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The latest exciting addition to the gorgeous Brooklyn Tweed line is Arbor -- a DK-weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch definition and dyed in a nuanced palette of 30 solid colors.
Purebred Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota lend their distinctive fleece, a fine wool with the softness of merino enhanced by long wool genetics for added durability. Jagger Brothers, an historic mill in southern Maine, spins the fiber into a round and springy 3-ply that loves to cable and shows textural stitchwork to maximum advantage. Saco River Dyehouse, an organically certified dyeworks operating nearby, provides our custom skein-dyed palette with minimal impact on the planet.
Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor produces a denser, sturdier fabric than Brooklyn Tweed's woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air. Garments knit from Arbor will weigh more and drape more heavily than those knit from Loft or Shelter.
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. Our 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% Montana & South Dakota-grown Targhee wool
Per Skein: 133 meters / 145 yards
Unit Weight:50g / 1.76 ounces
Gauge: 21-24 sts = 10 cm / 4 inches
Needle size: 3.75-4.50 mm / US 5-7
Care Instructions: Gentle hand wash, dry flat
Origin: Dyed in Saco, Maine. Spun in Springvale, Maine, USA
Photos © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed
Brooklyn Tweed - Arbor