Specializing in natural fibres for hand knitting and crochet.
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
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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