Brooklyn Tweed Quarry
Length: 183mWeight: 100g
Brooklyn Tweed Quarry is a chunky 100% wool yarn inspired by roving-style 'unspun' yarns. Light and wonderfully warm. Fabulous for quick knits. NOTE: Supply of Quarry 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.
Quarry is a chunky partner to Shelter and Loft and is inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. Brooklyn Tweed begin with three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies they nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn.
Quarry has a soft and rustic hand; since Brooklyn Tweed never subject their wool to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland. The yarn’s one-directional twist may cause it to twirl between the needles and the ball while you’re knitting, but the fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Quarry knits will bloom to become cohesive and supple after a wet blocking. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge.
This yarn loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. Despite its soft structure, it can be worked at looser gauges without loss of integrity to the fabric. Quarry is ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.
Sewing up garments - it's best to use a worsted-spun yarn (eg. Brooklyn Tweed Arbor) in a similar colour as the structure of Quarry is not strong enough for seaming.
- 12ply / chunky weight
- 100% wool
- 183m / 200yds per 100g skein
- Needles: 6mm-8mm / US10-11
- Gauge: 14 stitches to 10cm on 6mm / US 10; 12 stitches to 10cm on 8mm / US 11
- Care: Handwash only. Dry flat
- Mulesing free.
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