A beautiful fingering-weight wool yarn, Brooklyn Tweed's Loft channels Targhee-Columbia wool’s airy bounce into feather-light lace, accessories, and garments. Like Shelter, Loft is a woolen-spun 2-ply yarn with a delicate twist, specially designed for unique lightness of hand. It’s not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it’s on the winder and the needles. 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 colors.
Brooklyn Tweed is passionate about wool, knitting and design. They develop and manufacture breed-specific yarns that support domestic textile production—designing, sourcing, dyeing and spinning their yarns entirely within the USA. Their design team is committed to producing high-quality, sophisticated knitwear patterns for the modern handknitter, especially tailored for the wool yarns they create.
Fiber Content: 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
Per Skein: 251 meters / 275 yards
Unit Weight:50g / 1.76 ounces
Gauge: 24-32 sts = 10 cm / 4 inches
Needle size: 2.0-3.5 mm / US 0-4
Care Instructions: Gentle hand wash, dry flat
Origin: Dyed in Philadelphia & spun in New Hampshire, USA
Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed
Brooklyn Tweed - Loft