Brooklyn Tweed has initiated a program called Apart Together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the program is to support Brooklyn Tweed stockists, and to offer accessible pricing for knitters who may be financially affected by COVID-19. From March 18 – May 15 all Brooklyn Tweed yarns will be sold using a “pay what you choose” model.
If you purchase yarns from our online shop (with shipping or for local pick-up*) you decide what you pay and besides a discount, Brooklyn Tweed will credit us towards the purchase of more yarn for the shop. Here is how it works, just shop for the yarn you want and at checkout use one of the discount codes below:
Full price (no code needed): you don't get a discount but 30% of the regular retail price of your purchase is credited to EWE. EWE in turn will donate 30% of your purchase price to Congregate Charlottesville. Congregate Charlottesville is administering a community mini grant program to help people who's income has been impacted by COVID-19. The grants are intended to help pay for food, rent, medicine and utilties.
10% off BT: you will save 10% off your BT yarn purchase and 20% of the regular retail price of your purchase is credited to EWE.
20% off BT: you will save 20% off your BT purchase and 10% of the regular retail price of your purchase is credited to EWE.
30% off BT: you will save 30% off your BT purchase and 5% of the regular retail price of your purchase is credited to EWE.
If you find that we don’t have the Brooklyn Tweed yarn you want in stock, you can place your order on the BT website. They will be offering the same “pay what you choose” options and if you mention EWE Fibers in a note at checkout we will receive a credit on our account towards the purchase of more yarn for the shop.
(*Since you can't use more than 1 discount code during checkout local customers will not be able to use the localpickup code to void shipping charges. If you plan to pick up your order just leave a note when you check out and we will refund any shipping charges.)
- 145 yards | 24.5 microns | 50 grams | DK weight
- 100% Montana & South Dakota-grown Targhee wool
- Dyed in Saco, Maine. Spun in Springvale, Maine.
- 5¼ – 6 stitches to 1" | Suggested Needle: 3¾-4½ mm (US 5-7)
Fill a sink or basin with cool water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there. Soak work for 10 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.
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. Maine Dye & Textiles, an organically certified dyeworks provides the custom skein-dyed palette with minimal impact on the planet.
Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor produces a denser, sturdier fabric than woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air.