American Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, our versatile 2-ply worsted-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Once knit, Shelter achieves its full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce a plush fabric with a halo. We think it’s ideal for knitting sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets. Like its fingering-weight sibling Loft, Shelter is fleeced-dyed and blended in 45 heathered colors.
Developed, sourced, processed, spun and dyed 100% in the USA.
140 yards (128 meters) | 23-24 microns | Approx. 50 grams | Worsted weight
Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool
Fleece Dyed at Littlewood in Philadelphia, PA.
Woolen Spun at Harrisville Designs in Harrisville, NH.
As a result of its woolen-spun manufacturing process, Shelter is suitable for a wonderful range of gauges:
5 stitches to 1" | Suggested Needle: 4½ mm (US 7)
4½ stitches to 1" | Suggested Needle: 5 mm (US 8)
4¼ stitches to 1" | Suggested Needle: 5½ mm (US 9)
Description and specs courtesy of Brooklyn Tweed.