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Dapple | American Merino & Organic Cotton

Original price $15.25 - Original price $15.25
Original price
$15.25
$15.25 - $15.25
Current price $15.25
Color: Cerise

DK weight Dapple balances the spring and bounce of fine American Merino wool with the airy softness of Texas organic cotton, with a lofty 2-ply woolen-spun construction for that “favorite sweatshirt” feel in baby sweaters, lightweight shawls, and garments.

Dapple’s unique dye process creates heathered tonal colorways that shift throughout each skein and vary from skein to skein for one-of-a-kind projects every time.

3% of profits from Dapple help to support the National Black Farmers Association in perpetuity, to aid farmers who have historically been excluded from land ownership and to recognize the complex history of American cotton.

Beautiful Brooklyn Tweed Dapple Patterns here. The Gin Pullover is a great pattern for Dapple. The Ezra Baby Cardigan is also knitted with Dapple.

Fiber Content
60% 20 micron Merino wool from Colorado & Montana
40% organic cotton from Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative, Lubbock, TX

Weight
DK Weight | 2-ply woolen-spun construction

Yardage/Meters
165 yards (150 meters) | 50 grams

Gauge
21 to 24.0 sts = 4 inches

Needle Size
Suggested Needle: 3.75 - 4.5 mm (US 5-7)
Suggested Hook: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - I-9)

Care
Wet-Blocking
Dapple is a handcrafted product. For best results, Brooklyn Tweed recommend alternating skeins when joining in a new skein for even color distribution.

  • Fill a sink or basin with cold water.
  • Add a small amount of gentle soap or detergent.
  • Submerge your knitted item, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece remains completely underwater.
  • Soak until completely saturated, for up to 10 minutes. While our dyes are thoroughly tested for colorfastness, a small amount of excess dye may rinse free during soaking. Using cold water, soap or detergent, and a short soak time will help prevent color redeposit on light-colored fibers.
  • Drain your wash water and refill with cold water to rinse. (Skip this step if using a no-rinse soap or detergent.)
  • Gently lift your knitted item from the water and remove excess moisture by rolling it between clean, dry towels with light pressure.
  • Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.

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Additional Information

Fiber Characteristics 
Brooklyn Tweed source fluffy organic cotton from Texas and fine Merino wool from Utah & Nevada to create a yarn that knits like wool and wears like cotton. Dapple is the sweet spot – a 60/40 wool-cotton blend that balances Merino wool’s elasticity and bounce with cotton’s breathability and softness. Dapple’s woolen-spun construction creates sweatshirt-soft fabrics that are perfect for next-to-skin wear, with the heathered look.

Wool scoured at Chargeurs Wool USA, Jamestown, SC
Cotton ginned at Woolam Gin, O’Donnell, TX
Spun at Crescent Woolen Mills Co., Two Rivers, WI
Skein dyed at Caledonian Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA
Finished at Clemson Winding, Philadelphia, PA
100% developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed in the USA.

Dye Process
Dapple’s blend of Merino wool and organic cotton is dyed in the skein with traditional wool dyes. Only the wool in the yarn absorbs color, leaving speckles of undyed organic cotton scattered throughout each skein to create gently heathered hues with an engaging tonal effect. Experiment with fades, ombres and nuanced colorwork in your knitting – Dapple’s darker colorways tend to display greater variability of tone, while lighter colorways are more softly shaded.