Quarry from Brooklyn Tweed

Quarry

from 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/

popular colorways

Alabaster

33 stashed

82 projects

Citrine

92 stashed

235 projects

Flint

91 stashed

176 projects

Fossil

12 stashed

30 projects

Garnet

94 stashed

187 projects

Geode

199 stashed

381 projects

Granite

92 stashed

221 projects

Gypsum

136 stashed

339 projects

Hematite

203 stashed

409 projects

Lapis

107 stashed

217 projects

Lazulite

233 stashed

418 projects

Moonstone

289 stashed

583 projects

Obsidian

157 stashed

325 projects

Sandstone

118 stashed

263 projects

Serpentine

137 stashed

313 projects

Slate

178 stashed

387 projects

Sulphur

127 stashed

273 projects