- from Brooklyn Tweed
- 100% Targhee-Columbia wool from Wyoming
- 1.75 oz. reeled hank / 140 yards
- 4.25 - 5 stitches / inch on US 7-9
- hand wash / dry flat
- Dyed in Philadelphia; spun in New Hampshire
Shelter is the flagship yarn of Brooklyn Tweed and the first yarn produced by the company back in 2010. It is a woolen spun yarn, meaning that the fibers are pointing in all different directions, creating a slightly fuzzy yarn with wonderful loft and softness that is lightweight and exceptionally warm. It has a rustic look, with occasional thick and thin areas and a bit of vegetable matter from time to time--a testament to Brooklyn Tweed's dedication to minimizing processing as much as possible. Shelter is a versatile yarn that is equally at home with cables, lace, and good old stockinette stitch.
Shelter comes in a reeled hank which must be wound before use. Because the yarn is spun for maximum loft, it is more delicate than many commercially produced yarns. Brooklyn Tweed recommends that you wind the skeins by hand as you need them to avoid breakage and preserve the yarn's elasticity.
This yarn is eligible for quantity discounts!
- 10% at $125
- 15% at $225
- 20% at $325
Discounts are based on the total value of the order. Non-yarn items (tools, books, DVDs, etc.) can contribute to the total but do not themselves receive a discount.