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.
Fibre: Targhee - Columbia Wool, US sourced, spun and dyed
Skein: 50 grams, 251 metres, 275 yards
Knitting Gauge: Can vary widely but as a firm fabric 22 - 28 sts per 10 cm or 4"
Suggested Needles: 2.25 - 4.00 mm; 0 - 5 US
Care: Hand wash with good wool wash, lay flat to dry