Raised in the mountain meadows of Colorado, the wool of Ranch 03: Campbell-Hansmire is Merino with a capital "M". Rancher Julie Hansmire has been lovingly tending and thoughtfully breeding her Merino flock for nearly 30 years, honing her sheep's fleeces into wool of astonishing quality.
The flock is grazed across open grasslands by Julie's close-knit team of Peruvian shepherds, moving with the seasons. This environmentally sustainable ranching method cuts down on flammable brush and controls the spread of noxious weeds. The Campbell-Hansmire Merino sheep are ethically sheared and compassionately raised, producing soft, downy wool that mirrors the tenderness of their care.
The Campbell-Hansmire flock produces fine 20.7 micron fiber for next-to-skin softness. Julie Hansmire's Merino sheep grow dense, lustrous fleeces with firm crimp structure for bounce and elasticity.
Five worsted-spun plies create a yarn with the perfect pairing of springiness and strength. The round cross-section forms stitches with beautiful definition in cables, colorwork, and stockinette stitch alike.
Brooklyn Tweed's Ranch Series enables knitters to draw an unbroken line from a single flock to their finishes fabric. This direct connection from rancher to knitter conveys a clear sense of the hard work and heart-forward stewardship that bring this beautiful fiber into being.
100% Merino wool from the Campbell-Hansmire Ranch in Eagle County, Colorado
Scoured at Chargeurs in Jamestown, South Carolina
Spun at Worsted Spinning New England in Springvale, Maine
Dyed at Ultimate Textiles in Rutherfordton, North Carolina
As a thank you for a Ranch 03 yarn purchase, Brooklyn Tweed is offering a coupon for a free download of the Hansmire Hat pattern from BrooklynTweed.com or Ravelry.com. We'll include the coupon with your yarn shipment. ♥
This simple cap is a great place to start when building out your full family wardrobe! Made from springy, soft Merino, the Hansmire Hat comfortably hugs your head in an elastic 1x1 rib, finishing with a crown that’s both playful and polished. Ranch 03’s prismatic palette brings a modern flair to this cozy new staple that can be worn as a slouchy beanie or watchcap, in baby, child, and adult sizes.
This BT by Brooklyn Tweed beginner ribbed hat is knit circularly using one needle size. Instructions for three sizes are included: baby, child and adult. Using Ranch 03: Campbell-Hansmire, 1 skein for baby size; 2 skeins for child and adult sizes. Photographed in color Rosegold (baby), Reef (child) and Poppy (adult). Skill level 1 of 5. Finished dimensions range: 13-17”/33-43 cm circumference unstretched; 8-11”/20.5-28 cm length.
Burst into the brilliant sunlight and empower your creativity with the engaging and customizable Spero sweater. Knit seamlessly from the top-down, this playful pullover boasts interchangeable colorwork charts for a finished piece that speaks directly to your personal style. Modern geometrics meet traditional motifs, making for a fresh feeling to your stranded knitting.
This stranded, round yoke pullover is worked from the top down. Pattern includes alternative colorwork charts that can be substituted at will to create a unique garment. Instructions are included for three sleeve lengths: short, half and long. Using Ranch 03: Campbell-Hansmire, 10-20 skeins of Main Color (MC); 1 skein each of Color 1 (C1) and Color 2 (C2). Photographed in colors Fathom (MC), Poppy (C1) and Tendu (C2). Skill level 3 of 5. Finished dimensions range 371/4-691/4”/94.5-176 cm.
Take a tour through the sun dappled fields of the Campbell-Hansmire ranch with the Dalleray cowl. Arcs and twists of organic cables loop upwards in columns, echoing soft stalks of alfalfa waving gently in the mountain breeze. Simple cable repeats provide a steady anchor for those new to cabling while Ranch 03’s springy Merino makes for a plump texture that comforts in both wide- and narrow-sized versions.
This cabled cowl is worked circularly from the bottom up. Instructions for two sizes are included: narrow and wide. Stitch pattern is provided in both written and charted forms. Using Ranch 03: Campbell-Hansmire, 2 skeins for narrow size; 3 skeins for wide size. Photographed in color Sorbet (narrow) and Pluot (wide). Skill level 2 of 5. Finished dimensions 20”/51 cm (narrow)/263/4”/68 cm (wide) circumference; 9”/23 cm height.
Photos © Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed
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