Shelter from Brooklyn Tweed


from Brooklyn Tweed
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
140 yards
(128 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
4.25 to 5.0 sts
= 1 inch
US 7 - 9 or 4.5 - 5.5mm
5.5mm (I) - 6.5mm (K)
100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Heathered, Solid color
Drafting method: Woolen spun
Dye: Fleece dyed
Ply: 2-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
Dyed: United States, Ultimate Textile in North Carolina

Meet Shelter, our versatile 2-ply worsted weight yarn. Soft and sturdy American Targhee-Columbia wool is spun woolen style – airy clouds of carded fiber become a yarn with remarkable lightness, warmth and a traditionally handcrafted appearance, ideal for sweaters, cozy accessories, and blankets. Wet block after knitting to reveal Shelter’s full beauty as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a soft, fuzzy halo.

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


  • 140 yards (128 meters) | 50 grams | worsted weight
  • 2-ply woolen-spun construction
  • 23-24 micron Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming
  • Wool scoured at Bollman Industries in Texas

Fleece-dyed heathered colorways:

  • Stock dyed at Tintoria Piana U.S. in Georgia
  • Spun & finished at Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire

Skein-dyed solid colors:

  • Spun at Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire
  • Skein dyed & finished at Ultimate Textile in North Carolina


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


As a result of its lofty woolen-spun construction, Shelter works well at a wonderful range of gauges and can be used interchangeably with Tones:

  • 4¼ - 5 stitches to 1”
  • Suggested Needle: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - 9)
  • Suggested Hook: 5.5 - 6.5 mm (US I-9 - K-10½)


To create each heathered colorway of Shelter, 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.

Our solid colors of Shelter are spun from undyed white wool, then skein dyed into brilliant nature-inspired hues that pair beautifully with our heathered colorways.


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

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