Brooklyn Tweed Arbor - Sashiko
Arbor is a yarn developed by Brooklyn Tweed with American partners as a DK weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch definition and dyed in a nuanced palette of shades.
Purebred Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota lend their distinctive fleece, a finewool with the softness of merino enhanced by longwool genetics for added durability. Jagger Brothers, an historic mill in southern Maine, spins the fiber into a round and springy 3-ply that loves to cable and shows textural stitchwork to maximum advantage. Saco River Dyehouse, an organically certified dyeworks operating nearby, provides the custom skein-dyed palette with minimal impact on the planet.
Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor produces a denser, sturdier fabric than Brooklyn Tweed's woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air. Garments knit from Arbor will weigh more and drape more heavily than those knit from Loft or Shelter.
Fibre: Targhee Wool
Skein: 50 gram, 132 meters, 145 yards
Knitting Gauge: 21 - 26 sts per 10 cm or 4"
Suggested Needles: 3.75 - 4.5 mm or 5 - 7 US
Care: Hand wash with care