Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool

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Shelter is a stunning light versatile 2-ply worsted weight yarn. Soft and sturdy American Targhee-Columbia wool is spun woolen style – airy clouds of carded fiber become a yarn with remarkable lightness, warmth and a traditionally handcrafted appearance, ideal for sweaters, cozy accessories, and blankets. Wet block after knitting to reveal Shelter’s full beauty as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a soft, fuzzy halo.

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.

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Fiber Content
100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool 

Weight
Worsted Weight 2-ply (woolen-spun construction 23-24 micron) 

Yardage/Meters
140 yards (128 meters) / 50 gram skein (1.76 ounces skein)

Gauge
17.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches

Needle Size
Suggested Needle: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - 9)
Suggested Hook: 5.5 - 6.5 mm (US I-9 - K-10½)

Care
Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold

This yarn must be knit a little gently as it can break a bit easily. It has a rustic feel to it and has some vegetable matter spun in it from the natural fleece; this is part of its' nature. Yarn can not be returned for this reason alone.

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Additional Information

Fiber Characteristics 
Brooklyn Tweed source Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming to make Shelter, Loft, and Quarry – this breed’s lofty, warmth-trapping fleeces deftly combine the softness and elasticity of fine wool Targhee with the robust substance and warmth of medium wool Columbia. This fiber’s versatile mingling of wearability and durability particularly shines in woolen-spun yarns and is wonderful for next-to-skin wear, outerwear, and heirloom pieces for the home. Learn more about the woolen-spun process and get tips for working with woolen-spun yarns.

Dye Process
To create each heathered colorway of Shelter, Brooklyn Tweed combine brightly dyed hues of unspun wool in precise proportions, as if mixing paint. When spun into yarn, these saturated solids meld into complex and beautiful blends that give vibrant depth to even the simplest knitted fabrics. The entire palette is created from a handful of base colors, ensuring harmonious coordination in colorwork projects or when pairing hand knitted garments and accessories. Brooklyn Tweed solid colors of Shelter are spun from undyed white wool, then skein dyed into brilliant nature-inspired hues that pair beautifully with our heathered colorways.

Wet-Blocking
Fill a sink or basin with cold water. Submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there. Soak work for 15 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry. For more detailed instructions, visit our Blocking 101 tutorial.



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