Arbor represents an exciting expansion for Brooklyn Tweed: working with new American partners, they developed 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 us 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 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.
Fiber: 100% Wool - Targhee
Weight: DK Gauge: 21-24 sts = 4" / 10 cm
Needles: US 5-7 / 3.75 - 4.5mm
Put up: 50 gram / 1.76 ounce hank
Length: 145 yards / 133 meters
Care: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.
Photos © Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed