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

36 stashed

84 projects

Citrine

105 stashed

281 projects

Flint

99 stashed

196 projects

Fossil

22 stashed

59 projects

Garnet

115 stashed

241 projects

Geode

222 stashed

427 projects

Granite

102 stashed

260 projects

Gypsum

146 stashed

359 projects

Hematite

223 stashed

458 projects

Lapis

130 stashed

276 projects

Lazulite

239 stashed

465 projects

Moonstone

314 stashed

662 projects

Obsidian

177 stashed

376 projects

Sandstone

133 stashed

304 projects

Serpentine

157 stashed

349 projects

Slate

200 stashed

427 projects

Sulphur

129 stashed

280 projects