Dapple from Brooklyn Tweed


from Brooklyn Tweed
DK (11 wpi) ?
165 yards
(151 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
5.25 to 6.0 sts
= 1 inch
US 5 - 7 or 3.75 - 4.5mm
4.5mm - 5.5mm (I)
60% Wool - Merino
40% Cotton
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Tonal
Drafting method: Woolen spun
Dye: Machine dyed
Ply: 2-ply
Put up: Winding required
Source of fiber: United States, 20.5 micron Merino wool from Colorado & Montana
Source of fiber: United States, Organic cotton from Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative, Lubbock, TX
Scoured: United States, Chargeurs Wool USA, Jamestown, SC
Scoured: United States, Woolam Gin, O’Donnell, TX
Milled: United States, Crescent Woolen Mills Co., Two Rivers, WI
Dyed: United States, Caledonian Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA

DK weight Dapple balances the spring and bounce of fine American Merino wool with the airy softness of Texas organic cotton, with a lofty 2-ply woolen-spun construction for that “favorite sweatshirt” feel in baby sweaters, lightweight shawls, and garments. Dapple’s unique dye process creates heathered tonal colorways that shift throughout each skein for one-of-a-kind projects every time.

3% of profits from Dapple help to support the National Black Farmers Association in perpetuity, to aid farmers who have historically been excluded from land ownership and to recognize the complex history of American cotton.

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100% developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed in the USA.


  • 165 yards (150 meters) | 50 grams | DK weight
  • 2-ply woolen-spun construction
  • 60% 20.5 micron Merino wool from Colorado & Montana
  • 40% organic cotton from Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative, Lubbock, TX
  • Wool scoured at Chargeurs Wool USA, Jamestown, SC
  • Cotton ginned at Woolam Gin, O’Donnell, TX
  • Spun at Crescent Woolen Mills Co., Two Rivers, WI
  • Skein dyed at Caledonian Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA
  • Finished at Clemson Winding, Philadelphia, PA


We sourced fluffy organic cotton from Texas and fine Merino wool from Colorado to create a yarn that knits like wool and wears like cotton. Our sweet spot – a 60/40 wool-cotton blend that balances Merino wool’s elasticity and bounce with cotton’s breathability and softness. Dapple’s woolen-spun construction creates sweatshirt-soft fabrics that are perfect for next-to-skin wear, with the heathered look of our favorite wool yarns.


Dapple’s blend of Merino wool and organic cotton is dyed in the skein with traditional wool dyes. Only the wool in the yarn absorbs color, leaving speckles of undyed organic cotton scattered throughout each skein to create gently heathered hues with an engaging tonal effect. Experiment with fades, ombres and nuanced colorwork in your knitting – Dapple’s darker colorways tend to display greater variability of tone, while lighter colorways are more softly shaded.

Learn more about Dapple’s unique colorways: Tips For Tonals


Dapple’s lofty woolen-spun construction is wonderful for a wide range of gauges and can be used interchangeably with Arbor and Re-Ply Rambouillet:

  • 5¼ – 6 stitches to 1”
  • Suggested Needle: 3.75 - 4.5 mm (US 5-7)
  • Suggested Hook: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - I-9)


Dapple is a handcrafted product. For best results, we recommend alternating skeins when joining in a new skein for even color distribution. Read Tips For Tonals to learn more about working with Dapple’s unique tonal colorways.

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