 or 4 - 5mm
Yardage: 210 yards (192 metres)
Weight: Worsted, 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Care: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble dry.
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Ultra Alpaca is the ideal balance of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool blended together and spun up perfectly round and light. There are 72 incredible shades chosen to resemble plant-dyed colors including solid shades, natural heather shades and the irresistible jewels of the collection, dyed heather shades. Each is beautiful on its own or combined in endless possible color work combinations.
Fibre: 50% Alpaca, 50% Wool
Gauge: 20 sts & 26 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Recommended Needle: 8 (US) / 5 mm
Yardage: 215 yds / 198 m
Weight: Worsted 100g / 3.5 oz
Care: Hand wash in cool water. Lay flat to dry.
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This machine wash blend features a wide color range, an incredibly soft feel and yardage that goes on and on. Its unique fiber blend makes laundering a breeze and perfectly suited for easy care garments for both children and adults.
Fibre: 52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon
Gauge: 20 sts & 27 rows = 4" (10cm)
Recommended Needle: 7 (US) / 4.5 mm
Yardage: 217 yds / 198 m
Weight: Worsted, 100g
Care: Machine wash inside out in cold water, gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry.
West Yorkshire Spinners
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We are proud to present ‘The Croft - Shetland Tweed’ produced from 100% Shetland Island Wool.
We had long awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island Wool, a fibre celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength. We were delighted to be given the chance by Jamieson & Smith of Shetland to use this fantastic fleece.
The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. The Croft has a soft and silky handle that retains a lot of durability particularly suited to our new tweed collection.
Crofting is integral to the landscape, cultural heritage and social economy of the Shetland Islands. It bonds people and places in a unique way, preserving livelihoods and age old traditions.
Makeup - Size 100gm hanks (166 metres / 182 yards)
Tension - 24rs x 18sts - 10cm (4”) sq - 5mm (US8) needles
Machine Wash 30°
Reshape whilst damp
Do not Tumble Dry
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Berroco's 100% superwash wool is here! Available in a wide range of colors, this yarn is perfect for any project that requires easy-care yarn. Made in Peru with Peruvian Highland Wool.
Fibre: 100% Superwash Wool
Gauge: 18 to 20 sts = 4"
Recommended Needle: 4.5mm to 5mm
Yardage: 219 yds / 200 m
Weight: 100g | Worsted
Care: For best results, place into a mesh wash bag, machine wash in cold water on delicate cycle. Tumble dry low.
The Fibre Co.
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Inspired by England's stunning northwest region with its deep blue lakes and sheep-grazed fells and valleys, Cumbria is a lustrous blend of 30% brown masham wool from rare breed sheep, 60% fine South American merino wool, and 10% mohair. The resulting light brown-grey shade is then over dyed creating lovely deep saturated colors. Cumbria is a staple yarn, perfect for garments and accessories alike.
Fibre: 30% brown masham wool, 60% merino, 10% mohair
Gauge: 18-20 sts = 4" (10 cm)
Recommended Needle: US 6-8 needle
Yardage: 238 yards
Weight: worsted weight | 100g
Care: hand wash, lay flat to dry
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A subtle fancy yarn that blends the premium quality of silk with the personality of viscose to create an original harmony of colour.
Fibre Composition: 50% Silk, 50% Viscose
Weight: Worsted / 50g
Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches
Recommended Needle: 3.5mm
Yardage: 120 yds / 110m
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Voluminous "catenella" yarn made from the softest Andean Alpaca wool with which to get wonderful garments while optimizing the amount of yarn used.
Fibre: 78% Alpaca, 22% Polyamide
Gauge: 18 sts, 25 rows = 4"
Recommended Needle: 4.5mm
Weight: 25g | Aran
Care: hand wash, lay flat to dry
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An exquisite basic yarn made from the finest Alpaca that brings together fluff, volume and a soft touch. An indispensable choice that allows us to dream of wonderful garments.
Fibre: 100% Baby Alpaca
Gauge: 19 sts & 26 rows = 4"
Recommended Needle: 3.75mm to 4mm
Weight: 50g | Worsted
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry