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Today we’re excited to introduce three marled colorways to our worsted-weight Shelter line! Marls are created by combining plies of different colors together in a single strand of yarn; we paired a ply of white wool with a ply of neutral brown, black and grey to create Caribou, Newsprint and Narwhal. These beautiful yarns give finished fabrics a mottled texture and depth that brings classic sophistication to simple fabrics like stockinette, garter stitch  and ribbing.


We’re welcoming the Shelter Marls with a brand new hat pattern for both men and women, designed by Jared Flood. Mawson includes directions for a standard beanie (shown right in Newsprint) or a slouchy version (shown left in Narwhal) which can also be worn with a doubled brim as a classic watchcap. For a limited time, receive the digital pattern free with a purchase of one or more skeins of your favorite Shelter Marl (1 skein is required for the beanie version, 2 skeins for the slouchy version). Through August 22, 2016 a coupon for the free pattern will ship with your order, redeemable at


Mawson has been designed with a few thoughtful details to make the knitting enjoyable — a Ribbed Cable Cast On gives the appearance of a tubular edge without the fussiness of working a full Tubular Cast On. The crown shaping incorporates a special ribbed double decrease that is completely reversible, so that hat looks just as good with RS or WS out. The slouchy version can be worn as a classic watchcap by doubling the brim as shown above.


We hope you enjoy these new additions to our yarn family — we can’t wait to see what beautiful projects you create!


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3 responses to “Introducing Shelter Marls”

  1. I would like to comment not only on the new gorgeous wool from Brooklyn Tweed but on all their wool. I have been a fascinated customer of all their wools. Many of the patterns are intricate yet easy to follow and have architectural diagrams to show the construction of the knitting. We are a large family of architects and designers and we all knit with Brooklyn Tweed wool. The next generation has arrived ‘en masse’ and our children too are now in full swing knitting and crocheting for their children.

    Brooklyn Tweed wool is gentle and warm. My ‘connection’ with this wool is a tender one. The wool has taught me to respect its qualities like no other. I know when I work with Brooklyn Tweed wool I have to be prepared to work confidently but with tranquility. The winter will be here soon enough and the shawls, hats, scarves and sweaters are in the making.

    Thank-you Brooklyn Tweed, for a wool that has shared and taught and continues to be the favorite wool in the family.

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