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Quarry from Brooklyn Tweed

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Quarry
Brooklyn Tweed
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
200 yards
(183 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
3.0 to 3.5 sts
= 1 inch
US 10 - 11 or 6 - 8mm
100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia
Woolen-Spun 3-Ply Mock Twist
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash
  • Color:
  • Heathered
  • Construction:
  • Unspun
  • Drafting method:
  • Woolen spun
  • Ply:
  • 3-ply
  • Put up:
  • Winding required
  • Dyed: United States

Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. We begin with three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies we nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn. Quarry has a soft and rustic hand; since we never subject our wool to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland. The yarn’s one-directional twist may cause it to twirl between the needles and the ball while you’re knitting, but the fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Quarry knits will bloom to become cohesive and supple after a wet blocking. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. This yarn loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. Despite its soft structure, it can be worked at looser gauges without loss of integrity to the fabric. We think it’s ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.

Quarry is offered in a new palette of fifteen heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminding us of geological formations, so we gave each color the name of a mineral or gemstone.

Please see BT’s tips for working with Quarry, available here.

Watch how Quarry is made at https://www.brooklyntweed.com/woolen-and-worsted-yarns/

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