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09 Long Johns
83 Amaranth
10 Wool Socks
11 Embers
34 Tallow
36 Bale
12 Hayloft
38 Yellowstone
84 Caraway
19 Fauna
13 Sap
14 Tent
21 Birdbook
22 Artifact
20 Foothills
15 Button Jar
33 Tartan
39 Iceberg
17 Faded Quilt
37 Flannel
16 Almanac
24 Old World
27 Postcard
26 Blanket Fort
25 Plume
18 Camper
08 Homemade Jam
04 Pumpernickel
32 Snowbound
01 Fossil
28 Barn Owl
03 Nest
30 Meteorite
02 Woodsmoke
23 Stormcloud
29 Truffle Hunt
40 Pumice
05 Sweatshirt
06 Soot
31 Cast Iron
80 Narwhal
81 Caribou
82 Newsprint

Shelter - from Brooklyn Tweed

The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, Brooklyn Tweed's versatile medium-weight yarn. The Targhee-Columbia cross mixes a high-crimp Targhee Finewool (21-25 microns) for softness and elasticity with an all-purpose Columbia Mediumwool (24-30 microns) that provides warmth, structure and strength.

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.

For a fingering weight yarn similar in character to Shelter, try Brooklyn Tweed Loft.

Hanks must be wound prior to knitting with them. To add yarn winding to your order, click here.

Photos © Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed

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 significantly more delicate than most commercial yarns. Don't pull too hard or it will come apart. 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.

Fiber | 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia Wool
Weight | Worsted
Gauge | 17-22 sts = 4" / 10 cm
Needles | US 6-9 / 4-5.5 mm
Put up | 140 y / 128 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g hank 
Care | Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.
Country of Origin | USA