• Degas
    Degas

    Degas

    Color Story

    Pale beige with a blush of pink, inspired by the naturally lit studios and tulle skirts of Edgar Degas’s famous ballerina paintings. Complements many of our deeper hues and shades in colorwork.

    Emily Greene’s Divide Pullover from Wool People 11 is knit in Degas.

  • Arabesque
    Arabesque

    Arabesque

    Color Story

    A sophisticated greyed mauve of middle value.

    Jared Flood’s Gully cowl is knit in Vale yarn, colorway Arabesque.

  • Potion
    Potion

    Potion

    Color Story

    The purpled red of cherry juice.

  • Vintner
    Vintner

    Vintner

    Color Story

    The deep and lingering red of an Oregon pinot noir swirled in the glass.

    Yoko Hatta’s Akiko cardigan from Wool People 11 is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Vintner.

  • Alizarin
    Alizarin

    Alizarin

    Color Story

    Crimson, a cooler and less impulsive red than Firebrush.

    Jared Flood’s Junction scarf from The Arbor Collection is knit in Alizarin.

  • Firebrush
    Firebrush

    Firebrush

    Color Story

    Intense, vibrant primary red.

  • Butte
    Butte

    Butte

    Color Story

    A foxy rust hue like iron-rich soils — leans redder in Peerie and more orange in Arbor.

    Jared Flood’s Hirombe hat from The Arbor Collection and Norah Gaughan’s Huck hat from the Fall 17 Collection are both knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Butte.

  • Mesa
    Mesa

    Mesa

    Color Story

    The rosy pink of unfired terra cotta.

  • Tincture
    Tincture

    Tincture

    Color Story

    Grassy olive oil, greener and more vivid than Klimt.

    Jared Flood’s Burnaby Cap is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Tincture.

  • Klimt
    Klimt

    Klimt

    Color Story

    The rich ochre gold of willow leaves in autumn. Inspired by the paintings of Gustav Klimt’s “golden phase.”

    Jared Flood’s High Pines cowl from The Arbor Collection is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Klimt.

  • Crumb
    Crumb

    Crumb

    Color Story

    Tawny, golden brown like lion’s hide.

  • Parka
    Parka

    Parka

    Color Story

    Earthy loden green, anything but drab.

  • Wreath
    Wreath

    Wreath

    Color Story

    A glossy emerald green like ivy leaves.

    Jared Flood’s Terra shawl from The Arbor Collection is knit in Wreath.

  • Treehouse
    Treehouse

    Treehouse

    Color Story

    A saturated spruce green that leans toward teal.

  • Lovat
    Lovat

    Lovat

    Color Story

    The muted blue-green of an old Scottish tweed suit.

  • Dorado
    Dorado

    Dorado

    Color Story

    The deep green of the ocean near forested shores.

    Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s Boundary Pullover is knit in Dorado.

  • Norway
    Norway

    Norway

    Color Story

    Sea ice. This palest blue is shaded with a wash of grey.

  • Rainier
    Rainier

    Rainier

    Color Story

    A glacial, shaded, serene blue, named for Washington’s tallest peak.

  • Sashiko
    Sashiko

    Sashiko

    Color Story

    Saturated natural indigo, inspired by Japanese textiles.

    Jared Flood’s Burnaby Cap is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Sashiko.

    The Lucca shawl is worked in Vale yarn, colorway Sashiko.

  • Fleet
    Fleet

    Fleet

    Color Story

    Classic pea-coat navy. Darker in Peerie than it is in Arbor.

    Jared Flood’s Svenson pullover from BT Winter 17 is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Fleet.

  • Cobbler
    Cobbler

    Cobbler

    Color Story

    A jammy reddish purple like blackberry pie.

    Jared Flood’s High Pines cowl from The Arbor Collection is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Cobbler.

  • Black Fig
    Black Fig

    Black Fig

    Color Story

    Warm blackened purple, an intriguing alternative to black or charcoal that pairs well with camel and natural linen neutrals. This shade looks dark purple in natural light and more faded black in artificial light.

    Jared Flood’s Foundry scarf from The Arbor Collection is knit in Black Fig.

  • Nightfall
    Nightfall

    Nightfall

    Color Story

    Dusky plum bloom. Morandi’s dark and mysterious cousin.

  • Morandi
    Morandi

    Morandi

    Color Story

    Warm violet grey-brown, created in homage to Italian painter Giorgio Morandi’s masterful tonal still lifes.

  • Carob
    Carob

    Carob

    Color Story

    Velvety taupe with both warm and cool pigments. Brighter in Peerie, muted in Arbor.

    Michele Wang’s Binary wrap from BT Winter 17 is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Carob.

  • Loam
    Loam

    Loam

    Color Story

    The lively, rich brown of drinking chocolate.

    Jared Flood’s Hirombe hat from The Arbor Collection is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Loam.

  • Kettle
    Kettle

    Kettle

    Color Story

    Labrador black, pure and basic.

  • Porter
    Porter

    Porter

    Color Story

    Faded black denim, a lived-in alternative to true black.

    The Equus sweater from the Fall 17 Collection is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Porter.

  • Humpback
    Humpback

    Humpback

    Color Story

    A complex dark grey faintly warmed with brown.

    Melissa Wehrle’s Harlowe from Wool People 11 and Véronik Avery’s Charley from BT Fall 17 are both knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Humpback.

  • Heron
    Heron

    Heron

    Color Story

    A cool mid-grey like rain clouds.

    The Girasole shawl is worked in Vale yarn, colorway Heron.

  • Gale
    Gale

    Gale

    Color Story

    Light grey with a tinge of lichen green, like French clay.

    Veronik Avery’s Nila pullover from BT Winter 17 is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Gale.

  • Driftwood
    Driftwood

    Driftwood

    Color Story

    Pale, weathered beige grey. Distinctly warm.

    Norah Gaughan’s Shoji cardigan from BT Winter 17 is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Driftwood.

  • Thaw
    Thaw

    Thaw

    Color Story

    Cool, silvery white.

    The Rock Island shawl is knit in Vale yarn, colorway Thaw.

  • Hammock
    Hammock

    Hammock

    Color Story

    Natural sheep’s white, warm and creamy.

    Michele Wang’s Binary scarf from BT Winter 17 is knit in Arbor yarn, colorway Hammock.

    Jared Flood’s Bridgewater shawl is knit in Vale yarn, colorway Hammock.

Arbor

Arbor

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Arbor represents an exciting expansion for Brooklyn Tweed: working with new American partners, we’ve developed a DK-weight workhorse yarn, spun worsted for superior strength and stitch definition and dyed in a nuanced palette of 34 solid colors.

Purebred Targhee sheep from Montana and South Dakota lend us 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 operating nearby, provides our custom skein-dyed palette with minimal impact on the planet.

Thanks to its worsted construction, Arbor produces a denser, sturdier fabric than our woolen-spun yarns. The fibers have been combed straight and carefully aligned before spinning, rather than jumbled to trap air. Garments knit from Arbor will weigh more and drape more heavily than those knit from Loft or Shelter.

 


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Yarn Specs:

  • 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.

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