Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. Brooklyn Tweed begins with three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies they nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn. Quarry has a soft and rustic hand; since it's never subject to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland. The yarn’s one-directional twist may cause it to twirl between the needles and the ball while you’re knitting, but the fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Quarry knits will bloom to become cohesive and supple after a wet blocking. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. This yarn loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. Despite its soft structure, it can be worked at looser gauges without loss of integrity to the fabric. We think it’s ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.
Quarry is offered in a new palette of fifteen heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminiscent of geological formations, so each color has the name of a mineral or gemstone.
Please see BT’s tips for working with Quarry, available here.
Watch how Quarry is made at https://www.brooklyntweed.com/woolen-and-worsted-yarns/
Ball Weight: 100 g / 3.53 oz
Ball Length: 183 m / 200 yds
Knitting Gauge: 12 - 14 sts = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 6.0 - 8.0mm (US 10 - 11)
Yarn Fibre: 100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia
Care Instructions: Hand wash cool, lay flat to dry.
Note about yarns from our website: Photographs aren't perfect; they don't capture the texture and feel of the yarn. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product. If you would like assistance with selecting a colour or an opinion/advice on finding a good yarn for your project, please feel free to give us a call.