Brooklyn Tweed - Shelter
American Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, our versatile 2-ply worsted-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Once knit, Shelter achieves its full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a halo. We think it’s ideal for knitting sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets. Like its fingering-weight sibling Loft, Shelter is fleece dyed and blended in 45 heathered colors.
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Targhee-Columbia Wool Characteristics
The Targhee-Columbia breed combines the softness and elasticity of finewool Targhee with the robust substance and warmth of mediumwool Columbia. This versatile mingling of wearability and durability makes Targhee-Columbia suitable for next-to-skin wear, outerwear, or heirloom pieces for the home. We source this breed for Shelter, Loft, and Quarry; the woolen construction of these yarns further enhance the fleece’s lofty and warmth-trapping characteristics.
|Fiber: 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
|Weight/Gauge: Worsted Weight/ 20-22 sts = 4” (10 cm)|
|Needle: US 7-9 (3.75-4.5 mm)|
|Yardage: 140 yards (128 m)|
|Skein Weight: 50g|