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Quarry

Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. It begins with three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies they are nestled together and gently spun. 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; as it is never subjected to harsh chemical scouring, there may be 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. Ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.

Quarry comes in a new palette of 12 heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminiscent of geological formations, hence the gemstone or mineral names.

Length 183m / 200 yds Buy Online
€19.50 each
Weight 100 grams
Needle 6-8mm
Blend 100% Targhee-Columbia wool
Washing Instructions Handwash gently
Knitting Tension 6mm (US10): 14sts to 4"; 8mm (US11) 12sts to 4"
 
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Available Colourways

Some Pattern Ideas

Obsidian
Alabaster
Flint
Geode
Gypsum
Hematite
Lazulite
Moonstone
Serpentine
Slate
Sulphur
Citrine
Sandstone