- 125 yards | 114 meters | 100 grams
- Chunky weight
- 7-ply worsted-spun construction
- 100% Montana & South Dakota-grown Targhee wool
- Spun in Springvale, ME | Dyed in Philadelphia, PA
- 3 – 3½ stitches to 1"
- Suggested Needle: US 10-11 (6-8mm)
- Suggested Hook: US K-10½ - M-13 (6.5-9mm)
About the Yarn >
Purebred Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota lend their distinctive fleece, a finewool with the softness of merino enhanced by longwool genetics for added durability. Jagger Brothers, an historic mill in southern Maine, spins the fiber into a round and springy 3-ply that loves to cable and shows textural stitchwork to maximum advantage. Maine Dye & Textiles, an organically certified dyeworks operating nearby, provides our custom skein-dyed palette with minimal impact on the planet.
Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor Lodge produces a denser, sturdier fabric than Brooklyn Tweed's woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air. Garments knit from Arbor Lodge will weigh more and drape more heavily than those knit from Loft or Shelter.
Arbor Lodge is spun from undyed white wool, then skein dyed after spinning into a saturated palette of solid hues that let textured stitches and cables shine, create crisp colorwork, and highlight the natural luster of the wool fibers.
Please note that the color settings on your monitor may not display yarn colors accurately. Shade cards are available for purchase, directly from Brooklyn Tweed, with free shipping within the USA.
About Targhee Wool >
Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota lend us their distinctive fleece for this Arbor Lodge yarn. This fleece is a finewool, bearing the softness of its distant Merino ancestry, but with a durability enhanced by additional longwool genetics. It also has an elastic quality that, when combined with worsted-spinning as in Arbor Lodge, produces plush and dense, yet sturdy fabrics suitable for next-to-skin wear.
Fill a sink or basin with cold water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there. Soak work for several minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.
We recommend alternating skeins while knitting to distribute the color evenly.Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry.
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