Brooklyn Tweed - Shelter

A versatile medium-weight wool yarn, Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter allows the distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool to shine. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers 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. Woolen-spun yarns are also more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense 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; woolen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections, and you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves our 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 neighbors 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. We think it’s ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets.

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.

Weight: Worsted 
Fiber Content: 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
Per Skein: 128 meters / 140 yards
Unit Weight:50g / 1.76 ounces
Gauge: 17-20 sts = 10 cm / 4 inches
Needle size: 4.5-5.5 mm / US 7-9 
Texture: 2-ply
Care Instructions: Gentle hand wash, dry flat
Origin: Dyed in Philadelphia & spun in New Hampshire, USA


Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed 

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