Ranch 01 from Brooklyn Tweed
Ranch 01
Brooklyn Tweed
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
220 yards
(201 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
4.5 to 5.0 sts
= 1 inch
US 7 - 8 or 4.5 - 5mm
100% Wool - Rambouillet
plied
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
  • Color:
  • Semi-solid, Solid color
  • Drafting method:
  • Worsted spun
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed, Natural dyes
  • Ply:
  • 3-ply
  • Put up:
  • Winding required
  • Scoured: United States
  • Source of fiber: United States
  • Dyed: United States

Ranch 01 is our first ranch-specific, breed-specific yarn. This small-batch, limited-edition yarn was sourced from 100% American Rambouillet sheep on The Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, a ranch that produces Climate Beneficial Wool in partnership with Fibershed.

Ranch 01 is three-ply, worsted-weight and worsted-spun. With the intent of keeping the yarn close to the earth, it was naturally dyed by the Green Matters Natural Dye Company in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Ranch 01’s palette arose from the myriad possibilities available in nature, with colorways derived from marigold, indigo, madder root, lac and cochineal insects, tannins, and iron.

With the dye striking the wool more strongly here and more gently there, natural dyeing captures the beautiful irregularities of nature itself, resulting in skeins with rich tonal variations. Some colorways of Ranch 01 have more variation within a skein than others, and skeins within a colorway vary slightly from one to another. Fabric knit from Ranch 01 will have subtle streaks and shifting depths, so for larger projects we recommend alternating skeins for a smoother blend.

At every step along its way, this wool has been treated with special care and attention. The multi-disciplinary approach to the production of Ranch 01 supports our commitment to domestic manufacturing as well as environmental stewardship. We hope its story inspires your creative work, and we thank you for joining us in our pursuit of earth-friendly, wool-loving endeavors.

popular colorways

1 Indigo

88 stashed

77 projects

2 Tannin Iron

84 stashed

94 projects

3 Cochineal

39 stashed

49 projects

4 Marigold

31 stashed

24 projects

Cochineal B

6 stashed

13 projects

Indigo B

5 stashed

9 projects

Indigo C

5 stashed

6 projects

Lac

15 stashed

11 projects

Madder

36 stashed

49 projects

Marigold Indigo

20 stashed

22 projects

Natural

16 stashed

21 projects