• 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.

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

  • Tincture
    Tincture

    Tincture

    Color Story

    Grassy olive oil, greener and more vivid than Klimt.

    Jared Flood’s Burnaby Cap is knit in 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.

  • Rainier
    Rainier

    Rainier

    Color Story

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

  • Treehouse
    Treehouse

    Treehouse

    Color Story

    A saturated spruce green that leans toward teal.

  • Dorado
    Dorado

    Dorado

    Color Story

    The deep green of the ocean near forested shores.

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

  • 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.

    Jared Flood’s Svenson pullover from BT Winter 17 is knit in 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.

  • 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.

  • Carob
    Carob

    Carob

    Color Story

    Velvety taupe with both warm and cool pigments.

    Michele Wang’s Binary wrap from BT Winter 17 is knit in 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 Loam.

  • Porter
    Porter

    Porter

    Color Story

    Please note, we currently have two yarn colors named Porter, and they vary slightly:

    Porter in Arbor: Faded black denim, a lived-in alternative to true black. The Equus sweater from the Fall 17 Collection is knit in Porter.

    Porter in Plains: The stout and hearty warm brown of pure chocolate and strong dark beer.

  • Kettle
    Kettle

    Kettle

    Color Story

    Labrador black, pure and basic.

  • Humpback
    Humpback

    Humpback

    Color Story

    A complex dark grey faintly warmed with brown. Pairs well with Degas for contrast and with Gale for a subtler, moodier combination.

    Melissa Wehrle’s Harlowe from Wool People 11 and Véronik Avery’s Charley from BT Fall 17 are knit in 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 Gale.

  • Driftwood
    Driftwood

    Driftwood

    Color Story

    Pale, weathered beige grey. Distinctly warm

    Norah Gaughan’s Shoji cardigan from BT Winter 17 is knit in Driftwood.

  • Thaw
    Thaw

    Thaw

    Color Story

    Cool, silvery white touched with blue-green. Pairs beautifully with Sashiko.

    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

$13.25 / skein

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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 30 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. Saco River Dyehouse, 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.

 


 

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)

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