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Inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns & offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins, Brooklyn Tweed's Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft. They 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 the wool is never subjected 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. Ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.
Quarry is offered in a new palette of thirteen heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminding of geological formations, so each color was given the name of a mineral or gemstone.
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: 183 meters / 200 yards
Unit Weight:100g / 3.53 ounces
Gauge: 12-14 sts = 10 cm / 4 inches
Needle size: 6.0-8.0 mm / US 10-11
Care Instructions: Gentle hand wash, dry flat
Origin: Dyed in Philadelphia & spun in New Hampshire, USA
Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed
I really love knit with Quarry
Love the yarn, it is obviously of a high quality but broke a couple of times.
After reading reviews of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry I purchased few skeins of for some test knitting to make sure the characteristics of this chunky weight roving-inspired yarn would not make me unhappy knitting it. I have fallen in love with this incredibly lightweight yarn and its heathered colors. It's a great match for sweaters and wraps (WIPs) but also smaller projects such as hats (FO) - and knits fast!