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Shelter

The distinctive character of Targhee-Columbia wool shines in Shelter, a very versatile medium-weight yarn. Shelter is woolen spun, meaning the fibers remain in a lofty jumble that traps air and offers remarkable warmth and lightness. Its two plies are gently twisted to preserve that buoyant quality, so Shelter is a little more delicate than most commercial yarns. Woolen-spun yarns are also more adaptable in gauge, as they can compress to a dense sport weight or bloom to cohere as a gauzy fabric when worked on large needles. Shelter has a dry, soft hand and a faintly rustic nature; woolen spinning sometimes results in slightly thinner or thicker sections, and you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that proves it is never treated with harsh chemicals. Garments knit from Shelter achieve their full beauty after a wet blocking, as each stitch relaxes and bonds with its neighbors to produce an even, light, plush fabric with a halo. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. Shelter is designed to be a workhorse yarn that invites cables, ribbing, textured stitch motifs, open work, plain stockinette and garter stitch. Shelter is ideal for sweaters of every variety, winter accessories, and blankets. Comes in 37 colours.

Length 128m / 140 yds Buy Online
€13.25 each
Weight 50 grams
Needle 4.5mm - 5.5mm
Blend 100% Targhee-Columbia wool
Washing Instructions
Knitting Tension 4.5mm(US7): 5 sts to 1"; 5mm(US8): 4.5 sts to 1"; 5.5mm(US9): 4.5 sts to 1"
 
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Available Colourways

Some Pattern Ideas

Caribou
Almanac
Bale
Button jar
Cinnabar
Embers
Faded quilt
Flannel
Fossil
Hayloft
Homemade jam
Long johns
Nest
Pumpernickel
Sap
Artifact
Soot
Truffle hunt
Barn owl
Wool socks
Birdbook
Blanket fort
Camper
Cast iron
Fauna
Foothills
Meteorite
Old world
Postcard
Postcard
Snowbound
Stormcloud
Sweatshirt
Tallow
Tartan
Tent
Thistle
Woodsmoke
Newsprint
Narwhal