We are delighted to introduce the second member of the Brooklyn Tweed American-made yarn family: LOFT. It is now here at fibre space!!
The cousin to Brooklyn Tweed’s original worsted line – SHELTER – LOFT is an exciting new addition to our fingering weight yarn offerings.
LOFT is a soft-spun 2-ply fingering weight yarn, made from Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia fleece. Just like SHELTER, LOFT is spun in the woolen mills of historic Harrisville, New Hampshire – where woolen yarns for knitting and weaving have been created since 1794.
LOFT was conceived and designed as an ideal yarn for handknitters, with a focus on lace and colorwork fabrics. The yarn’s gently-spun construction mimics the lightness and loft of handspun yarns and creates stunning lightweight fabrics that retain their warmth. The woolen-spinning process also yields a highly versatile yarn that can shift into multiple gauges with ease, from dense colorwork at 10 stitches per inch (perfect for warm, stranded mittens) on up to a luscious, lofty sport weight gauge of 6 stitches per inch, without losing fabric integrity.
LOFT is available in a stunning 32-color palette! The yarn’s variety of heathered blends are developed from only 11 solid colors, giving them an incredible cross-range coherence. This underlying color harmony allows for gorgeous (and often unexpected) combinations.
Brooklyn Tweed LOFT is being launched along with an entirely new pattern line! The line features delicate lace, dazzling colorwork and rich textures. Select from cowls, scarves, mittens, shawls and sweaters. The printed patterns are not quite ready from Brooklyn Tweed yet but we do have digital copies that we can print for you (and then we will just give you a buzz when your nice card stock final copy is available). And you can always purchase and download patterns directly from Ravelry or Brooklyn Tweed!
I cast on Edie by Michele Wang on Sunday, in the hopes that I could get most of it done before today. I have half of it done already, and I am in love. The pattern is straightforward yet has sweet details like the hems and soft cables. But it has just enough stockinette stitch to keep me happy.