Brooklyn Tweed Loft
100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
Length: 252mWeight: 50g
Brooklyn Tweed Loft fingering-weight yarn channels Targhee-Columbia wool's airy bounce into featherlight lace, accessories, and garments. NOTE: Supply of Loft will be very limited in 2022. Please see the note in the description.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately the supply of Shelter, Loft and Quarry has been affected in 2022 and Brooklyn Tweed is doing all it can to get them back in stock.
The recent and permanent closure of the Philadelphia dyehouse that dyes Brooklyn Tweed's signature yarns Shelter, Loft, and Quarry has significantly impacted the production of these beautiful woollen-spun yarns. Tragically, the dyehouse sustained extensive damage during a hurricane in 2021 and was unable to continue operations. BT's creative team has risen to the challenge and is hard at work on alternative solutions, but these will take time. The supply of Shelter, Loft and Quarry will be limited in 2022 to all that we have left, but we'll make sure to share further updates as soon as we have them.
Loft is a 4ply / fingering weight yarn, woolen spun from Targhee-Columbia wool. The distinctive spinning process and light twist give Loft a unique bounce and airiness, ideal for feather-light lace, accessories, and garments. It is not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it’s on the winder and the needles. Loft is fleece-dyed and blended in 45 heathered colours.
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 colours.
- 4ply / fingering weight
- 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
- 252m / 275 yards per 50g skein
- Needles: 2mm-3.5mm / US 0-4
- Gauge: 24 sts to 10cm on 3.5mm / 28 sts to 10cm on 2.75mm / 32 sts to 10cm on 2mm
- Care: handwash only. Dry flat
- Mulesing free.
Pictured: Deb wears Stonecrop Pullover by Andrea Mowry in colours Postcard, Camper and Homemade Jam.
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