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The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, Brooklyn Tweed's worsted-weight yarn and the bigger sibling of fingering-weight Loft. Shelter is woollen spun, meaning the fibres 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. Woollen-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; woollen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections, and you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves the 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 neighbours to produce an even, light, plush fabric with a light 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.

Fibre: 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (grown in Wyoming, dyed in Philadelphia and spun in New Hampshire)  
Thickness: Worsted weight
Construction: Two-ply
Length: 128 meters | 140 yards
Gauge: 17-20 stitches = 10cm | 4 inches
Needle Size: 4.50 - 5.50 mm | US 7 - 9
Care: Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry. This yarn is non-superwash.

Colours can vary between batches and we recommend you purchase sufficient yarn for your project to ensure consistency. We take care when photographing our yarn but colours may vary from the picture. This listing is for one skein of yarn.