Ranch 02: Forbes from Brooklyn Tweed

Ranch 02: Forbes

from Brooklyn Tweed
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
102 yards
(93 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
4.25 to 5.0 sts
= 1 inch
US 7 - 9 or 4.5 - 5.5mm
100% Wool - Rambouillet
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Solid color
Drafting method: Woolen spun
Dye: Machine dyed
Ply: 3-ply
Put up: Winding required
Source of fiber: United States, Forbes Ranch near Kaycee, Wyoming
Scoured: United States, Bollman in San Angelo, Texas
Milled: United States, Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Dyed: United States, Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ranch 02: Forbes is the newest release in our line of ranch- and breed-specific wool yarns. This limited edition yarn originated from 100% American Rambouillet sheep on the Forbes Ranch near Kaycee, Wyoming where the Forbes family has lived and ranched for three generations. The Forbes family takes pride in raising healthy sheep with exceptional wool while sustainably managing their pastureland.

Three-ply, worsted-weight and woolen-spun, Ranch 02: Forbes is a testament to connection: connection between the land, the sheep, the ranchers, and the artisan craftspeople who shepherded the fiber along its 100% American supply chain.

Once shorn, the 100% Rambouillet wool traveled to Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, Wisconsin where it was woolen-spun and plied into a robust, worsted-weight yarn that retains plenty of the fiber’s original lightweight and squishy softness.

After spinning, the wool for Ranch 02: Forbes went to Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to be dyed in a warm, earthy palette evocative of the rugged landscape from which it came.

Rambouillet sheep are hardy animals known for their resilience and superior fleece. Durable, elastic and soft enough to wear against the skin, Ranch 02: Forbes makes for long-wearing garments and accessories that will look good and feel luxurious for years to come.

Since Ranch 02 is a small-batch yarn, when it’s gone, it’s gone. If a colorway is calling your name, we encourage you to answer the call!

Ranch 02 is available online at https://brooklyntweed.com/products/ranch-02 or at Brooklyn Tweed retail stockists around the world.

Learn more about Ranch 02’s origins and development here.

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