Ranch 01 from Brooklyn Tweed

Ranch 01

from 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

108 stashed

92 projects

2 Tannin Iron

91 stashed

113 projects

3 Cochineal

42 stashed

57 projects

4 Marigold

36 stashed

34 projects

Cochineal A

4 stashed

3 projects

Cochineal B

8 stashed

16 projects

Indigo A

6 stashed

7 projects

Indigo B

4 stashed

9 projects

Indigo C

4 stashed

6 projects

Lac

16 stashed

11 projects

Madder

40 stashed

59 projects

Marigold Indigo

22 stashed

24 projects

Natural

19 stashed

23 projects