Tones Light from Brooklyn Tweed

Tones Light

from Brooklyn Tweed
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
225 yards
(206 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
6.0 to 8.0 sts
= 1 inch
US 0 - 4 or 2 - 3.5mm
2.25mm (B) - 4mm (G)
100% Wool - Columbia
plied
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Drafting method: Woolen spun
Dye: Fleece dyed
Ply: 2-ply
Put up: Winding required
Source of fiber: United States, 24 micron Columbia wool from Wyoming
Scoured: United States, Bollman Industries in Texas
Dyed: United States, Skein dyed at Caledonian Dye Works in Pennsylvania

Tones Light is a versatile fingering weight, woolen-spun from fleece-dyed American Columbia wool into light and dark shades of springy 2-ply yarn that we overdye to create a harmonious palette of coordinated “tone pairs”.

Choose your favorite color’s light, bright Overtone, or the deeper, more subdued Undertone. Craft vibrant combinations using Overtones and Undertones of different hues, or choose a more subtle approach by pairing an Overtone and Undertone from the same colorway. Soft, durable, and ideal for lightweight garments, accessories, lace, and colorwork.

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

SPECS

  • 225 yards (206 meters) | 50 grams | fingering weight
  • 2-ply woolen spun construction
  • 24 micron Columbia wool from Wyoming
  • Wool scoured at Bollman Industries in Texas
  • Stock dyed at Tintoria Piana U.S. in Georgia
  • Spun at Crescent Woolen Mills Co. in Wisconsin
  • Skein dyed at Caledonian Dye Works in Pennsylvania
  • Finished at Clemson Winding in Pennsylvania

FIBER CHARACTERISTICS

Columbia sheep raised in Wyoming provide the wool for Tones Light. One of the first sheep breeds developed in the United States, this large, friendly mediumwool breed began in 1912 in Laramie, Wyoming, as a cross between longwool Lincoln rams and finewool Rambouillet ewes. They produce thick white fleeces with robust substance, wonderful for warm and durable sweaters, accessories, and blankets.

See our FAQ for tips on working with our woolen-spun yarns.

DYE PROCESS

We begin with natural white wool, then dye a portion black, blending and spinning it into light and dark heathered base yarns. These are overdyed in brilliant hues using traditional skein dyeing methods, creating harmonious Tone Pairs to mix and match in colorwork, stripes, and solids.

GAUGES

As a result of its lofty woolen-spun construction, Tones Light knits wonderfully at a variety of gauges and can be used interchangeably with Loft.

  • 6 - 8 stitches to 1”
  • Suggested Needle: 2 - 3.5 mm (US 0 - 4)
  • Suggested Hook: 2.25 - 4 mm (US B-1 - G-6)

CARE

Tones Light 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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