PLEASE NOTE: Production of Brooklyn Tweed's yarns has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and as soon as colours arrive back in stock to them, we will endeavour to get them to us as soon as possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated as they do their best to remedy their stock issues. 

The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, Brooklyn Tweed's versatile medium-weight yarn. Shelter is woollen spun, meaning the fibres remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Its two plies are gently twisted to preserve that buoyant quality, so Shelter is a little more delicate than most commercial yarns.

Woollen-spun yarns are also more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense 5ply / sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles. Shelter has a dry, soft hand and a faintly rustic nature; woollen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections and you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves the wool is never treated with harsh chemicals. Garments knit from Shelter achieve their full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbours to produce an even, light, plush fabric with a halo. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. 

Shelter is designed to be a workhorse yarn that invites cables, ribbing, textured stitch motifs, open work, plain stockinette and garter stitch. Ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets.

The Shelter colour palette includes 5 marled colours - a combination of two solid colours plied together: Newsprint, Narwhal, Caribou, Amaranth & Caraway.

  • 10 ply / worsted weight
  • 100% Targhee-Columbia wool
  • 128 m / 140 yards per 50g skein
  • Gauge: 4.5 - 5 stitches per inch
  • Needle size: 4.5 - 5.5mm / US 7-9
  • Care: Handwash. Dry flat.
Length 128m
Weight 50g
Brand Brooklyn Tweed

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