Brooklyn Tweed Arbor is a classic DK weight with timeless versatility. Springy, soft American Targhee wool is combed smooth and worsted-spun into a round and bouncy 3-ply yarn, creating crisp stitch definition in cables and textured fabrics. With a painterly palette of skein-dyed solid colors, Arbor is ideal for wear-everywhere sweaters and accessories.
145 yards (132 meters) | 50 grams | DK weight 3-ply worsted-spun construction 23.5 micron Targhee wool from Montana & South Dakota Wool scoured at Chargeurs Wool USA in South Carolina Spun at Worsted Spinning New England in Maine Skein dyed & finished at Ultimate Textile in North Carolina
FIBER CHARACTERISTICS Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota provide their distinctively thick and heavy fleeces for Arbor. This American breed is a finewool, bearing the softness of its distant Merino ancestry, but with durability enhanced by additional longwool genetics. Targhee wool has an especially elastic quality that, when combined with worsted-spun construction, produces plush yet sturdy fabrics suitable for next-to-skin wear.
DYE PROCESS Arbor 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.
GAUGES Arbor’s springy worsted-spun construction is suitable for a wonderful range of gauges and can be used interchangeably with Dapple:
5¼ – 6 stitches to 1" Suggested Needle: 3.75 - 4.5 mm (US 5-7) Suggested Hook: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US 7 - I-9)