Fingering-weight Loft channels Targhee-Columbia wool’s airy bounce into feather-light lace, accessories, and garments. Like Shelter, Loft is a woolen-spun 2-ply yarn with delicate twist, specially designed for unique lightness of hand. It’s not a sock yarn, so treat it a little more gently when it’s on the winder and the needles. Once your garment is blocked, the stitches will cohere in a beautifully even and sturdy fabric. Lace garments should open up to reveal stitch motifs with relatively mild blocking. Loft has great flexibility of gauge; it can be knit on 2mm (US 0) needles for a dense and durable fabric or on 4mm (US 6) needles for ethereal open work. Two strands of Loft held together can substitute for Shelter in patterns where you’d like greater stitch definition or a marled fabric of two colors.
We love the cabled vest Marte by Julie Hoover. Reach for the Marte Vest when in need of a light, functional layer that doesn’t sacrifice knitterly detail. Marte begins from the bottom up with generous two-by-two ribbing and stockinette that meld into interlinking cables mimicking chainmail, but rendered soft, airy, and lightweight in Loft. Each armhole is bordered by a two-stitch I-cord selvedge and a gently curving column of knit stitches meandering out of the cables, adding clean cohesion and interest for the knitter’s eye to appreciate. Marte then finishes off with double-thick mock-turtleneck ribbing, for a sophisticated, professional touch.
Watch how Loft is made.
Ball Weight: 50 g / 1.76 oz
Ball Length: 251 m / 275 yds
Knitting Gauge: 24 - 32 sts = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 2.0 - 3.75mm (US 0 - 5)
Yarn Fibre: 100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia
Care Instructions: Hand wash cool, lay flat to dry.
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