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
6.5mm (K) - 9mm (M/N)
100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia
Woolen-Spun 3-Ply Mock Twist
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Heathered
Construction: Unspun
Drafting method: Woolen spun
Dye: Fleece dyed
Ply: 3-ply
Put up: Winding required
Source of fiber: United States, 23-24 micron Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming
Scoured: United States, Bollman Industries in Texas
Dyed: United States, Tintoria Piana U.S. in Georgia
Milled: United States, Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire

Inspired by unspun roving-style yarns, three woolen-spun strands of lofty American Targhee-Columbia wool are gently twisted together to create this plump, chunky weight yarn with handcrafted appeal. We love Quarry for cables and textural stitchwork in warm yet lightweight sweaters, coats, blankets, and accessories. Wet block after knitting to reveal Quarry’s full beauty.

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

SPECS

  • 200 yards (182 meters) | 100 grams | chunky weight
  • 3-strand woolen-spun mock twist construction
  • 23-24 micron Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming
  • Wool scoured at Bollman Industries in Texas
  • Stock dyed at Tintoria Piana U.S. in Georgia
  • Spun & finished at Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire

FIBER CHARACTERISTICS

We source Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming to make Shelter, Loft, and Quarry – this breed’s lofty, warmth-trapping fleeces deftly combine the softness and elasticity of finewool Targhee with the robust substance and warmth of mediumwool Columbia. This fiber’s versatile mingling of wearability and durability particularly shines in woolen-spun yarns and is wonderful for next-to-skin wear, outerwear, and heirloom pieces for the home.

Read: Tips on working with our woolen-spun yarns

GAUGES

As a result of its plush woolen-spun construction, Quarry works well at a wonderful range of gauges:

  • 3 - 3½ stitches to 1”
  • Suggested Needle: 6 - 8 mm (US 10 - 11)
  • Suggested Hook: 6.5 - 9 mm (US K-10½ - M-13)

DYE PROCESS

To create each colorway of Quarry, we combine brightly dyed hues of unspun wool in precise proportions, as if mixing paint. When spun into yarn, these saturated solids meld into complex and beautiful blends that give vibrant depth to even the simplest knitted fabrics. The entire palette is created from a handful of base colors, ensuring harmonious coordination in colorwork projects or when pairing hand knitted garments and accessories.

CARE
Quarry is a handcrafted product. For best results, we recommend alternating skeins when joining in a new skein for even color distribution.

Since Quarry’s three strands are unspun, you’ll find that Quarry may twist between the ball and your needles as you work. Simply run your fingers gently along the working yarn toward the ball if the twizzles begin to interfere with your knitting.

Quarry ends left to dangle will unravel, so weave them in as you go or use a Felted Join when adding in new yarn.

When you need a little more tensile strength, whether for seaming or because you’re about to put a group of stitches under pressure with a big cabling maneuver, simply twirl your working yarn a few revolutions in the direction of the ply twist to strengthen it.

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