Easy wearing with near-to-the-skin smoothness, Dapple delivers as the perfect go-to yarn for buttery soft baby sweaters, summer shawls and all-season apparel. This woolen-spun yarn is a blend of 40% Texas organic cotton and 60% Merino wool from Colorado. The spring and bounce of plump wool anchors this 2-ply DK weight yarn, providing structure and memory to your knitwear. Concurrently, cotton’s smooth hand softens wool’s rustic texture, making Dapple a dream for those knitters who crave a downier feel.
The idea for Dapple is rooted in Brooklyn Tweed’s values of domestic sourcing and sustainable textile production. Organic cotton was the perfect choice for our first foray into natural fibers beyond wool. American cotton also has a complex history, which still reverberates today. Sales from Dapple will contribute 3% profit to the National Black Farmers Association in perpetuity to support farmers who have historically been excluded from land ownership. No complex issue can be solved overnight, but moving towards a more sustainable future is crucial to our values of domestic sourcing, equity and antiracism.
165 yards (150 meters) | 50 grams | DK weight
2-ply woolen-spun construction
60% Merino wool / 40% organic cotton
20.7 micron Merino wool from Colorado
Organic cotton from Texas
Wool Scoured at Chargeurs Wool in Jamestown, South Carolina
Cotton ginned at Woolam Gin in O’Donnell, Texas
Spun at Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Dyed at Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5¼ – 6 stitches to 1" | Suggested Needle: 3¾-4½ mm (US 5-7)
Description and specs courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed.