the newest addition to the fibre space™ line up of indie fibres – SHELTER by Brooklyn Tweed! We are absolutely honored to have been selected as a flagship store for this yarn – which will be available on Jared’s website and in only a few shops nationally! This makes our local knitting community rather lucky to have this so close and so easy to snatch up. The yarn comes with a pattern line as well – also exclusive to the flagship stores and available at fibre space™.
SHELTER is 140 yards at 50 grams of 100% American sourced wool. It is the result of Jared’s quest to fill the gap in our industry of entirely American sourced and milled yarns for hand knitting. It comes in 17 absolutely stunning heathers, resulting from the blending of 3 to 5 solid colors. While Ravelry might list SHELTER as a light worsted weight yarn, it can be knitted at several gauges from 17 to 21 stitches per four inches on US#9 to US#6 needles. It is perfect for fair isle projects and classic knitted textures.
About the wool
The wool in SHELTER is from the Targhee-Columbia cross breed, bringing the softness of Targhee to the durability of the Columbia wool. (The Imperial Stock Ranch yarns available at our shop are made from the Columbia Sheep). The wool is sourced entirely from US farmers in Wyoming. The fleece is dyed in the wool and then spun in Harrisville, NH at a family owned and operated mill, Harrisville Designs. The mill at Harrisville was designated a national historic landmark in 1977, having been in operation for over 200 years.
SHELTER is woolen-spun, a process that creates a loftier and warmer yarn, very similar to a hand spun yarn. SHELTER is a 2 ply that you will find is incredibly versatile, due to this woolen-spun process. It is both soft and strong, and it will knit at a variety of gauges from DK to aran.
We have been furiously knitting up samples from the 8 original Jared Flood designs that are being presented with the new yarn line. Several more will become available this season, leaving us wondering what other amazing things Jared will be producing for this fabulous yarn! Here is a sneak peak at the current pattern selection:
You may also find that there are some oldies but goodies from Jared Flood that this new yarn would be a perfect fit for. Veronica has already worked up the Stilwell sweater in SHELTER in preparation for our Fair Isle Sweater class that starts this fall.
I hope that you can stop by today or sometime this weekend to see our newest addition. Don’t worry, we have lots of this yarn! If you can’t come in today due to something like YOUR JOB, no worries. We will see you soon…
**Photos courtesy of Jared Flood and Veronica P.