Arbor is a DK-weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and dyed in a nuanced palette of solid colours. The stitch definition is wonderful, making it a beautiful choice for any project whether it be cables, lace, colourwork, or the simplicity of stocking stitch.

Purebred Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota lend their distinctive fleece, a finewool with the softness of merino enhanced by longwool genetics for added durability. Jagger Brothers, a historic mill in southern Maine, spins the fibre 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 the Brooklyn Tweed woolen-spun yarns. The fibres 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.

  • 8ply / DK weight
  • 100% Montana & South Dakota-grown Targhee wool / 24.5 microns
  • 133m / 145 yards per 50g skein
  • Needle size: 3.75-4.5 mm / US 5-7
  • Gauge: 21-24 stitches per 10cm
  • Care: hand wash, lay flat to dry
 
SKU BT-AR
Brand Brooklyn Tweed

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